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Why Champagne and Fried Chicken Are Perfect Together

Source: Grub Street NY

There is no bad time to drink Champagne, of course. It just so happens that New Year’s Eve is a particularly good time to do it. This is a universal truth that needs no undoing. The only question becomes: What do you want to eat with it? This year, that …

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The Christiane Chronicles: Stop swirling your Champagne, you idiot

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Rant Buzz Killers Swirling a glass of wine with a flick of the wrist can tell you a lot about what you’re drinking. The movement oxygenates the wine, releasing some volatile compounds that interfere with its true aroma. Raising the wine to eye level to look at its “legs” (the tears descending inside the glass) gives you an idea of its viscosity and alcohol strength. But the sight of anyone performing these acts with a glass of bubbly makes me hysterical. So you like to smash bubbles? You want to kill something that is alive?!?!? Champagnes and other sparkling wines ...

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Go beyond Champagne this New Year’s with these sparkling wines

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Flutes don’t give you room to sniff, which is part of the fun. Smelt likes to use white wine glasses.Photograph by Wedig + Laxton As we find ourselves in the middle of another holiday season, schlepping trees into our living rooms and spending an unnatural amount of time with family, chances are we’re going to get pretty thirsty. The celebratory yet stressful nature of the season calls for one quencher: bubbly. The good thing is that there are options; these days, you can find world-class sparkling wines from all across the globe. The bad news: Finding the right bottle can ...

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Very Particular Passenger Sues Airline for Serving Sparkling Wine Instead of Champagne

Source: Grub Street NY

A man in Quebec has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming a Canadian airline inflicted actionable damages by serving him a free glass of sparkling wine that wasn’t Champagne. A skimpy pour isn’t what outraged Daniel Macduff on his Sunwing flight to Cuba for a holiday getaway — it was …

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6 Bottles of Sparkling Wine for Summer Boozing

Source: Grub Street NY

Whiskey is for winter. When it comes to boozing during the summer, it’s all about gin-and-tonics, everything frozen, spritzes, margaritas, and, of course, sparkling wine. Champagne might be most associated with New Years, but it’s at its best on a 90-degree day, preferably spent by the pool with some ice …

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6 Bottles of Sparkling Wine for Summer Boozing

Source: Grub Street NY

Whiskey is for winter. When it comes to boozing during the summer, it’s all about gin-and-tonics, everything frozen, spritzes, margaritas, and, of course, sparkling wine. Champagne might be most associated with New Years, but it’s at its best on a 90-degree day, preferably spent by the pool with some ice …

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Celebrate Beer, Champagne and Rosé at Hawthorne’s Block Party

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Hawthorne’s Biercafé — the bottle shop and eatery at 11th and Fitzwater Streets that keeps the neighborhood buzzed with more than 1000 craft beer bottles — knows and loves IPAs. And this weekend, they’re celebrating the beer style known for its dank, juicy flavor alongside its pink and bubbly cousins with the 8th Annual IPA, Champagne, and Rosé Block Party.

Hawthorne’s will take over the street to for this free festival on Saturday, May 13th. The event features more than 50 local and national craft beers (heavy on the hoppy brews, of course) including those from buzzy new ...

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4 cocktails (plus Champagne) for the calorie-counting Atlantan

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A four-ounce glass of Champagne or sparkling wine contains approximately 24 percent less calories than a glass of still red or white.

January is drawing to a close and crowds in the gyms are thinning. But you’ve made a commitment to eating right and exercising regularly. Yay, you! But what about those weekend cocktails or nightly glass or two of wine? Liquid calories may seem less likely to pack on the pounds but did you know liquid calories (especially those found in our favorite cocktails) are some of the biggest waistline offenders? Liquid sugars are processed differently and more slowly ...

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Your Best November

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

At the start of each month the BYT staff compiles a list of things we’re particularly looking forward to seeing, reading, eating, touching etc. Our goal is for you to have the best possible month. Here are 30+ events, items, ideas that will make this November your best month. Plus, stay forever in the loop […]

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5 things to do with an open bottle of bubbly

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Photo credit: Southbound

Photo credit: Southbound

It’s a new year and you popped champagne last night.

If you’re done making mimosas or drinking flat champagne to nurse a hangover, here are five things you can do with your open bottle of bubbly. Happy New Year to you!

From Graham Lansford, bar manager at SOUTHBOUND:

  • My personal favorite? Throw a few garlic cloves into the bottle of champagne that you don’t want to drink anymore because of your resolutions, let it sit until lunch or dinnertime, and use it as a salad dressing.
  • Freeze leftover champagne in an ice cube tray and add ...

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Opening Tonight: Tredici Enoteca

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

tredici-enotecaTonight, the owners of Zavino in Midtown Village and University City debut the opening of another restaurant right across the street.

Greg Dodge of Zavino Hospitality Group introduces Tredici Enoteca at 13th and Sansom Streets, across from its sister restaurant. The Enoteca, which means “wine repository,” will serve Mediterranean-style cuisine with a focus on an affordable and diverse Italian wine bar.

The drink selection provides premium wines by the bottle, glass, or through the cruvient, a six-bottle preserving system at the bar. Similar to a draft system, the wines will be kept fresh, temperature controlled and served by the glass.

With a large variety of ...

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Sparkling Wine Dinner at Volver

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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If you like your wine like you like your jewelry, sparkling, then we have the dinner for you. On Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 p.m., Volver is hosting a Raventos i Blanc wine dinner with winemaker Pepe Raventos. The dinner is limited to 20 people and will be $150 per person. Reservations can be made by calling, 215.670.2303.

Raventos i Blanc wine dinner at Volver

CONCA DEL RIU ANOIA
Penedès, Spain
SNACKS
PAN CON TOMATE Santa Barbara uni, sourdough, lardo
  SIBERIAN STURGEON CAVIAR beet meringue, smoked créme fraîche, chive
MACARON foie, blood orange
De La Finca 2009
Xarel·lo / ...

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Philly Wine Week Kickoff: Opening Corks at PAFA

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Get your wine bra and funnel (or your judgmental high society attitude, whatever) ready: Philly Wine Week is kicking off this Sunday, March 22nd from 5-8 pm with an event called “Opening Corks” at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

The springtime themed wine tasting reception will feature over 20 wine vendors pouring samples of champagnes, sparkling wines, whites and rosés. Hors d’Oeuvres will be provided by Tria Café, Murray’s Cheese, Panorama and Alla Spina.

Dress is springtime cocktail attire, which I assume means you should come dressed as a springtime cocktail. I’m going as a gin ...

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