PRODUCT: Red, White & Blue Champagne

Chandon, Moet et Chandon’s sparkling wine from Napa Valley, has been issuing a limited-edition red, white and blue bottle of its brut sparkling wine for the past six years; a different design each year. Founded in 1973 by venerable French champagne house Moët & Chandon, Chandon was the first American sparkling wine venture established by…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad In A Wine Glass

[1] A beautiful layered salad in a wine tumbler (photo courtesy Riedel Japan). [2] Riedel’s O series tumbler for red wine (photo courtesy Riedel). [3] How many different ways can you use them? See our list (photo Riedel | Facebook). [4] A classic layered salad (photo courtesy Kraft). [5] The most recent layered salad trend:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sauvignon Blanc Styles & Pairings

April 24th is National Sauvignon Blanc Day, a grape that grows easily around the world and makes wines that are popular wherever they are made. Sauvignon Blanc (SAW-vin-yawn BLON) is an AOC-classified* French wine that is planted around the world. Its origin is the eastern part of France’s Loire Valley, where it abuts Burgundy. In…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Popcorn & Wine Pairings

[1] (photo courtesy Hidden Valley). [2] (photo courtesy Coupons.com).[3] Go whole-hog with a pairing flight (photo courtesy Skinnygirl).   For the Oscars on Sunday, how about some popcorn pairing fun? If you typically watch the show with a bowl of popcorn, consider moving past the beer and soda in favor of wine pairings. Wine and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Affordable Rose Bubbly For Valentine’s Day

Check the price of Champagne. Even the lowest-level brands are Now look at our three recommendations for rose sparkling wine (once called “pink Champagne): The first is $13.99; the latter are in the $18.99 range. Why is this a bargain? These are sweeter styles, perfect to enjoy as an aperitif, with chocolates or desserts, even…
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