I’m Maria Hunt aka The Bubbly Girl, author of The Bubbly Bar the ultimate guide to entertaining with sparkling wine cocktails.

Champagnes and sparkling wines are my passion and I want more people add these joyful wines with every day meals and especially when entertaining.

Besides being an award-winning journalist, wine educator and entertaining expert based in California, I’m a Culinary Institute of America Certified Wine Professional and I’m studying to become a certified member of The Court of Master Sommeliers.

I create custom cocktails for celebrities, weddings, charity and corporate events, consult on cocktail and wine menus and lead enlightening parties and tastings focusing on bubbly.

I’ll help you discover your inner Bubbly Girl (or Boy)! Remember, it’s always better with bubbly!


Maria loves hearing from other bubbly girls. Write to tell her all about delicious bubbly you’ve just discovered or to ask a question about what to pair with what.