[FRIDAY FAVES] New Year's Eve Ideas, Drinks, and More

Happy New Year's Eve to you! We made it  through another one and that's something to celebrate. Enjoy the night(responsibly) and have fun with this list of stuff we liked on the internet this week:



- Don't box yourself in with Champagne this year. Here are 32 sparkling wines under $40!

- Leslee did a video review of the Hallmark Channel's new wines (oh I'm sorry, you didn't know they produced wine?!) at Amusée's Facebook page and it's a lot of fun. My favorite quote from the video is, "You know when you have green beans out of a can...?" :) Check it out!

- This might be one of the prettiest board games I've ever seen!

- Here are 11 lovely New Years Eve traditions from around the globe—get inspired!

- One of my favorite comedians, Naomi Ekperigin, has a new special within The Standups show on Netflix. Watch her episode for a little escape from the day.

- Are you a New Years Resolution person? I love the idea of picking one word to focus on and...

Bubbles: A Sparkling Wine Guide

Photo: Emily Rentsch

All that sparkles is not Champagne.

Sure, Champagne is the most popular kid in the bunch, but there's a whole glittering world of sparkling wines out there that are delightful in their own right. The real trick is deciphering their differences and choosing a style you'll love.

This little guide will give you tools to help you choose your next bottle of bubbly with confidence. We'll run through the big three (Champagne, Prosecco, and cava) and give you tips on what to look for when you're in the sparkling wine aisle. As with many niche sets of knowledge, it's all in knowing the lingo!

New Year's Eve—a.k.a. Champagne's Big Day—is nigh, but I hope a look at this vast world of sparkling wine inspires you to crack open a bottle of bubbly on a simple Tuesday night, or whenever you're feeling a fizzy vibe. There's so much to explore beyond the cliché luxury of Champagne. So, let's get to it!


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