Sparkling Observations

All that Sparkles is Wine

Wine in Cans – that is the punch line

Have you seen them? Stacks of cans nestled in with the wine bottles? My first thought was, why is beer mixed in with the wine? Upon closer inspection I discovered … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

How about a trip to the Champagne region (Virtually)

If you are not following Martin Redmond’s ENOFYLZ wine blog, now is the time to start.  He was fortunate to be invited to the Champagne region and blogs about it … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Top Echelon: Grand Cru Champagnes

Last night I had a wonderful Champagne tasting experience.  Eight Champagnes from smaller houses made with Grand Cru grapes.  I think my friend said it best, “I feel like a … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

9th Wine Tasting Takes a Rose Turn

As we move from summer to fall, it seemed appropriate to enjoy some beautiful sparkling rose wines. Lacking forethought I didn’t take pictures with the bottles full so this picture … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

French Champagne Throw Down

  It’s a beautiful sunny day, truly treasured in Michigan this year. Clear, 70s low humidity. The flowers look beautiful, the patio furniture is out, the umbrellas up but we’re … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

I am a Bubblehead

“I am a bubblehead” I just heard those words spoken by Joshua Wesson on the radio show The Splendid Table.  Me too! I thought.  Isn’t it great, in these days … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

David Rakoff inspires creative endeavor for the 6th tasting

I’ve been a fan of David Rakoff’s public radio appearances, but I didn’t know he was a famous hand made gift giver.  One of his impromptu gifts was champagne-cage chairs.  … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment