Surely you’ve had this dilemma: you’ve sprung for a premium luxury bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, and there’s a significant amount left in the bottle when the celebration ends. Now what? Pour it out? Ouch. Drink the rest yourself? Maybe not . . . Preserve it and keep the bubbles fizzy until the mood strikes again? It may sound unlikely, but it’s actually possible to save that bottle, dear reader. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy investigated, and she’s sharing bartender secrets and new stoppers and gadgets best to save expensive leftover champagne and keep it fizzy for days after the party ends.
Looking for a gift for someone special? You can never go wrong with a gift of artisanal gourmet food and drink, especially at holiday time. Our ace correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a holiday 2021 gift shop guide with some of most delicious artisanal food and drink perfect for the gourmet lovers on your list this year.
Is someone on your list a beer lover for whom you’re struggling to figure out what to buy as the best holiday gift this year? Well, we’ve got some ideas for you. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated our Christmas and holiday 2021 luxury gift shop guide with the best gifts for beer lovers this season.
Hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year? Or spending the day at someone else’s home, and seeking a host or hostess gift that will pair well with the feast? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has done the research and is sharing a curated a list of the 10 best wines to serve at Thanksgiving 2021.
Part of the fun of the approach of the holiday season in 2021 is discovering all the Advent Calendars that luxury brands of all kinds have created this year. We’ll turn our attention to the beauty aisle in a separate post. Right now we’re hungry for an edible Advent Calendar – one that has a little treat for every day from December 1 to 25. ‘Cause why not? The holidays can be stressful and a small daily indulgence sounds like an extremely sensible coping mechanism, in our humble opinion. Accordingly, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 absolutely best edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for 2021. Watch your back, Christmas. Halloween is trying to muscle in on this, too.