Keep Calm…

October 11, 2011

“I only drink champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty”. Lily Bollinger                                                     I think Ms. Bollinger fully understood the concept of keeping calm and drinking champagne or drinking champagne to keep calm…

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Is Sparkling Wine Champagne?

October 10, 2011

56,000,000 bubbles. Yep that’s 56 million (I counted them, no not really) in a bottle of sparkling wine.  All those bubbles are the result of extra carbon dioxide-six atmosphere of pressure of carbon dioxide to be exact, dissolved within a bottle of sparkling wine.

When we say “Sparkling Wine” Champagne is the most famous. All Champagne is Sparkling Wine, but not all Sparkling Wine is Champagne. Huh?  Yes, it is true, in order for a Sparkling Wine to be called ‘Champagne’ on the label, verbally or as you sip, it must be produced in the Champagne region located in northern France-which is comprised of the towns of Reims, Epernay and Ay.

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Champagne Baubles Champagne Baubles Champagne Cap Jewelry

 

Jewelry with Champagne Caps! Who has heard of such a thing?  When I discovered the art work on champagne caps, I was memorized.  The designs, images, fonts and colors on the muselet et capsules (plaque de muselet) is fascinating to me.-they are works of art that the champagne/sparkling wine houses display there brands on.  This blog Champagne Gossip is our sister site to ChampagneBaubles~ChampagneCapCouture  www.champagnebaubles.com where our jewelry designed with champagne caps is for sale.

Once you start to look at the art on the champagne capsules I think you will be impressed and want to be part of this new trend.  One of my favorite things to do is combine the muselet et capsules together either by color, brand or design to design a bracelet, earrings or pin that I think you will love.  The caps are set in a 14k gold or silver tone setting with four Swarovski crystal stones set in the bezel to compliment the colors in the caps. And because we just love, love, love the reverse side of the bracelet, we are working on a clasp that will allow the bracelets to be reversible.

Yes, of course you can send us your personal champagne capsules to use in the jewelry. We do it often to commemorate a special occasion:  Congratulations; Wedding; Anniversary; Wine Clubs; Remembrance of tour of champagne/sparkling wine houses; Job promotion; Divorce; ‘Didn’t we have fun last night’; etc.  Just send us your caps and we will design something beauTiful. (the form is on www.champagnebaubles.com)

Champagne Baubles~Champagne Cap Jewelry is the perfect gift for the wine enthusiasts or just because they are so darn unique, pretty and have a giant “cool” factor. Champagne Baubles~Champagne Cap Couture www.champagnebaubles.com Get in on the trend…

 

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ThankYou Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011

 

“We raise our champagne flutes high and celebrate you with admiration”                                    ~Thank you Steve Jobs~

 

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"Holly GoLightly Party" by Vivienne Strauss

"Holly GoLightly Party" by Vivienne Strauss

Vivienne Strauss’s painting “None of the Girls Would Dream of Missing Evangeline Boatwright’s Annual Holly Golightly Party– took me right in to this quirky wonderful painting (and yes, the print is hanging in my house).  Immediately I was Audrey Hepburn, wearing the perfect little black dress, sipping champagne and listening to all the gossip at Evangeline Boatwright’s party, it was just too perfect for Champagne Gossip.  I can just image the stories and don’t we all just love a good story?  Certainly visit Vivienne’s Esty shop  www.etsy.com/shop/vivstrauss and view more of her wonderful paintings.

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