Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful clients as well as all of the incredibly talented vendors we work with on a regular basis! What else says "New Year's" and "celebration" like champagne? We have worked with multiple brides to create fun and unique champagne bars and specialty drinks featuring the always festive bubbly. Today I had a thought- instead of always adding specialty purees, fruit and creative touches such as lavender (featured here) and roses to champagne, why not give your guests an education in a variety of sparkling wines with a sparkling wine bar, cocktail hour featuring different varieties, or multiple course menu paired only with sparkling wines? A lot of people know that the only type of sparkling wine that can be truly called Champagne is made only from grapes of the Champagne region of France. Not only that, but French law dictates that all sparkling wines made in that region must be made by a special process called the "m├ęthod champenoise," or traditional champagne method. Bubblies produced in other parts of the world, even if they are created by the traditional method, should be referred to as sparkling wines. And there are some fantastic sparkling wines from other regions of the world: Cava from Spain, Prosecco from Italy, Cremant from regions of France outside of Champagne, and Cap Classique from South Africa. Cheers! Photo: Martha Stewart

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