Bits & Bubbles

I spent the weekend in Palm Springs for Homefries U with some of my fellow podcasters from Homefries media and a couple dozen wonderful ladies and dapper gent. Joy and Tracy were the headliners, but I was there to talk about all things bubbly wine (and paint my nails and make friendship bracelets. Duh.)

I brought 4 wines with me from Domaine LA. And one really pink, amazing vintage dress from Shareen. I wanted to share 4 distinctly different styles of sparkling wine that could all be had for under $20. We tasted drank: German Gilabert Cava, Sommariva Prosecco, La Grange Tiphaine “Rosa Rose Rosam” and Grotta del Sole Gragnano.

Alison is pretty! So is the pink pet nat she’s holding.

After my wine schtuff, Nathan did a little ditty on gin! Nothing takes you from daylight hours into the evening like a chilled shot (ahem- for sipping) of Bols Genever.

Ladies- amazing nails. Seriously. Mad props.

A pretty stellar Saturday overall! Thanks everyone for being so into the wines and into learning. Can’t wait for the next one!

PS- I was lazy and didn’t take any pictures. But, Maryam did! Thanks lady for all the iPhone footage. Maryam’s flickr page has ALL the pics from this weekend if you want to know what went down (the hatch). AND Nathan sent me all those photos of me in action up there in that collage. Gracias.

10 Comments
  • Irma
    September 27, 2011

    Awww. I wish I could have been there…

    Anyhoo, for when the new The Crush episode? I miss you girls.

  • Heather E
    September 27, 2011

    It was so much fun meeting you, tasting some fabulous bubbly, and hearing about your Italian moped adventure this weekend! Thank you!

  • Charlie
    September 27, 2011

    Awww, Alison! I miss that gal! Looks like ya’ll had a great time, I hope I can make the next one!

  • The Wind Attack
    September 27, 2011

    PET NAT!!! It’s my new fav “in the know” term.

  • Zoe (Bite This)
    September 27, 2011

    It was SO fabulous! Girl, when we saw that we were doing a bubbles tasting…Erik and I were like ‘yeah, this girl is TOTALLY down!!’. BEST!

  • Rachel @sweettarte
    September 27, 2011

    The sparkling tasting was amazing! So much fun and I found some new favorites. Plus I learned an awesome new friendship bracelet making technique. Thanks Whitney!

  • Quit WINEing
    September 27, 2011

    Being the bubbly girl that I am, I love that all the sparklers were under $20! Did you pair up any of the wines with Joy’s goodies?

    • whit
      September 27, 2011

      Courtney- Joy and Tracy made spiced nuts, popcorn, cheese straws and sliced up some Creminelli salami. perfect snacks for bubbly!

  • ChocoMeat
    September 27, 2011

    The Grotta del Sole Gragnano! So exotic and intense! Loved your presentation.. (and your DRESS!)

  • Christina Pickard
    September 28, 2011

    SO wish I could’ve been there to taste (and drink) with you all!!!

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