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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VALENTINE’S DAY: Drink Pink

Chandon California Rosé is a sparkling rosé wine that’s less than half the price ($24) of a French rosé Champagne. The company also makes Sparkling Red from Zinfandel ($30), Reserve Pinot Noir Rosé ($35) and Etoile Rosé ($50). Photo courtesy Chandon.   Heading out to the liquor store to pick up a bottle for Valentine’s…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Sparkling Rosé Makes It Special

Sparkling rosé wine—be it Champagne or from another part of the world*—isn’t a great idea for Valentine’s Day just because it’s pink. The color is an added bonus for Valentine festivities. What makes sparkling rosé special is the deeper fruit flavor, fuller body and roundness that comes from pinot noir grapes.† Never confuse rosé Champagne…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rosé Champagne For Valentine’s Day

Ellner brut rosé Champagne. Photo courtesy Pacific-estates.com. Many people pop open a bottle of Champagne or other sparkling wine for Valentine’s Day. We celebrate with a rosé Champagne. Rosé Champagnes tend to be more expensive than their white counterparts, but are worth it. They’re typically more full-bodied and complex, with rich fruit flavor. Two bargain…
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