Tag: champagne

Alinea: Connoisseur’s Dream Is Just A Short Flight Away

The artistry at Alinea extends to their wine pairings.
Inventive, exciting, imaginative, fascinating, thrilling, exceptional, delicious, amazing ... the list of superlatives used to describe dinner at Alinea is nearly as long as the drive from O’Hare to the restaurant’s location in Chicago’s Lincoln Park district. At Alinea a refined, exquisitely prepared meal is transformed

Drinking To A New Jewish Life

A review of the Louis de Sacy Brut Rose Champagne and the Talisker 25 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky bottled in 2005.
We recently had some reasons to rejoice and, as our readers would expect, there were a few bottles opened with family and friends. With a wide range of excellent wines available at

Bubble Trouble Turns Into Elegant Sparklers

A sparkling wine review including the Pol Roger Brut Reserve "White Foil," the Mionetto, Lunetta, Voveti and Lamberti proseccos, JJ Vincent Cremant, Champalou Vovray Brut, Trapiche Extra Brut, and the J Vineyards Brut Rose and their 25th Anniversary Brut.
Bubbles in wine were once considered a fault, especially when the increased pressure caused the bottles

Ultra-Vintage Scotch Is Delish, But Is It Worth It?

A review of the Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut and the Glenmorangie Pride 1981.
Champagne is usually associated with celebrations and secular holidays. Served chilled, Champagnes and other sparkling wines are very food-friendly and refreshing, especially during the warm summer months. Although other countries and regions have tried to expropriate the name, true Champagne is produced

Wines Sparkle For More Than Special Occasions

Some sparkling wine recommendations.
Resist the temptation to assign unused bottles of holiday Champagne and other sparklers to next year's festivities and look for reasons to share them now. The balanced acidity of sparkling wines makes them food-friendly, and they come in sufficient styles, flavors and prices to fit most budgets and tastes.

Gifts To Warm A Wine Lover’s Heart

Gift suggestions for wine lovers.
If you are invited to a birthday or anniversary party for a wine enthusiast or are looking for a gift for the hosts of a dinner party you’re attending, there are many new and interesting items to make your search easy. Here are some suggestions:

’Tis The Season For Celebrating With Bubbles

Sparkling wine recommendations for the holidays.
Nothing says holidays like the pop of a cork and a tall glass of sparkling wine. Festive, fun and a bit extravagant, Champagne and other sparkling wines are a wonderful way to celebrate the joys of the season with family and friends. A vast amount of ‘‘bubbly” is sold

A Celebration In A Bottle

A look at some excellent Champagnes.
Perhaps it is the bubbles that are thought to resemble stars. Or the legends of the wine’s origin, or names of the famous who were devoted to it. Regardless, Champagne remains the wine of choice for celebrations.