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Ask a Sommelier: What's Your Favorite Sparkling Wine?

Drinks Hayley Daen 7 comments

Real Champagne is one of our favorite wines on the planet. But sometimes you want bubbles on a budget, and Champagne's just not an option. We spoke to sommeliers from across the country and asked them what sparkling wines they recommend beyond Champagne. More

Pop! Cider

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

A splash of apple cider makes this drink appropriate for fall, and herbal, honeyed Benedictine is a natural mate. More

Pairings Pictured: Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Drinks Hawk Wakawaka Post a comment

Champagne's best delight comes in oysters, fried chicken, and triple cream cheese. More

Wine Jargon: What Is Grower Champagne?

Drinks Steven Grubbs 1 comment

In this series, Steven Grubbs, wine director at Empire State South (Atlanta, GA) and Five & Ten (Athens, GA), seeks to break down the jargon he threw at you last night. More

Ask a Sommelier: Valentine's Wine Advice

Drinks Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

We asked 13 top sommeliers from around the country for their Valentine's Day wine advice: what to order, how to choose a wine that will go with a romantic meal, from oyster start to chocolatey finish. Check out the slideshow for their advice, from favorite Champagnes to budget recommendations. More

Preserved: Bellini Jam

Sweets Stephanie Stiavetti Post a comment

This Bellini jam is a perfect combination of sweet peaches and zippy champagne. Smooth with a touch of bite, it cures what ails you. More

Bellini Jam

Serious Eats Stephanie Stiavetti Post a comment

This Bellini jam is a perfect combination of sweet peaches and zippy champagne. Smooth with a touch of bite, it cures what ails you. More

Bake the Book: Cranberry Champagne Jam with Ginger

Sweets Emma Kobolakis Post a comment

There's something a bit decadent about adding champagne to a recipe for something as simple as cranberry jam. But this recipe from Edible DIY: Simple, Giftable Recipes to Savor and Share makes it all make sense. Ginger adds a welcome touch of heat. The result? Sweet, tart, and zesty jam that goes lovely with cheese or in sandwiches. More

Behind the Scenes in Champagne

Drinks Sarah Bray 4 comments

Ever wonder what makes those little bubbles in your glass of Champagne? Do you know how long it took to make that bottle you're popping this Thanksgiving? I recently traveled to France to check out this winegrowing region and learn what I could about the history of the area and how your bubbly gets made. More

Terry Theise on What Happens to Wine as it Ages

Drinks Terry Theise 1 comment

We've been chatting a bunch lately about which wines age well, and which wines we should buy to drink ten or fifteen or twenty years down the road. Today, we're checking in with famed wine importer (and friend of the site) Terry Theise. He's known for bringing small-production wines from Germany, Austria, and the Champagne region of France to the US, so he knows a thing or two about how these bottles taste as time goes by. More

Drinking in Season: Lavender French 75

Drinks Kelly Carámbula 3 comments

Thank goodness spring is finally here. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, I mean, what more could you want? Perhaps a tasty cocktail, that's what. With all the action going on outside, I decided it was high time to create a floral-inspired cocktail. Lavender, a relative to the mint family, is the perfect starting point. More

Lavender French 75

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula 1 comment

This festive take on a classic drink tastes like spring—a little floral, a little bright, and a little bubbly—just right, if you ask me. More

Preserved: Champagne Jelly

Sweets Lucy Baker 3 comments

Valentine's Day is only two days away. If you're still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart, fear not. This Champagne jelly can be whipped together in less than an hour and the results are elegant and delicious. Pair a jar with a box of chocolates or—better yet—a wedge of gooey cheese, and you're sure to set hearts aflame. More

Champagne Jelly

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 6 comments

You don't need to use the fancy French stuff for this recipe—any decent, drinkable sparkling wine will work. Your jelly might look a bit loose at the end of the cooking time, but don't fret. Your jars may need to sit overnight to set properly. More

Celebrate Valentine's Day With Pink Bubbly

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

Pretty pink wine can definitely enhance a romantic evening. But it's a challenge to find good-value bottles: sparkling rosé is almost always more expensive than its paler counterpart. Here are a few of our favorite pink sparkling wines—Cremant, Cava, and Champagne. More

Scooped: Grapefruit Champagne Float

Sweets Max Falkowitz 4 comments

This New Year's Eve, I suggest you make this float: a tart, ripe grapefruit sorbet blooming with orange, lemon, and the subtlest whisper of gin. And I suggest you float it in Champagne (or one of these other lovely fizzy things). And I encourage a drizzle of pomegranate molasses, sweet and tart, rich but bracing, a hopeful portent of the year to come. More

Grapefruit Champagne Float

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz Post a comment

This sorbet can be whipped up a few hours before guests arrive. Serve the float in individual flutes or bowls, or as a large punch with the sorbet floating in the center. I use 2 to 3 ounces of Champagne for a medium-sized scoop, which should get you around 8 servings with one bottle of Champagne. More

$20 Costco Kirkland Champagne Isn't Actually A Good Deal

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 19 comments

You never know what kinds of things you might find at Costco. I can't remember the last time I saw Champagne (the real stuff from France) on sale for less than $30. But Costco's Kirkland Signature Champagne runs just $20 for the white and $25 for the pink. That's the cheapest Champagne I've seen anywhere. But is it any good? More

Which is the Best Nonvintage Champagne?

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 7 comments

We tried 23 different bottles to figure out which nonvintage Champagnes tasted best. What's the best value in this region of fancy bubbly? Here's what we found. More

The Serious Eats Guide to Sparkling Wine

Drinks Sarah Chappell 11 comments

Sparkling wine is made all over the world, and all of the different regions, grapes, and methods of production can be a bit daunting, so we have endeavored to bring you a quick and easy guide to the differences between bottles of bubbly. More

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