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Uncorking NYC’s Third Annual Champagne Week

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 11:10 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Bring on the bubbly! In 2013, CitySip founder Blaine Ashley introduced New York’s first-ever Champagne Week—and it’s back again for the third year. Bigger, better, and bubblier than ever. From November 9–13, curated events will be taking place all over the city including exclusive tastings and sparkling happy hours, a culinary Champagne excursion featuring top NYC chefs, and a Bubble Bash closing party.

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Experience boutique bubbly brands to world-class powerhouses during the ultimate, multi-day Champagne celebration. Snag your tickets here so you can sip away and uncork all the indulgent fun. Here’s the schedule of NYC Champagne Week festivities you can attend:

The Blow Your Mind Champagne Tasting

Wednesday, November 11th | 6-8 pm | Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit
Join Champagne specialist Alyse Mizia for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience several of the world’s best Champagnes—including Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Dom Pérignon, and Krug Grande Cuvée—all while seriously upping your sparkling wine knowledge.

Champagne Devaux Portfolio Tasting Class

Thursday, November 12th | 6–7:30pm | Back Label Wine Merchants
Brand Ambassador Anne-Caroline Dussort will lead an intimate class featuring boutique brand Champagne Devaux, as guests taste their way through six cuvées complemented by cheese and charcuterie.

Champs de Cuisine

Thursday, November 12th | 7–9:30pm | Haven’s Kitchen
This culinary celebration showcases some of NYC’s most acclaimed female chefs and wine personalities—Esther Choi of Mokbar, Grayson Schmitz, Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao, and Sara Lehman aka “Somm in the City”—as they present savory and sweet dishes featuring Champagne, served alongside specialty cocktails and (of course) more Champagne. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Toklas Society.

The Bubble Bash: New York Champagne Week’s Official Closing Party

Friday, November 13th | 9pm-12am | Hornblower Hybrid Yacht
Dance and sip the night away aboard a state-of-the-art luxury yacht! This ultra-fun fête will feature multiple bubbly Brut and Rosé bars, sparkling wine cocktail stations, a rotating set of DJs, and more. Refill your Riedel flutes all night long and get home safe with $20 credits via UberPOOL. Code: SIPSAFE

Stay connected to all the bubble-filled happenings on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to see you there. Sante!

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Cheers to NYC’s Second Annual Champagne Week

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 01:10 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Bring on the bubbly! Last year, my friend and CitySip founder, Blaine Ashley, organized New York’s first-ever Champagne Week—and now it’s back. Bigger, better and bubblier than ever. From November 3-7, exciting events will be taking place all over the city including a Champagne and spirits cocktail competition, exclusive tastings and sparkling happy hours.

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Experience boutique bubbly brands to world-class favorites during the ultimate, multi-day Champagne celebration. Get your tickets here so you can sip away and uncork all the indulgent fun! Here’s a list of NYC Champagne Week festivities you can attend:

A Complimentary Taste of Champagne Drappier 
Monday, November 3rd | 8-10 pm | Vin Sur Vingt NoMad

Kick off the Second Annual New York Champagne Week in high-style with Founder, Blaine Ashley, and Champagne Drappier. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne Drappier’s impressive 15-liter, $4500 bottle of bubbly! Various Champagne Week specials will also be available.

Flight Night at The Bubble Lounge
Thursday, November 6th | 7-10pm | The Bubble Lounge

Join the iconic Bubble Lounge in Tribeca for a special New York Champagne Week Flight Night. For just $50, guests will enjoy Champagne Cocktails paired perfectly with an appetizer, a flute of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve with a small plate pairing, and a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte’s Demi-Sec Rose with dessert.

The Bubble Bash at The Hotel Americano
Friday, November 7th | 9pm-12am | The Hotel Americano’s El Privado Lounge

At this ultimate closing bash, enjoy Aperitif-style Champagne Cocktails featuring Lillet and Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, unlimited Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve and Brut Rose by the magnum bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a sultry soundtrack. In a second room, guests will find a Hudson Whiskey Champagne Punch and Cocktail den with more food and fun times. Tickets are $65/person, get them here.

Stay connected to all the bubble-filled happenings on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to see you there. Sante!

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Food Lover’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:02 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

The best way to your Valentine’s heart may not be through fancy gifts or flowers… but through their stomach. Sharing an indulgent, edible gift with the person you love can be the most utterly romantic experience. Here, some of my favorite food finds to set hearts aflutter and make that special someone swoon.

Photo Credit - Moises De Pena
Macaron Magnifique French Macarons
In August 2012, celebrity stylist Lauren Rae Levy and her father Marvin established their Parisian macaron company, Macaron Magnifique. Handmade and completely gluten-free, these delicate French confections come in scrumptious flavors including raspberry, chocolate, pistachio, and cheesecake. Customize a special box of the sweets (available in various sizes/prices) to make your Valentine fall in love at first bite. Ooh la la! MacaronMagnifique.com

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William Greenberg Petits Fours
This darling Upper East Side bakery features a divine assortment of desserts and speciality sweets for every occasion. A Valentine’s Day exclusive from owner Carol Becker, these oh-so pretty Petits Fours feature layers of fluffy sponge cake and fresh jam enrobed in frosting and hand decorated with delicate flower adornments. Available in large ($6) or small sizes ($3.50; $42 / box of 12), these beautifully tempting treats are sure to delight your sweetheart. WMGreenbergDesserts.com

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Mast Brothers Artisan Chocolate Bars
At their artisanal chocolate factory in Brooklyn, brothers Rick and Michael Mast churn out small batch bars made with cocoa beans sourced from farms around the world—including Madagascar, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic. Wrapped in beautifully patterned, imported Italian paper, these handcrafted confections ($8 each) boast sophisticated, high-quality ingredients like Maine sea salt, Crown maple syrup, and Stumptown coffee. MastBrothers.com

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Murray’s Cheese Gift of the Mongers
If your significant other prefers savory to sweet, then feast your eyes on the ultimate cheese and charcuterie collection ($148) curated by Murray’s mongers. Shipped in a signature Murray’s Cheese crate, this bountiful assortment of gourmet delicacies includes Vermont Butter & Cheese Coupole, Colston Bassett Stilton, La Quercia Prosciutto, Cave Aged Pyrénées Brebis, Creminelli Tartufo Salami, and Harvest Song Walnut Preserves. MurraysCheese.com

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Jacques Torres Champagne Truffles
Champagne and chocolate. An indulgent culinary combination that Mr. Chocolate himself, Jacques Torres, showcases in his beloved bubbly truffles. Inside the signature orange gift box, your Valentine will discover cute, cork-shaped candies made from mouth-watering milk chocolate, fresh cream, and real Taittinger Brut La Française Champagne. Cheers to that! MrChocolate.com

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KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Stand Mixer
Valentine’s Day is all about love. And no other appliance has made me fall head over heels like my red KitchenAid® stand mixer. The stylish, high-performance beauty makes whipping, kneading, and blending ingredients a breeze. In striking colors like Candy Apply Red, Raspberry Ice, and Komen Pink, this dream machine (available in various sizes/prices) is the perfect “I love you” gift for home cooks of all skill levels. KitchenAid.com

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Eataly Ultimate Italy Gift Box
Manhattan’s massive Italian food emporium offers a selection of premium gift boxes packed with gourmet goodies and signature products. A serious splurge to spoil the Italian food lover in your life ($498), this exceptional collection of rare and authentic imports includes white truffle purée, extra-aged balsamic, La Valletta saffron threads, anchovy colatura, and gianduja candies from Torino. Eataly.com

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Prestat Fine Artisan Truffles
One of the top chocolate shops in the world, this London import epitomizes sophistication in both flavor and presentation. The exquisite heart-shaped gift box (available in various sizes/prices) presents distinctive dark, milk, and white chocolate artisan truffles in an array of fine flavors, including classic rose and violet crème. If these decadent delights are good enough for Her Majesty (the Queen of England’s favorite chocolate!), then your princess will surely approve. Prestat.co.uk

Happy Valentine’s Day, my loves! XOXO

Images courtesy of Macaron Magnifique, Mast Brothers, Murray’s Cheese, Jacques Torres, Eataly, KitchenAid USA & Prestat

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