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Italian Sparkling Wine is Festive and Delightful

What’s all the fuss about Italian sparkling wine, specifically Prosecco, Lambrusco, and Moscato d’Asti? The lastest episode of my Wine Without Worry podcast makes a return trip to Italy to find out. My guest is the charismatic Brian Larky, who I last saw on a January press trip with Jarvis Communications. So who is Brian? [More]

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Sparkling Spanish Wine: A Trip to Cava Country

Loyal readers will know of my penchant for bubbles, and sparkling Spanish wine is no exception. That’s why I’m really excited to be headed to Spain to check out its contribution to sparkling wine: Cava. I’ll be visiting Segura Viudas (who is the sponsor of this media trip) in Penedès, near Barcelona. And as a [More]

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What Is Pet-Nat Wine?

I travel to Brooklyn for a visit to Vine Wine to find out. And I already learned it has nothing to do with owning a cat named Nat.

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A Sparkling Way to Support LGBTQ Causes

If you are interested in supporting LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning) causes, there is now a sparkling wine worthy of your time and your Champagne flute. Égalité is the first wine to come out in support of not only the LGBTQ community, but also to celebrate recent victories in marriage equality around the [More]

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Has Champagne Ever Saved Your Life? The Bookery Cook Interview

Has Champagne ever saved your life? Gee, if it hasn’t yet, I’m sure it will some day. I am thankful that Maxine Thompson, of the wonderful site The Bookery Cook, asked me this question and so many more. She is able to pry from me such information as: What music I listen to while cooking [More]

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I’m All Over My Man’s Belly With Sparkling Wine and Food Pairing

Very excited to get to write a guest post about one of my favorite subjects (sparkling wine and food pairing) on my friend Pamela’s blog, My Man’s Belly. I leisurely perused many of Pamela’s recipes to find everything from cauliflower tabbouleh to pita chips with ranch seasoning to raspberry scones, and then picked an appropriately [More]

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Sunday Brunch With Bacon and Eggs Plus a Sparkling Rosé Discovery

A complete Easter Sunday brunch with friends should include not only bacon and eggs but also sparkling rosé. The Aimery Cremant de Limoux Brut Rosé is so totally in my wheelhouse. Pale and very dry, it cuts right through your smoky, eggy, cheesy, rich brunch fare with enthusiasm. If you’re wondering what the “1531” refers [More]

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Happiness is a Sparkling Rosé Made from Nerello Mascalese

I feel so passionately about drinking sparkling rosé, especially examples made from unusual grapes like Nerello Mascalese, that I’d gladly pedal this pink bicycle around town to try and win new converts. I have had a lifelong (well, since I attained legal drinking age) love of dry rosé and my feeling is adding bubbles just [More]

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