TIP OF THE DAY: How To Quickly Chill Wine Or Champagne

If you forgot to put the Champagne in the fridge—or decide on a different bottle of wine than the one you’ve chilled—here’s how to get it cold, fast. Pop It In The Freezer Many people stick the bottle in the freezer. It works, but it isn’t the fastest way to chill wine. Cold air isn’t…
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SPARKLING WINE: Limited Edition Chandon Blanc de Noirs

The limited edition bottle for Holiday 2013 is wrapped in snowy white and festive stars. Photo courtesy Chandon.   If you’re looking for a special yet affordable bubbly for the holiday season, take a look at this limited edition sparkler from Chandon, a Blanc de Noirs champagne-style wine. Blanc de Noirs means “white from black,”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sorbet Cocktail For Dessert

How can you make a sophisticated dessert in less than five minutes? Cleanse the palate after a rich dinner? Serve something cool and refreshing? Combine dessert with an “after dinner drink?” Serve a sorbet “cocktail” or mocktail, which in its simplest version combines a scoop of sorbet with sparkling wine or ginger ale.   You…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Autographed Champagne Bottles

With a gold felt-tipped pen, you can turn a Champagne or wine bottle into a memento of friendship and good times. It’s the concept of a guest book ported to a bottle. With the gold ink, date an unopened bottle of Champagne and record the occasion (e.g., Christmas Party, 12.9.12). Next, have party guests or…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Oysters & Champagne

Oysters and bubbly are not just for New Year’s Eve. Oysters on the half shell are a favorite in Ireland. While they’re popular bar food with a beer, you can create a real celebration with sparkling wine. Whether with Champagne or the lighter and more affordable Cava and Prosecco sparklers, invite friends over to toast…
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