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Top Wine Pairings For Summer BBQ Time!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels The BBQ season is well and truly upon us, it’s high time to take a chill and kick back with our friends and family to soak up the sun with some delicious food. Whether you’re a lover of meats, fish, halloumi, or those vegetarian and vegan burger alternatives, the big (and most important) question remains- what about the wine? Here come some of the top wine pairings to make your summer soiree just perfect.  Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc is a delicious summer bbq option; it’s a zesty grape with a crisp and clean acidity. The key fruit tastes …

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Bottles to Pop on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is upon us! And I personally cannot think of anything more appropriate to bid farewell to 2018 than with a few glasses of booze. Seriously, was it just me or was this year a dumpster-fire of political and cultural rubbish?! So, join me as I look back on the past year and review some of the more favorable moments… I mean, bottles… that we experienced here at The Frosted Petticoat. Here’s our review of the bottles to pop on New Years Eve. Piper-Heidsieck One of my all-time favorite bottles, Piper-Heidsieck Brut is so good that it is …

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Cheers to the 90th Oscars: Piper-Heidsieck & Coppola Winery

I have lived all around the U.S., but there’s one city that I hold near and dear to my heart. Hollywood. I am one of those rare unicorns that was actually born and raised in the rolling hills of Los Angeles. My childhood and formative teenage years are filled with exciting memories of growing up in the entertainment capital. Our neighbor to the left was the chief editor on all the Star Wars films, our neighbor to the right was the actor who played Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver, and across the street lived the super trendy make-up …

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Getting Cozy with Gloria Ferrer

Thank you Gloria Ferrer for sponsoring this post. Elevate your everyday entertaining this season with Gloria Ferrer wines! There is no better season than winter to cozy up in wool socks, grace your shoulders with a beloved throw, and warm yourself to the sipping delights of a good sparkling wine. Not only is this a great season to savor life’s little indulgences, it also happens to be quite a romantic scenario. So whether you’re having special guests over during the holiday season or want to elevate your home date night, I highly suggest your do it with Gloria Ferrer. If …

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Prosecco Tower How-To with Nino Franco

A little over 7 years ago, I married my wonderful husband. But no one knew it. We had a big wedding planned, invites were already out, flowers paid for, and all deposits non-refundable. We were thrilled to celebrate that special day with our friends and family, but we also wanted something that only the two of us shared. So a few months before our big day, we dressed to the nines and got secretly hitched at the courthouse in Manhattan. We then went to our favorite NYC restaurant and ordered a bottle of bubbly. That bottle was Nino Franco Rustico. …

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Ferrari Trento: Official Bubbly of the Emmy Awards

Every year I get dolled up for the Emmy’s. I have a full hair and make-up team arrive at dawn. Mani and pedi while hair removal commences. Multiple gown fittings, proceeded by stitching me into a skintight dress. Designer shoes. Bling up the wazoo. Minimum of an hour practicing poses in the mirror. Then I take the important walk down the red carpet… I mean, my hallway to my living room, park myself on the couch, and don’t move for the next 6 hours as I watch the Emmy Awards on TV. This is usually a solitary viewing, as my …

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Total Eclipse Cocktail

The eclipse is upon us, my friends! We are hours away from welcoming an unique cosmic event and it is time to get prepared. Eclipse glasses? Check! Prime viewing location acquired? Check! Cameras at the ready? Check! All that is left is what you will be drinking when the forces align. I have concocted an equally rare, but delightful drink recipe that pairs perfectly with the mysteries of the universe: the Total Eclipse Cocktail. Total Eclipse Cocktail INGREDIENTS 1/2 glass of stout (I suggest Yeti Imperial Stout or Guinness) 0.5 ounces of anise liqueur Champagne 1 anise star DIRECTIONS Pour …

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Champagne Picnic Guide

We currently find ourselves in the lull between Spring and Summer. That means we have a limited time to comfortably sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. So I suggest you find an ideal setting, fill your basket with a French loaf and some cheese, and pick up one of these bubbly bottles from our Champagne Picnic Guide: Affordable: Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte This baby should only set you back about $60 and you’ll be getting a fabulous return on your “investment”.  A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, not only will it pair well with the cheeses you’ve stocked …