Tag Archive 'Champagne'

Jun 10 2009

The Not-So-Subtle Sex Appeal of Modern Champagne

By Brett Ashley McKenzie Earlier this week, I returned home from my Hawaiian honeymoon (more on the amazing food and wine we enjoyed later) to find the June 30th issue of Wine Spectator crammed into my mailbox. Immediately following a depressing story on how the Vegas restaurant industry is suffering in the wake of the […]

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Apr 10 2009

Sparkling Californian White Bests Champagne in Clash of the Titans

In Thursday night’s “Clash of the Titans: Champagne vs. the World,” Just Grapes customers were put to the test in a blind tasting of seven sparkling wines, including one true champagne.  Asked to rank the seven bubblys from one to seven (seven being the highest quality sparkling and one being the lowest), the tasters chose […]

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Apr 07 2009

Champagne Vs. the World

By Brett Ashley McKenzie Everyone knows someone who refuses to drink any sparkling wine other than authentic Champagne. They wrinkle their nose at the suggestion of Prosecco, raise an eyebrow at the mention of Cava, and wouldn’t be caught dead with a sparkling Californian Chard in their Mimosa. You’ve always wondered, “If I slid him […]

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Dec 29 2008

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Suggestions

Published by under Savvy Sip Tips

Have you picked out your bottle yet? Whether your budget is for one magnificent bottle of 2002 Louis Roederer Cristal or 2000 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon , or a case of a house sparkler like Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley CA or a NV Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve! We here at Just Grapes have a […]

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Dec 08 2008

Champagne Seminar with Ron Balter

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Champagne Seminar with Ron Balter  Date: Monday, December 15th  Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cost: $40 per person Champagne, the most sublime of wines and most certainly the most difficult to make. This seminar will focus on the method used to make Champagne, a review of the many villages, discussion on styles, grapes used in production and […]

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Nov 13 2008

Chef’s memories captured in Champagne bubbles

Wine is so much more than a drink. Much as we enjoy it every day, it’s even more a part of our special occasions. Few toasts are made with diet soda. Wine, in all its forms, carries associations of time, of place, of significant people and events. Melissa Graham has a lifetime of memories encapsulated […]

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