Champagne & Sparkling

Ruinart Brut Champagne - Food Gypsy

Ruinart Brut Champagne – The Humble Bubble

January 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Despite being the oldest established house in France, Ruinart is likely a name you’ve never heard of, and yet it creates some of the finest champagne in the world. Our holiday indulgence was a bottle of...

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Juve Y Camps Reserva Brut Rose - Food Gypsy

Juve Y Camps Reserva Brut Rose

July 22, 2015 | 6 Comments

Juve Y Camps Reserva Brut Rose – non vintage, completely unpretentious bubbles for under twenty bucks.  This is my kind of party. Bright, rich cherry colour thanks to its linage of pinot noir vines, Juve...

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G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute - Food Gypsy

G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute Champagne

February 11, 2015 | 1 Comments

Nothing says romance quite like champagne.  Reminiscent of old Hollywood, synonymous with glamour and wealth.  Fear not, with a little research you’ll still have funds for dinner!  Try G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs...

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Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut - Food Gypsy

Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Think pink for Valentine’s Day.  Busting bubbles and toasted yeast yield to the undertone of red berries in Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut.  Endearingly romantic, slightly sophisticated, and decidedly non-snobby. Continuing our Valentines Day Wino Wednesday romance theme; we’ve...

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Valentine’s Day doth approacheth.  Tell me fine Sir, have you procured an elixir to woo thine love?  No? Best get thee to the liquor store, post haste, and grabeth thine-self some swanky bubbles!   Might...

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Benjamin Bridge, Nova 7 2013

August 2, 2014 | 5 Comments

A harmony of sea, sky and earth meet in Nova 7 from Benjamin Bridge, a light, fresh sparkling wine that is the toast of Nova Scotia. With a cast of delicate rose in the glass,...

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Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne Brute Rosé, the sparkling wine of Burgundy.  A pink, bubbly way to ring in the New Year. 2014 marks a new beginning.  I love a new year with fresh pages unwritten,...

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What would Wino Wednesday be if your local wino did not raise a glass worthy of your time and money?   Our pick of the month, something light and refreshing, cold, bubbly… and Canadian; the 2010 Cuvee Janine.  ...

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Wino Wednesday, a monthly feature on Food Gypsy where we select our favorite from the past month. Our pick for May: Ca' Dei Mandorli Dei Giari, Moscato D'asti 2009, a great way to start...

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Wino Wednesday, a monthly feature on Food Gypsy where we choose a bottle from the recycling bin and tell you how much we enjoyed drinking it. April's pick: 2002 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage...

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We are champagne pigs, anything that sparkles and fizzes gets play with us. Some are hits and some are misses; the Perles roses Cuvée Antonia Naveran 2008, was a big holiday hit this season....

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Pomosa, Champagne & Pomegranate Cocktail - Food Gypsy

The Pomosa, Champagne & Pomegranate Cocktail

January 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Move over orange juice, champagne has a new brunch companion for a snazzy, light brunch cocktail. I give you the Pomosa, champagne pomegranate cocktail. For your next special occasion; think pomegranate....

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