Articles Tagged: sparkling wine

Campari Sparkling Passion

Created by owner Giovanni DeNigris at Trattoria Trullo in Chicago, this Valentine’s Day cocktail owes itself to one man’s undying love and passion for a beautiful woman (or at least the Campari).

As the story goes, Davide Campari, the youngest son of Campari’s creator, fell madly in love with one of Italy’s most popular opera singers, Lina Cavalieri, in the early 1900s. Davide met Lina after she had modeled for one of Campari’s groundbreaking advertisements. … Read more

How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

If champagne will be a part of your Valentine’s Day, be sure you know how to open it without putting an eye out.

Though it’s very dramatic to “pop the cork” and send it flying across the room, the correct way to open a bottle of champagne is far quieter … and also doesn’t waste any bubbly or put anyone in harm’s way.

Simply point the bottle away from yourself and others. Remove the foil. … Read more

Online Wine Shop Sells Only Half Bottles

Opening a bottle of wine is a commitment. A typical bottle of wine equals about five or six glasses (depending on the size of your glass, naturally).

If you’re dining at home alone or with one other person and looking for a little wine to compliment your meal, six glasses may be a bit more than you want. This is when a half bottle, more common in Europe, would do the job.

However, in my … Read more

New Year’s Swanky Toast

Toast the New Year with this swanky cocktail from Sobieski. Cheers!… Read more

Toast the New Year With Great Sparkling Wines for under $20

When it’s time for the champagne toast to celebrate 2009, why start the year by spending a fortune? These three sparkling wines (which is just the term for what most of us call champagne if it is made outside the Champagne region of France) are a good-tasting, budget-friendly way to start the year.

Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, $20
Made from mostly pinot noir grapes, this sparkling wine is fruity without being too sweet.

Piper … Read more

Partidge In A Pear Tree

This is my kind of Partridge! Courtesy of Oronoco Rum.… Read more

Naughty Holiday Punches

Get a little naughty with these Holiday punches from the folks at X-Rated Fusion liqueur.

X-Rated Holiday Punch

Ingredients:
1 750 ml bottle (25 oz) X-Rated Fusion liqueur
2 bottles pink champagne, chilled
2 six-ounce cans cranberry juice concentrate
2 six-ounce cans pink lemonade concentrate
1 qt club soda, chilled
Ice cubes

Instructions:
In large punch bowl, combine cranberry juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, X-Rated Fusion liqueur, club soda and champagne. Add ice cubes. Serve immediately. … Read more

Sparkling Rye Cocktail

This champagne cocktail is inspired by ri(1) rye whiskey, which I used in this recipe. It has a light flavor without being too sweet or too weak, which is the downfall of some champagne cocktails.… Read more

Nelson’s Blood

Add a little sparkle to your Halloween party with this simple champagne cocktail.… Read more

Vodka Mimosa (Champagne Screw)

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