Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sparkling wine is great anytime.

I don't know about you, but whomever determined that sparkling wine should only be consumed for special occasions should be - - - spanked (lightly.) Because there is nothing tastier than a glass of bubbly. Try it with chinese take out and you'll see what I mean.

Plus, it's such a nice thing to bring to a friend's house when visiting. Everyone brings bottles of wine. How fun is it to bring a bottle of bubbly? Trust me, it's a good thing. We always have it on hand. Because you just never know when you'll need it.

The June issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently had a big feature called "30 Sparkling Wines for summer entertaining." It's a great article. It has great tips on which bubbly to serve with which course. It has pairing suggestions, too.
Like this:

After reading that I really want linguine and scallops. Anyone want to join me?

You're in luck if you live in California. You can pick up some bottles on sale at BevMo this week. They have a $1 off coupon good on a bunch of sparklers. (AZ stores, too.) You can save a buck on EVERY bottle. If you don't live here, that's a major bummer. I say it's worth a road trip to Cali. But that's just me. Here's a sample of what you can save on.

I have four bottles chilling in the fridge in my office. Oops. Probably shouldn't promote that. Oh well. Anyone want to visit me and have a "meeting??"  hee hee

Go to to see all the deets (what's on sale, coupon code, etc, etc.) And you too can have a tasty dinner that looks like this. mmmm mmmm mmmm. California Sparkling Rose by Roederer Estate. Deeeeelish. (L'Ermitage Brut Rose ~70 bucks. But worth it. And probably not on sale at BevMo.)

*Photo courtesy of Wine

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