Tag Archive 'Prosecco'

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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Mar 12 2009

Wines to Drink on Saint Patrick’s Day

Published by under Savvy Sip Tips,Wine Reviews

Full disclosure: I am not a beer person. I’m not a whiskey person either. So every Saint Patrick’s Day, when Chicago decks itself top to bottom in green, I bite my tongue and raise my lone wine glass amidst a sea of Guinness pints and whiskey shooters. I imagine this is how non-margarita people feel on Cinco de Mayo, how non-Egg Nog people feel on Christmas, and how non-Champagne people feel on New Year’s. So what’s a wine lover to drink with their corned beef and cabbage?

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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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