Join Grapenuts and our guests the “Clever Wine Group” December 5, 6pm at Braddock’s in the Grand Lobby of the Renaissance Hotel downtown Pittsburgh for our THIRD ANNUAL Grapenuts Holiday Big Bubbly Blowout!!
Here are our simple – but effective – party ingredients:
Bubbly in glasses (carefully selected, you won’t find this list that these prices anywhere in the USA!!!)
Bubbles in the air (who doesn’t love a bubble machine!?!?)
Tasty small plates from Braddock’s Chefs Brian and Dean (by the way, Sparkling Wines compliment nearly all food varieties!)
A huge crowd of NICE PEOPLE!
And as if to ring a bell for Pavlov’s Dog, here are the tasty sparklers with which we plan to party:
Spain – Anna de Codorniu Chardonnay Brut Cava NV – Jack’s blog declared this a Screaming Good Deal! From ultra-historic-and-famous Codorniu Cava house in Spain, 30% traditional Cava grapes compliment a heavy dose of 70% Chardonnay. The wine is produced using the French “Methode Traditionale”. Great stuff!
Argentina – Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut – Great blend of Chardonnay and Chenin grapes (both traditional French varietals). This bubbly is bright and fresh, truly an unapologetic Argentine, and we like it!
France – Caves de Mancey Cremant de Bourgogne NV – When you think of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, you will likely think of Burgundy… so do WE! So here is a great blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Burgundy, made in the same process as their northern neighbors (in Champagne) – super tasty!
USA – Gruet Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine New Mexico NV – This bubbly is brought to us by a French Champagne Family (Gruet) that settled in New Mexico and brought all their history and expertise with them, we like this 100% Pinot Noir bubbly from right here in the USA!
South Africa – Graham Beck Brut Rose NV – Are you feeling romantic? Or maybe you just like feeling the rich flavors of Rose Bubbly? We feel both of course! Thanks to several hundred years of South African winemaking traditions, we get fantastic wines. The red-grape richness from 70% Pinot Noir balanced with 30% Chardonnay make for a wonderfully satisfying sip!
France Taittinger Brut “La Francaise” Champagne NV – This is top stuff! Taittinger ages their Champagnes in salt caves dug during the ROMAN EMPIRE 2,000 years ago! That is some crazy history, and I think a little of that history finds its way into the complex-earthy-berry-yeasty flavors and brilliant texture of this Champagne. The real deal!