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I’m Maria aka The Bubbly Girl, a bonne vivante and author of The Bubbly Bar the ultimate guide to entertaining with sparkling wine cocktails. Click to order a signed book!

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  • You know how you feel exhausted but then you push yourself to get out of the house and it’s so worth it?

So inspired and delighted by all the hardworking women winemakers and owners at @onemarketsf for the Women in Wine event hosted by Tonya Pitts. 🍷Loved seeing all the newness from Andrea of @mcbridesisters @blackgirlmagicwine; meeting Theodora of Theophilous Wine in Yorkville Highlands; tasting Pinots by pioneer @merry_edwards_winery; the gorgeous aromatic Pinots by winemaker Shalini Sekhar of @ottavinowines and @waitsmast; the saucy Cabernet Franc by Kristie of @tessierwinery and the rosé, Burgundian Chardonnay and perfumed Pinot by Erin of @ernestvineyards. But the best part was her story about stomping grapes in the back of a truck racing from vineyard to the winery. Some people really know how to live!👣🍇🍷
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#thebubblygirl#tonyapitts#wine#winelover#winewriter#wines#winewomen#womenandwine#wines#winetasting#onemarket#instawine#winestagram#blackgirlswine#pinotnoir#winemaker#sisterhood#bossbabe#california#cabfranc#blackgirlmagic#winewednesday
  • Thankful for an evening of serendipitous deliciousness in Yountville. 🙏🏾 The fried chicken was on point, especially with @jcb_collection No. 21 sparkling. 🥂

Then my neighbor at the bar shared @williamsselyemwinery RRV Pinot Noir redolent with sweet fruit and earth. 🍓Which inspired the nice people from Dallas to share some Modicum, @chefthomaskeller silk-velvet smooth Rutherford Cab blend tasting of cassis, cocoa and teriyaki grilled meat from 2012, one of the best Napa vintages ever. 🍷

The hardest part was deciding whether to pair the Pinot or the  Cab with the @cowgirlcreamery Piper’s Pyramid aged goat cheese 🧀 
Isn’t sitting at the bar the best?!
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#thebubblygirl #chefthomaskeller #yountville#adhoc#friedchicken#wine#winelover#winetasting#wines#winelovers#winestagram#instawine#foodandwine#winepairing#cowgirlcreamery#cheese#sharingiscaring#contentcreator#pinotnoir#cabernet
  • How cool is this?! I was going to post about Bordeaux but then I found @champagne_marie_cesaire . The brand was founded in Dec. 2015 by a businesswoman Marie-Inés and her brother Jaïro Romelle, who are  originally from Guadaloupe in the French West Indies. A tribute to their parents, the range of champagnes is crafted from fruit grown in the village of Ecueil near Montaigne de Reims.  Now I just need to get my hands on a bottle. 🥂🙌🏾🍾#repost .
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  • Golden hour in Coombsville, Napa’s newest AVA as of 2011. Loved talking about our favorite varietals and finding best shots with @smashleythegrape and @bythestem ☀️🍇 🌅 . .
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  • Brit rosé then brut rosé. Effervescence comes in many forms. 🍾🌹🌟
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  • Savoring my time as a guest at @thehoxtonhotel #chicago. Kate made checkin super chill, love the retro-mod decor. Thanks for the note and the cold bubbly in the fridge. 🙏🏾💗🥂
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  • The view from the top of the @fairmontsanfrancisco - not bad at all. .
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  • An embarrassment of juleps:

My homemade Passionfruit Mint Julep (swipe) inspired by this berrylicious @makersmark mint julep at @presidiosocialclubsf — cheers! 🥃🐴🌹
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  • My favorite discovery at the #mrpink party — besides @djrottenrobbie — was this sparkling Pinot Noir rosé by @carbonistewine 🍾. The maker worked at @schramsberg before launching his wine. He doesn’t age it long so it’s bursting with dry red fruit notes and freshness that says California. About $28 at @complinewine 🍇🥂
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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.