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Champagne Cocktail Recipes for New Year’s Eve and Every Celebration | Just Wine
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Champagne Cocktail Recipes for New Year’s Eve and Every Celebration

We can all agree that Champagne is a fabulous celebration beverage on its own, but there are a number of easy Champagne cocktail recipes you...
  Champagne Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Any Occasion Whether you’re using real Champagne or a premium sparkling wine, these easy to make Champagne cocktail recipes are sure to please any crowd no matter what the occasion. With a few simple ingredients you can turn a glass of Champagne into a celebration...
6 Original Champagne Punch Recipes to Elevate Your New Year’s Eve Party | Just Wine
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6 Original Champagne Punch Recipes to Elevate Your New Year’s Eve Party

Our JustWine Certified Sommelier and self-proclaimed masterful mixologist has created 6 original, delicious and easy to make Champagne Punch...
Your New Year’s Eve party will be a little easier with these original Champagne Punch recipes that you can make ahead of time. Even though we’ve called them all “Champagne Punch” you don’t have to use true Champagne. Any sparkling wine will do the trick and there are plenty that are less expensive...
Champagne vs. Prosecco — What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Champagne vs. Prosecco — What’s the Difference?

Champagne and Prosecco — two delicious types of bubbles for celebrating any special occasion, but what’s the difference between these two sparkling...
Let’s Pick Up Some Cheap Champagne (Cringe!) Have you ever heard someone say they “just want some cheap Champagne”? Mon Dieu! The fact is, there is no such thing as “cheap” Champagne. Plenty of people call any wine with bubbles “Champagne,” but only sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne...
Champagne vs. Sparkling Wine — What’s the Difference? | Just Wine
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Champagne vs. Sparkling Wine — What’s the Difference?

What is a sparkling wine? Continue reading to learn about the differences between still and sparkling wines, champagne and prosecco and other...
While a lot of wine drinkers are the knowledgable about the differences between red wines and white wines, sometimes Champagne-style wines can get confusing. The differences between champagne, sparkling wine, and prosecco are actually quite simple.   What’s the Difference Between Champagne and Sparkling...
5 Ways to Open a Bottle of Champagne | Just Wine
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5 Ways to Open a Bottle of Champagne

You’ve bought the best bottle of Champagne. Now make sure you know how to open a bottle of Champagne before you hit the holiday party scene.
You’ve gone to the wine store and picked up the best Champagne for your holiday party, brunch with friends or any other celebration. At the event, it’s your turn to pop the bottle of bubbly – what do you do? Also, Prosecco or sparkling wine will work in this situation as well.   Here are 5 (with a...
How To Find The Best Champagne Under $50 | Just Wine
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How To Find The Best Champagne Under $50

Finding Champagne under $50 is not an easy task, but it is possible with a little creativity. If you’re willing to try a great sparkling wine...
  Full disclosure: This is a list of some of the best sparkling wines you can get for under $50 — but they’re not true Champagne. We’re not trying to trick you, but we understand that a lot of people call any wine that has bubbles “Champagne.” The fact is, only sparkling wine that is grown...
Does Champagne Freeze? Tips on How to Chill Champagne Fast | Just Wine
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Does Champagne Freeze? Tips on How to Chill Champagne Fast

If you think it’s a good idea to put a bottle of wine or champagne in the freezer to chill it fast, think again because spoiler alert: champagne...
We all have busy lives and sometimes our patience runs out. Waiting for a bottle of champagne to chill at the end of a long day or before a big celebration may feel like you’re waiting forever! Who’s got time for that? So you stick the bottle of bubbles in the freezer and hope the process speeds...
The Best Champagne Sangria Recipe | Just Wine
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The Best Champagne Sangria Recipe

Champagne Sangrias are the perfect wine cocktails for people who love bubbly. Whether you’re looking for a holiday cocktail to serve at your...
Champagne Sangrias are the perfect wine cocktails for people who love bubbly. Whether you’re looking for a holiday cocktail to serve at your New Years’ party, or looking for things to do with frozen champagne, these champagne sangrias are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.   Don’t throw away that frozen...
Simple Tips for the Perfect Champagne Toast — Even if Speeches Aren’t Your Thing! | Just Wine
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Simple Tips for the Perfect Champagne Toast — Even if Speeches Aren’t Your Thing!

Have you been asked to give a Champagne toast this year? Not quite sure how to do it, what to say, or what to toast with? Speaking in public...
  “Here’s to you and here’s to me The best of friends we’ll always be. But if by chance we disagree…”   Well…you get the idea! (but if you don’t have a clue what we’re talking about, CLICK HERE for the rest of the “toast”)   If that’s your idea of a giving a celebration toast, you have...
How to Open A Bottle of Champagne — To Pop or Not to Pop the Cork! | Just Wine
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How to Open A Bottle of Champagne — To Pop or Not to Pop the Cork!

Not sure how to correctly open a bottle of sparkling wine? Should you pop the cork or is that bad form? How do you chill a bottle of bubbles?...
Sparkling wine has never been a more popular beverage choice, around the world. The Wine Institute reported that in 2015, Champagne and sparkling wine sales in the U.S. grew by two million cases, topping off at an incredible 21.7 million cases that year. Whether it’s Champagne, Prosecco or any other...
Delicious Strawberry Champagne Cookies Recipe | Just Wine
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Delicious Strawberry Champagne Cookies Recipe

Enjoy Life’s simple pleasure with this delicious recipe from Oshra Tishbi at Tishbi Winery and Restaurant in Israel
Ingredients For Strawberry Champagne Cookies Recipe: 3.5 ounces caster sugar 7 ounces unsalted cold butter, cut into cubes 10.5 ounces all-purpose flour, sifted 2 cold egg yolks ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract Tishbi Strawberry Champagne Preserves Sugar/icing-sugar, sieved   How...
Why Do We Drink Champagne on New Year’s Eve? | Just Wine
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Why Do We Drink Champagne on New Year’s Eve?

Have you always wondered why we drink Champagne on New Year’s Eve? This article will answer all your questions and perhaps give you some interesting...
Why do we toast with Champagne on New Year’s Eve? Why do we pop bottles of champagne at New Years? Why not toast with Merlot or Pinot Grigio? Why do we watch Champagne spill on the floor? Well, for one, because it’s fun and second, because it is considered a wine for celebrations. Dating back to the...
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Petit Champagne

No relation to Champagne, this is the region where Cognac is produced. It is called “small Champagne” because the area “Grand Champagne” or “big...
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Champagne

The famous sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France, about 90 miles north-east of Paris. Champagne is generally a blend of three...
The most popular of these is Brut. The sweetness levels are as follows: Extra Brut: very, very dry, O to .6% residual sugar. Brut: dry, less than 1.5% residual sugar. Extra Dry: off-dry, 1.2 to 2% residual sugar. Sec: lightly sweet, 1.7 to 3.5% residual sugar. Demi-Sec: quite sweet, 3.3 to 5% residual...
What Wine You Should Drink According to Your Favourite Christmas Song | Just Wine
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What Wine You Should Drink According to Your Favourite Christmas Song

We all love a good holiday tune! Find out what kind of wine you should drink according to your favourite Christmas song.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is the best time for a winter warmer or a Christmas ale, but if you can’t decide what to drink this winter – let your favourite holiday song decide! Here’s what beer you should drink according to your favourite Christmas tune:   9 Christmas Song and...
8 Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers That They Will Actually Use | Just Wine
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8 Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers That They Will Actually Use

Put some thought into getting the best gift for the wine enthusiast in your life. Here are some Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers that will...
Picking out Christmas gifts is hard enough on its own, but getting a holiday wine gift can sometimes be even harder. There are way too many tacky wine gifts out there. Don’t make the mistake of getting the wine enthusiast in your life a cheap, tacky gift that they will either re-gift or throw in a...
The Best Wines for Christmas – 12 Wines of Christmas Dinner | Just Wine
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The Best Wines for Christmas – 12 Wines of Christmas Dinner

12 delicious wines that pair well with Christmas dinner and difficult relatives.
What is a good Christmas wine? This guide will take some of the guess-work out of what you need for Santa’s arrival, dinner wine pairings and all the wonderful festivities surrounding Christmas.   The Best Champagne for Christmas Whether it’s morning mimosas or afternoon wine and cheese, Christmas...
How to Make Mulled Wine – Including 4 Recipe Variations | Just Wine
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How to Make Mulled Wine – Including 4 Recipe Variations

Nothing makes the home feel more like the holidays than a warm cup of spiced, mulled wine. We have recipes from Martha Stewart, Epicurious and...
How To Make Mulled Wine Tips For Mulled Wine Newbies: If it’s your first time mulling wine, all you need to know is you’re basically just mixing wine with spice and zest (orange/lemon/lime/citrus), and then applying heat to brew it all together. It takes about 20 minutes, and it’s super easy to...
5 Wine Slushie Recipes for the Summer | Just Wine
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5 Wine Slushie Recipes for the Summer

Beat the heat with these wine-infused slushies this summer!
(Guest Submission)   Grab some wine from your favourite alcohol distributor and get ready for the summer with wine slushies. These slushies are the perfect way to unwind and cool off for the incoming hot summer nights. All you need is a blender and some good glasses and cups. Get your summer lovin’...
The Best Wine Pairings For a Boozy Breakfast and Brunch | Just Wine
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The Best Wine Pairings For a Boozy Breakfast and Brunch

Nothing says brunch like a bottle of wine (or a mimosa!). Host the perfect brunch by pairing the perfect wines with your breakfast foods.
Breakfast (or Brunch) is the most important meal of the day. Whether you’re having a delicious eggs benedict, some pancakes or avocado toast, we’ve compiled a list of the best wines to pair with your brunch or breakfast dishes that aren’t your typical brunch mimosa. (Although, we do love mimosas!) While...
10 Non-Alcoholic Wines That Actually Taste like Wine Without the Hangover | Just Wine
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10 Non-Alcoholic Wines That Actually Taste like Wine Without the Hangover

Taking a much-needed break from alcohol? Taking part in “Dry January”? Do you miss wine after cutting out all alcohol? Whatever your reasons...
We can’t imagine a life without being able to drink wine and you certainly shouldn’t have to live one! However, it’s not always easy to find good alternatives to drinking wine. Toasting with a soda or a glass of juice isn’t quite the same as clinking wine glasses, so we’ve put together a list of...
8 Prosecco Cocktails Perfect for Any Occasion | Just Wine
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8 Prosecco Cocktails Perfect for Any Occasion

We all love our Prosecco, but sometimes you want to be a little more creative with your recipes instead of just going with the classic mimosa!...
Whether you’re cooling off on a patio somewhere or celebrating a special occasion, a Prosecco cocktail can never go wrong! What goes well with Prosecco? Sparkling wines, like Prosecco, are great for creating delicious wine cocktail combinations. Usually, these cocktails are made combining prosecco and...
The Best Types of Wine to Buy For Everyone on Your Christmas List | Just Wine
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The Best Types of Wine to Buy For Everyone on Your Christmas List

Give the gift of wine this holiday season. Not sure what to buy? We can help with the perfect wine for every personality on your gift list.
Love the holidays, but hate holiday shopping? We get it. Choosing the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list can be stressful, but this year we’ve made it easy for you: Get everyone wine! Maybe we’re a little biased, but what better gift to give than the gift of wine? It makes a great stocking...
9 Junk Food & Wine Pairings Perfect for a Night In | Just Wine
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9 Junk Food & Wine Pairings Perfect for a Night In

Wine can be paired with just about anything – even junk food! Whether you’re into savoury snacks or sweet treats, we got your snack food cravings...
Whether you’re settling in for a movie night or having one of those “treat yourself” days (or weeks, months…), it’s always a good idea to combine your favourite snacks with wine. There’s no better way to class up your junk food obsession than with the perfect wine pairings! Here are some perfect wine...
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