Friday, January 29, 2010

Going light = going green

I've blogged about this previously; looks like we're finally 'in production'. Lighter bottles = lower shipping costs. I'm interested to see if this makes it to our shores--I assume it will. It's funny-many wine producers have chosen 'pretty' bottles (and/or really 'substantial' or heavy bottles) to show off how cool or 'special' their wine is. Well, as always, it's not the bottle. It's not the label. It's the JUICE inside that matters!

I'm not the only one...

See, I keep saying "Think Pink" and remind you to drink 'sparkles' for any occasion--I'm glad to know I'm not the only one! Read this article and learn about some yummy Valentine's day ideas. See my previous post about my New Year's choice as another option. Cheers!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sparkle Plenty!

I actually took my own advice when planning for New Year's eve. I found myself at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta with an 'old friend' in my hand when I was approached by a helper in the Champagne/Sparkling wine section. While the Perrier Jouët Brut I carried was a great 'go-to' selection (around $35), I decided to see what one of their staff members recommended. We looked at several different options in the same price point and ended up looking solely at rosé champagne. She pointed out one specific bottle that she loved, which was a 90+ point champagne that I hadn't tried before. What the heck, the PJ went back on the shelf and we had something new for New Year's eve. As suggested, the wine was a definite winner and my impression of Total Wine remains positive! Give Champagne Montaudon Grande Rosé a shot; you'll be pleased! And while I'm at it, don't forget that champagne (or Sparkling Wine from CA, Spain, etc.) is ALWAYS a great choice and NOT just for celebrations alone!. Cheers!