Wine Hit List

Peach Bellini Girl

We asked a question on social about a fave brunch drink. Though mimosas are usually a unanimous favorite there’s one that always resonates with me when made perfectly and that’s the Peach Bellini! 

It can be made a million different ways (my favorite is with a good Cava) but here’s a recipe I thought was pretty yummy sounding I wanted to share. 

 

  • 2 ripe peaches, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 bottle chilled prosecco sparkling wine

Instructions

  1. Place the peaches, lemon juice, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. Press the mixture through a sieve and discard the peach solids in the sieve. Place 2 tablespoons of the peach puree into each Champagne glass and fill with cold prosecco. Serve immediately.
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Image + recipe originally posted on fabfatale.com

Monday Wine Q&A: Celebrating Max

I had the privilege of actually joining my wine bestie for her show! Catch up on this birthday celebration 🍾 We’re drinking a FLY wine in honor of the expert herself!  

Have you ever had a Ruinart Blanc de Blancs? If you haven’t I’d highly recommend it for you own birthday celebration this year! 

This was a ton of fun to try and my BGW wine rating is a TEN 💁🏾‍♀️🍷✨ 

Please ignore my blinking statue posture in the beginning 😂  

Happy Monday!  

Wine Down LIVE: The PERFECT corkscrew

It was another gorgeous Wednesday in this cold month of January. When is winter over again?! 

If you missed tonight’s episode do yourself a favor and catch up here. If you didn’t then I already know why you’re here. (Your Link is below) Tonight’s showbwas sponsored by The Wine Guys! They are changing the way we accessorize with our wine! From corkscrews to wine tumblers everything they design is for any wine lover! 

 

Use code BGW10 to purchase your chic premium butterfly corkscrew here.

Don’t know what I’m talking about? All the deets and a picture of this fabulous wine tool are below! 

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This corkscrew has padded arms and deep grooves that cushion your hands and fingers for a plush wine opening experience. You cannot go wrong with this baby!  

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This Lunetta Prosecco received an 8.5 raing scale from me and what I love about it is how fruity it is! It’s the perfect sparkling to mix with your fresh juices for brunch. Try this when the girls come over and I promise you’ll love it! 

Until next week happy Sipping winefriends!  

Wind Down LIVE: Desireé

So excited to have another somm join us for #WineDownLIVE! This week we were happy to have Desireé (@winenoire) joining us to discuss another tasty champagne 🍾 for you to enjoy for the holidays. 

La Marca Prosecco

Let me just say— I loved this! You all know we haven’t had many champagnes or sparkling wines on the show and that’s because of all wine this one is usually the one I reach for the least unless it’s brunch. But baaaaby this one right here? BOMB. Waste not a second in going to pick this up. You will thank me later! 

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Wine rating: 10

What am pairing with this one? French Fries

How am I brunching with this one? Add lemonade, orange juice, and a splash of cranberry.

Check out this neat trick Desiree uses  to save and style her wine labels! Follow her on IG @winenoire. 

Holiday Draaanks: Apple Cider Mimosas

Here is a twist on a classic, Apple Cider Mimosas. This is a simple and delicious recipe that will impress your brunch guests. I recommend a spiced cider (think cinnamon and cloves). If you’re feeling frisky, you can even make the cider from scratch.

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pour apple cider into a champagne flute or cup

  2. Top with prosecco or champagne

  3. Enjoy!

 Camille, The Cocktail Snob

www.cocktailsnobnyc.com

Wine Down LIVE: Wait this isn’t Champagne?!

Winefriends! 

Didn't we get our lives last night for #WineDownLIVE with our dear friend Max?! We learned so much from how to hold a wine glass to differentiating sweet to dry varietials. 

Here’s a few take seats from last nights episode.

All Champagne is NOT Champagne.

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The only wines that are called Champagne are wines that are produced from the Champagne region of France. All other bubbly varietals are referenced as sparkling wines. Depending on where these sparkling wines are produced they may have different names. 

On Wednesday night we enjoyed a Crémant de Bourgogne, a sparkling varietal from Burgundy. It was quite delicious with notes of strawberry and cherry. This wine rated a 9 on the BGW wine scale and is definitely being paired with brunch any day of the week! 

The Sweet Scale

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We also learned how to tell where wines fall on the sweet to not so sweet scale by paying attention to what what’s on the label. Here’s a breakdown of things you may see on the bottle and what you can expect. 

 In order from sweet to dry:

Doux - yes sugar yes! 

Demi-sec - sweet treat

Extra Dry - moscato lovers beware 

Brut - sweet lovers don’t even bother 

Extra Brut - sis, this the end of the road

Don’t be a Heathen. 

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Max also taught us the proper way to hold our glass. At the stem not near the rim! When you hold your wine glass at the base (or the stem) you prevent from accidentally warming up your wine with your body heat! All the classy ladies do this

Want to catch up on more fun from last nights episode? Click here to watch

Happy Sipping! 

On Our Radar: The Must Attend Events

Ladies, we can’t be everywhere but every month we will be featuring events that you’ll love all around the world! Check out this months featured events (and we will keep it updated throughout the month! 

Black Men in Wine Celebration

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 Food Before Love Road Trip 

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Wine Crawl Yacht Party

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Stay tuned on this post for updates and new events being added weekly for Sept/October! 

HAPPY SIPPING!  

What We’re Loving the last Wednesday of April

We’re back again for another recap of what we’re loving this week. Wine Down LIVE is canceled due to our Founders post surgery regiment but we wanted to make sure you got some great recap deets to carry you through the week!  

What’s New?  

BGW is partnering with Kendra Scott to host a Rosé Tasting in June. The tasting will be dripping in glam, paired with the chicest bites to compliment your Rosé as you shop with exclusive access to Kendra Scott. Tickets go on sale Friday! 

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The Lifestyle Collection: April Recap

The April Collection was dripping in glitter as we curated this custom collection for your inner Wine Snob. This months Collection feature items can be found in our **NEW** monthly write up featured on our Instagram this week. Keep your eyes peeled to catch the collection.

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Wine News

Ayesha Curry has officially made her wine varietal available for purchase and we cannot wait to try it!   She has created a fruit forward Cabernet based red blend with smooth tannins that provides an intense taste. Basically if you appreciate a good Cab, you’ll probably like this wine priced at $89 per bottle.  

Read more about the new Wine venture/partnership with sister-in-law by clicking right here.

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What’s the Spring Wine Event that you should definitely attend? 

Marcia Jones of Urban Connoisseurs is hosting a Black Wine & Food event that will be absolutely fabulous! The event features celebrity chefs Irie & Jouvens and promises to be a treat. If your weekend is looking bleak, get spontaneous and go! Click here for tickets and information.

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What We’re Loving: Entertainment Edition

Soooo we kinda love the name True for Tristan Thompson & Khloe Kardashian’s new little bundle of joy.   Who we’re not loving is Tristan. That’s a whole other story

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Beyoncé not only took Coachella and made it her personal concert series the last two weekends, she broke records, and slayed all of our lives. 

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Not to mention brought back two of our faves! Hey Kelly, Hey Chell! And in case you missed it  Michelle is engaged and couldn’t look happier! The DC girls are winnniinnng! 

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Our inspirational quote for today “Do not be afraid to do what needs to be done, even when no one is looking. Drink your wine and achieve greatness” 

~Tema BGW~ 

The Hit List: A simple guide for National Chocolate Day & Wine

On National Chocolate day it's only right that we pay tribute and toast not only to Chocolate girls but to the decadence that is Cocoa! When pairing chocolate with wine you want to make sure that the chocolate is not sweeter than your wine so that the wine won't taste bitter. Today is also a good excuse to buy the GOOD chocolate (which pairs better with wine than a cheap chocolate candy any day).

Here's a list of wines that you can't go wrong pairing with your favorite chocolate treat.

White Chocolate pairs with: Moscato, Chardonnay, Sherry

Milk Chocolate pairs with: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling

Dark Chocolate pairs with: Cabernet Sauvignon, Port, Zinfandel

Bittersweet Chocolate pairs with: Malbec, Shiraz, Bordeaux

Follow this simple guide to get the most out National Chocolate Day! Do you have any favorite chocolate and wine pairings? Share them in the comments below so that we can indulge in some of your favorites too!