French Fizz is…Fun!

Bottles of 2021 J.L. Quinson Le Rosé French Fizz and 2021 J.L. Quinson Le Blanc French Fizz

Fast facts: 2021 J.L. Quinson Le Rosé French Fizz, France ($6.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California) 2021 J.L. Quinson Le Blanc French Fizz, France ($6.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California)   Psst…we’ve got the story on some excellent sparkling wines, just in time for summer! As the name implies, French Fizz sparkling wines come to us from France. … Read moreFrench Fizz is…Fun!

Making Mimosas without Champagne?

A holiday morning Mimosa kit, Mumm sparkling wine, a carafe of OJ and orange for a garnish.

Fast facts: NV Mumm Napa, Brut Rosé , Napa, California ($14.99 @ Costco, California – Item #438577)   Well, here we are.  Down to the final seven days of 2021. What a long, strange trip it’s been. Regardless, ’tis the season for celebration, hence the need to keep lots of bubbly on hand.  Whether it’s … Read moreMaking Mimosas without Champagne?

Costco’s Wine Advent Calendar Comes but Once a Year, Go!

End aisle display of Costco's 2020 Wine Advent Calendar which includes 24 half bottles of wine

Fast Facts: 2020 Edition Costco Wine Advent Calendar  ($97.99@Costco in California – Item #1480467)     So I was all set to pull the trigger on this week’s featured wine.  Before I could, I had to run to Costco to look for some fresh fish for dinner.  (Of course, I had to buy over three … Read moreCostco’s Wine Advent Calendar Comes but Once a Year, Go!

Three Options for High QPR Holiday Bubbly from TJs and Costco

NV Trader Joe's Reserve Brut Rose´ North Coast, California

Fast Facts: Trader Joe’s Reserve Brut Rose´ North Coast, California ($9.99@Trader Joe’s, California) Kirkland Champagne Brut Champagne, France ($19.99 @Costco, California) Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore NV, Veneto, Italy ($6.99 @Costco, California)   We’re publishing early this holiday week, so as to get this “in your hands” before you head out for any last minute … Read moreThree Options for High QPR Holiday Bubbly from TJs and Costco

Red – yes, RED – Delicious & Refreshing Italian Sparkling Wine @ Costco!

Bottle of sparkling wine and two glasses of said wine.

Fast facts: NV Venturini Bladini Quaranta Lambrusco Spumante Rosso, Reggiano, Italy – Product #1362619) $11.99 @ Costco, California. Happy August and thanks for following us and letting us know you are enjoying these weekly posts.  I am excited about this week’s wine find from Costco, and happy to be sharing this with you. Many wine … Read moreRed – yes, RED – Delicious & Refreshing Italian Sparkling Wine @ Costco!

Ring in the New Year, Without Breaking the Bank!

NV Kirkland Champagne Brut

Fast facts: NV Trader Joe’s Reserve Brut Rose´ North Coast, California  ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s; California) NV Kirkland Champagne Brut ($19.99 @Costco, California) If you still need some bubbles to toast the passage of 2018 and celebrate the arrival of 2019, we – and Trader Joe’s and Costco – have you covered. Here are two sparkling … Read moreRing in the New Year, Without Breaking the Bank!

Tasty TJ Turkey Day Bubbly – for $9.99?!

NV Trader Joe's Reserve Brut Rose´ North Coast, California

Winco – Champagne Bottle Stopper Fast facts: NV Trader Joe’s Reserve Brut Rose´ North Coast (California)  $9.99 (Purchased@Trader Joe’s; California) When serving a special meal (and the Thanksgiving feast certainly qualifies) nothing quite sets the mood like offering your guests a glass of bubbly as an aperitif served with appetizers, or with the main event … Read moreTasty TJ Turkey Day Bubbly – for $9.99?!