Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Yummies: Pop that Top!

"I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty." (Lily Bollinger)

Bubbly, sparkly, fuzzy, tart, sweet, lovely, sexy, fun....ahhhh the name alone makes us giggle like little girls getting a doubles scoop of chocolate peanut butter ice cream for breakfast. We suuuuuper heart CHAMPAGNE!!! (sorry for yelling but there is no holding back our love and giddiness for the golden glittery taste of it)
It's like drinking the stars!

Tis the season for toasts, family (which = drunk), celebrations and well just plain ol' drinking. And how might you ask is the shmanciest, most fun way to get into the holiday spirit? CHAMPAGNE!!! (again...sorry)

Champagne, sparkling wine, Prosecco...it has a few names but all mean basically the same thing...perfection in a gorgeous bottle.

Here is a quick lesson in Bubbly (it is quick...we know you get bored...but of course not when you read Things We Heart)

The name Champagne is synonymous with the drink we heart soooo much but it really just means the region where the sparkling juice of the gods comes from. It's kind of like calling all tampons Tampax or all lip balms Chap Stick....

Champagne is a region in France where the grapes are from. If you buy Italian "Champ" it's called Prosecco and from the good ol USA it's called Sparkling Wine.
So if someone offers you something other than Champagne...don't fret...it's all the same.

OK, now we are not going to get into Bruts...Cuvees...Vintages...colors...etc.. because all you really need to know is what is yummy and what is recessionista chic...right? Right ;)

(mostly because we had our selves a bottle or 3 of the golden goddess last night and we can barely type...oh PS sorry this is late!)

But if you must know...go here and here to get your BA in the glamorousness of the fizzy nectar.

Here are our favs...and NO Cristal is not one of them.

Sure we lurve to drink it but it's a bit overrated and we don't have a blinged out Bentley or dancing girls by our sides (we do the dancing..thank you very much)

This summer we could not be found with out a glass (bottle) of Veuve Cliquot in our polished paws - Veuve is pronounced like this...

It's dry and luscious and the best part??? Totally affordable and everyone loves it! They make a yellow bottle (golden) and rose bottle (rose)..both are out of this world.
Beware...drinking a lot of this and dancing with your girls is suuuper fun!

This past Tofurkey Day was absolutely saved and made waaaaay more fun when my brother popped open a tall blue bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte.

Sweet, dry and bubbletastic.
After a few sips (gulps) our kooky family became much more fun to deal with...and cooking under the influence of the glittery stuff? Funtastical!

My love for Perrier Jouet is endless...totally endless. Yes it is shmancy...yes it is not very recessionista chic but it is worth it. They offer sooo many varieties and each one is better than the next.
Plus if you give this as a gift (hint hint) the Fluer (which is TDF amazing) bottle is hand painted with flowers! As it should be. Save this one for special occasions...like finding time to take a bath or not having to do anything...or just because.

One New Years we were the lucky girls at a ginormous party where Moet Chandon was served. Now we are not sure if we were lucky to just be there or if it was because we had free flowing, bottomless Champers...

What ever the reason...Moet is as beautiful to drink as the name sounds. They too offer a few different varietals ranging from fancy to shmancy and all of them are amazing.

Last but for SURE not least (I mean, we are talking about Champagne here) is the king of them all...the brand that made the sparkly stuff what it is today...Dom Perignon... (made by Moet).

There are no words to describe what it is like to drink Dom. It is perfection at every level. It is so gorgeous and light you will wake up the next morning with a Blackberry full of pictures you may want to forget.

If you have an extra $2,400 lying around...this is the one to get...hee hee. Or pay your rent for a couple of months...up to you.

Need to know how to open the perfect bottle of Champagne?

P.S. This is what it feels like to drink the beautiful bubbles....

Drop a few berries into your glasses and celebrate!

xoxo t.w.h.

“Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner." (Marlene Dietrich)

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