With Christmas and Hanukkah finally behind us, it will soon be time to mark the end of 2011. To usher in the New Year, here are some of our suggestions for bubbles and brews of all forms. Katrin – What to serve can sometimes depend on how many are going to be enjoying what you are […]
Though Champagne is always the appropriate beverage – for both quotidian and celebratory drinking – and knows no season, it is de riguer for the holidays. Whether as party beverage or gift (hint! hint!), the Yuletide is made merrier with bubbles. Each year, shortly after Thanksgiving, Federal Wine and Spirit ,in collaboration with its distributors, hosts the premier Champagne tasting […]
The bottle had drawn my eye many a times when opening the wine refrigerator, but it never seemed to be quite the right day to open it. I had fallen in love with the Varnier Fannière at last year’s annual Champagne tasting hosted by Federal Wine & Spirits and was holding on to it. I […]
The Camille Saves truly stood out at the recent Champagne tasting hosted by Federal Wines. Out of a field of many great Champagnes, this one made an impression and had Glenn and me circling back to the table for a second taste. The persistent bubbles bring to the nose notes of buttered toast, apple, and […]
With the holidays upon us, wine shops are promoting their selections of sparkling wines for the festivities by hosting lots of in-store tastings. Fellow blogger Glenn and I were fortunate to go to one of the most extensive and interesting of these: the Annual Champagne Tastings hosted by Federal Wine and Spirits.