Her face was flushed, her eyes sparkling from the exertion.
A quick glance around the kitchen revealed sparkling clean countertops.
Alluring brooks of crystal water flowed sparkling between their flower-strewn banks, while scattered over the valley were dozens of the quaintest and most picturesque cottages our travelers had ever beheld.
"Bravo! bravo!" cried his mother, her eyes sparkling with pride.
There was compassion in her sparkling gaze despite the gentle humor in her voice.
Trees flew overhead and the sparkling clouds drifted down from the sky.
He laughed, his eyes sparkling with a devilish thought.
She peeked into a sparkling kitchen with a dishwasher and range - and an overhead oven.
She shrugged one shoulder, her eyes sparkling with humor.
"And you.ll just let me go," she said, anger sparkling in her eyes.
The imports of sparkling Saumur into the United Kingdom in 1906 amounted to 114,234 gallons, valued at £73,984.
He grinned, the expression creating little lines around his sparkling blue eyes.
At that date, however, it was found that the wines of Saumur (situated in the department of the Maine-et-Loire) could be successfully converted into sparkling wines, and since then a considerable trade in this class of wine has developed.
She glowed from their lovemaking, her gray eyes sparkling with life.
With scarcely any exceptions they all were, or seemed to be, pretty--so rapturous were their smiles and so sparkling their eyes.
The creature's emerald eyes stopped sparkling, and his face grew long.
The politician managed to make even his casual wear appear distinguished as he stood in the doorway with sparkling blue eyes.
Dolokhov walked slowly without raising his pistol, looking intently with his bright, sparkling blue eyes into his antagonist's face.
Though the Rhineland is par excellence the country of the vine, beer is largely produced; distilleries are also numerous, and large quantities of sparkling Moselle are made at Coblenz, chiefly for exportation to England.
Mountain winters were always a surprise to lowlanders and easterners, where the chemistry of moisture played games that produced slush and wet snow, not the sparkling crystals so soft a broom could clear a foot-deep snowfall with a few swishes.
Roger was a tiny man, no taller than Cynthia, with snowy white hair and sparkling blue eyes.
By the time Alex got home from work, the house was sparkling and she had a list for shopping the following day.
It is glorious to behold this ribbon of water sparkling in the sun, the bare face of the pond full of glee and youth, as if it spoke the joy of the fishes within it, and of the sands on its shore.
Ridges of sparkling white sand surrounded the camp like a sleeping dragon, soaking heat from the sun - resting now so it could spit its fiery breath at them later in the day.
Her gaze lifted to his face enquiringly and found the dark eyes sparkling with humor.
The judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah (which of course they believed to be under the waters of the lake, in accordance with the absurd theory first found in Josephus and still often repeated) blinded these good pilgrims to the ever-fresh beauty of this most lovely lake, whose blue and sparkling waters lie deep between rocks and precipices of unsurpassable grandeur.
She glanced up from wiping the table as he peaked around the door, his eyes sparkling with humor again.
No Portuguese satirist possessed such a complete equipment for his office as Nicolao Tolentino, and though a dependent position depressed his muse, he painted the customs and follies of the time with almost photographic accuracy, and distributed his attacks or begged for favours in sparkling verse.
His purely journalistic activity was from the first of a varied description, ranging from sparkling " leaders " for the Daily News to miscellaneous articles for the Morning Post, and for many years he was literary editor of Longman's Magazine; no critic was in more request, whether for occasional articles and introductions to new editions or as editor of dainty reprints.
But his own style was an individual one, marked by lightness and facility, sparkling vivacity, grace and elegance, clear and piquant melody - characteristically French.
The comedies of Gervasio Lobato are marked by an easy dialogue and a sparkling wit, and some of the most popular of them were written in collaboration with D.
The successful evolution of the Saumur sparkling wine industry is largely due to the fact that the range of limestone hills, at the foot of which the town is situated, afford by excavation illimitable cellarage, easy 1.
The box contained a pair of earrings - delicate filigree in white gold with sparkling diamonds.
He tugged her across the verandah, and Mr. O'Hara stood as they approached, his eyes sparkling with humor.
An expression of keen intelligence lighted up his features, and his large, sparkling grey eyes darted penetrating glances at every one who approached him.
A considerable quantity of sparkling wine is manufactured in this district.
It is now famous for its sparkling wine (Asti spumante), and is a considerable centre of trade.
Her knowledge of life, her sparkling wit and her almost faultless style, make these short stories masterpieces of their kind.
their sparkling look; and inhabiting one of the seven beautiful worlds below the earth (and above the hells), where they are ruled over by three chiefs or kings, Sesha, Vasuki and Takshaka; their fair daughters often entering into matrimonial alliances with men, like the mermaids of western legend.
On the tray was a bottle of herb wine, different kinds of vodka, pickled mushrooms, rye cakes made with buttermilk, honey in the comb, still mead and sparkling mead, apples, nuts (raw and roasted), and nut-and-honey sweets.
After supper, over their cherry brandy, Rostov and "Uncle" talked of past and future hunts, of Rugay and Ilagin's dogs, while Natasha sat upright on the sofa and listened with sparkling eyes.
The weaving of sail-cloth and woollen and other fabrics, machine construction, wire-drawing, and manufacture of sparkling wines and preserved fruits are also carried on.
It was at about the latter date that sparkling or effervescent wine was first made, for, according to M.
In size they vary between wide limits, from minute sparkling points encrusting rock surfaces and often so thickly clustered together as to produce a drusy effect, to large single crystals measuring a yard in length and diameter and weighing half a ton.
Denisov was a small man with a red face, sparkling black eyes, and black tousled mustache and hair.
The myriad sparkling lights of the city reminded me of my days in Paris.
He squinted at the sparkling white dunes.
The sparkling wine known to us as champagne takes its name from the former province which is now replaced by the departments of Marne, Haute-Marne, Aube and Ardennes.
The ends of the wooden legs were shod with plates of solid gold, and the saddle of the Princess Ozma, which was of red leather set with sparkling diamonds, was strapped to the clumsy body.
Princess Ozma, dressed in her most splendid robes of state, sat in the magnificent emerald throne, with her jewelled sceptre in her hand and her sparkling coronet upon her fair brow.
Bianca was the epitome of adorable, her dark eyes sparkling and warm, and her sweet glow innocent and fresh.
Natasha, who was sitting opposite to him with her eldest daughter on her lap, turned her sparkling eyes swiftly from her husband to the things he showed her.
His writings and speeches, which abound in sparkling passages, displaying great fertility of imagination, were collected andublished, with a memoir of the author, in 1809, by the Rev. Dr J.
Denisov, with sparkling eyes and ruffled hair, sat at the clavichord striking chords with his short fingers, his legs thrown back and his eyes rolling as he sang, with his small, husky, but true voice, some verses called "Enchantress," which he had composed, and to which he was trying to fit music:
He looked and recognizing in her both the old and the new Sonya, and being reminded by the smell of burnt cork of the sensation of her kiss, inhaled the frosty air with a full breast and, looking at the ground flying beneath him and at the sparkling sky, felt himself again in fairyland.
Vermont's rivers are generally swift, and in many places they are made very picturesque by their clear and sparkling waters, rapids, falls, gorges and wooded banks.
The principal industries are wool and cotton spinning, and the manufacture of porcelain, earthenware, boots, soap, oil, sparkling wines and beer.
The plumage of gorgeously-hued birds, the blossoms of flowers (especially the hydrangea), the folds of thick brocade, microscopic diapers and arabesques, are built up with tiny fragments of iridescent shell, in combination with silver-foil, goldlacquer and colored bone, the whole producing a rich and sparkling effect.
Here, as well as at Cleveland, " champagnes " and " clarets " and " sparkling Catawba " are the chief wines produced.
In the 18th century Voltaire enjoyed a supremacy in this graceful and sparkling species of writing; the Epitre a Uranie is perhaps the most famous of his verse-letters.
His master mind, soaring high, sees one vast connected whole, and, alive with enthusiasm, with smiling face and sparkling eye, he shows the panorama to his pupils, pointing out the similarities and differences of its parts, the boundaries of our knowledge, and the regions of doubt and speculation.
in height, a coast with deep indentations and lined with bold cliffs, a sea dotted with rocky islets, clear lakes, sparkling rivulets, deep gorges, and wooded glens are features of the attractive scenery here and in the vicinity.
The Macassars are well-built and muscular, and have in general a dark-brown complexion, a broad and expressive face, black and sparkling eyes, a high forehead, a flattish nose, a large mouth and long black soft hair.
A plethora of beverages are available for those seeking to quench their thirst with various types of artisanal teas, sake, sparkling wines and spirits.
Specialty drinks, martinis, port wine and sparkling wines are featured at the bar.
There's something about the bubbles of a sparkling wine that refresh the palate.
Eden's smile was wider, her eyes sparkling.
She glanced up at his sparkling eyes.
"Not sure why you're trying to help me," Past-Death said, tears sparkling in her eyes.
Indian paintbrush, lupine, fireweed, columbine, all dancing in radiance with occasional hummingbirds cavorting from feast to feast, their red throats sparkling in the sun.
Disappointed her friend was leaving for somewhere across the world, she'd bought them matching necklaces featuring whimsical half moons in rose gold with a single, small, sparkling diamond of a star embedded in the moon.
Her huge sparkling eyes create an instant rapport with her audience.
People would come from miles away, just to watch the beautiful lady with her sparkling facial adornments.
They are placed between the flattened points of two sparkling, gem quality, diamonds to form what is called a diamond anvil.
I must also confess that I am fond of the sparkling wines that bear the appellation Saumur AC.
In other places the piano provides a foil to the bassoon, with sparkling arpeggios in a high register.
atolls of the Maldives are like a string of pearls scattered on the deep blue silk of the sparkling blue Indian Ocean.
battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
bleared eyes, sparkling from amidst great rolls of red fat, swept eagerly over the girl's upturned face.
The view out over the loch from our terrace is fantastic today - sparkling blue against a backdrop of a yellow broom covered hillside.
THE CENTENNIAL guests find Victorian era antiques and replicas under sparkling glass chandeliers and pressed tin ceilings that sparkle like gold.
Stronger drinks like spirits, and fizzy drinks like champagne or sparkling cider, are absorbed more quickly.
Tragic facts are fitted into the sparkling humor and around the richly comic character of Billy.
The entire gift is sprinkled with sparkling metallic wedding confetti.
Back to Food and Drink The elegant Vellore Restaurant was formerly the ballroom, and host to the season's sparkling debutantes!
Set in the center are rows of sparkling, brilliant cut diamonds which are channel set to complete the smooth, clean lines.
They could sprinkle fairy dust And twitch their little nose, And the windows would be sparkling And I'd have no dirty clothes.
Scarlett creates the fifties look in her sparkling, show stopping, red carpet outfits by teaming pearl necklaces with sparkling diamond earrings.
From sparkling chandelier earrings to classic pearls or diamonds, bridal earrings are the ultimate detail, the finishing touch.
A sparkling wine is also available, produced by the traditional method of bottle fermentation, resulting in a dry, yet full-flavoured fizz.
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You will meet very few other walkers as you explore remote glens and mountains, sparkling lochs, isolated islands and beaches.
Or perhaps you're riding horseback through sparkling surf, with the palms swaying in the balmy breeze.
This example of the make is from a refill American cask, and has a bright, sparkling gold hue.
Slide the sparkling jewel from side to side to clear the screen.
The Maldives is an enchanted paradise on the equator a necklace of tiny palm studded coral islands, surrounded by sparkling lagoons.
lap Dancing to add that sparkling final touch to your stag night!
Watch the video Just Jack - Writer's Block video Just Jack is a musical maverick, talented DJ and sparkling wordsmith.
Their effect can have dazzling and uplifting effects on a home with sparkling mica washes, sunny casein paints and sculptural bas relief work.
morning mist with distant panoramic views of the sparkling crystal waters of the med.
These favors comprise of sparkling ice cubes and glass nuggets to give an amazing glow to any table.
Later in the morning as we left Trogon Lodge we saw a sparkling male quetzal from the bus!
You hear a sound from the doorway, and spin around as a stunning redhead walks in with two glasses of sparkling champagne.
This pretty brooch features a sparkling rhinestones to the center of the leaf and gold - tone metal mounts.
A really stylish vintage brooch, in a sun burst design, decorated with sparkling diamante rhinestones, dating to circa 1963.
A really pretty antique brooch, in a floral design, decorated with sparkling clear and green diamante rhinestones, dating to circa 1924.
scintillate it may not be scintillating, sparkling football every week, the fact remains that valuable points are being collected.
Close to both the bustling town center and the sparkling blue sea with fine sandy beaches.
He was wearing a somewhat distinctive red skirt, covered with sparkling sequins.
The cuisine is strongly regional, served with local wines - sparkling Catalan cava or chilled fino sherry from Andalucia.
shinning example of Walt Disney's ability to use sparkling humor to drive home the important message about workplace safety.
shootectious, ridiculously danceable and shot through with sparkling sequins shimmering in the cities ' moonlit glow.
sprinkled with sparkling confetti and glitter.
superb cuisine, relax in the sumptuous lounges, library or sunny conservatory or by the sparkling swimming pool.
He even manages to cool off in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean and take tiffin with sari-clad memsahibs.
She has a has a sparkling topaz in her fluffy yellow, fake-fur hair.
turbid leaden flood without a sparkling wavelet to be seen.
His lady greeted him with some of her sparkling vivacity.
Their music delivers impassioned vocals, beautiful soaring melodies with sparkling guitars, unexpected rhythms which unleash power and restraint in equal measures.
Champagne is sparkling white wine made from grapes grown in the old French province of Champagne.
Perhaps they should have used local sparkling wine instead from a vineyard nearer to Brighton!
winsome face sparkling with animation, and with laughing, golden eyes.
Whether he was writing miscellaneous essays or law-books, his -characteristic style prevailed, and his books on copyright and .on trusts were novelties indeed among legal textbooks, no less :sparkling than his literary Obiter Dicta.
Though he treated his subject in relation to himself with more levity and irony than real feeling, yet by his sparkling wit and fancy he created a literature of sentiment and adventure adapted to amuse the idle and luxurious society of which the elder Julia was the centre.
His letters (especially Ep. 45) are full of outcries against his enemies and of indignant protestations that he had done nothing unbecoming a Christian, that he had taken no money, nor gifts great nor small, that he had no delight in silken attire, sparkling gems or gold ornaments, that no matron moved him unless by penitence and fasting, &c. His route is given in the third book In Rufinum; he went by Rhegium and Cyprus, where he was entertained by Bishop Epiphanius, to Antioch.
In his thirty-three dramas, sparkling comedies in prose, more or less in imitation of Moliere, he has left his most important positive legacy to literature.
Within a week of the opening of Parliament he bounded into fame by a sparkling maiden speech in a Tariff Reform debate - a speech conceived in a confident fighting spirit, calculated to cheer dejected partisans, and full of wit and epigram.
After him the most popular authors of short stories are: Stefan Sremats, whose mild satire and sparkling humour earned for him the name of the " Servian Dickens "; Yanko Veselinovich, author of some delightful sketches from the life of Servian peasants; Sima Matavuly, whose stories give a true picture of the Servians of Dalmatia and of Montenegro.
She has assembled a sparkling quartet of the finest musicians & they play regularly & tour major festivals & jazz venues.
Later in the morning as we left Trogon Lodge we saw a sparkling male Quetzal from the bus !
And while it may not be scintillating, sparkling football every week, the fact remains that valuable points are being collected.
Sparkling shimmer light effect changes through red to yellow to blue to green to clear sparkle.
This program is a shinning example of Walt Disney 's ability to use sparkling humor to drive home the important message about workplace safety.
Infectious, ridiculously danceable and shot through with sparkling sequins shimmering in the cities ' moonlit glow.
Oh and of course all are sprinkled with sparkling confetti and glitter.
Enjoy superb cuisine, relax in the sumptuous lounges, library or sunny conservatory or by the sparkling swimming pool.
Animated dictionaries, a sparkling, full-color display and advanced trilingual speech synthesis combine to make this an indispensable learning tool.
In its place a turbid leaden flood without a sparkling wavelet to be seen.
Perhaps they should have used local sparkling wine instead from a vineyard nearer to Brighton !
Mary Gawthorpe was a Yorkshire girl, very tiny, with a winsome face sparkling with animation, and with laughing, golden eyes.
The woman's sparkling, tiered dress made her look like a chandelier.
The sparkling myriad lights of the city reminded me of my days in Paris.
It's always a good idea to include a small card with the gift specifying the care that might be needed to keep the silver looking luminous and sparkling.
Only the eggs of sturgeon can be called caviar, much in the same way that only sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France can be called champagne.
Champagne and sparkling wine are mostly known in America as white wines, but they can be made from many different kinds of grapes and are more properly classified as bubbly wines.
Wines of that style made anywhere else in the world must instead be called sparkling wine.
For ringing in the new year, try some sparkling drinks to add to the festivities.
You can easily substitute sparkling white wine for champagne in any of the recipes below, or if you are interested in making "virgin" cocktails, you can substitute mineral water as well.
Make sure that the jar is sparkling clean.
Yankee Candle has some great options in scents like Christmas Cookie, Gingerbread, and Sparkling Cinnamon.
Modern curved designs and sparkling embellishments like gold thread and beads make quilted throws as much a work of art as your framed artwork.
Every surface should be sparkling clean.
It's also helpful to think about the rich burgundies of red wines, the luscious greens of fresh olives, and the sparkling waters of clear blue lakes.
Blue is a great accent color to use in a Tuscan kitchen because it brings to mind the sparkling Mediterranean sea.
Crystal chandeliers are renowned for the sparkling effect they have in refracting light into your room and especially the dance of light that patterns the surrounding walls.
In Estee Lauder, try their Double-Wear Stay-in-Place in Sparkling Berry or Rare Wine.
Joanna Schlip, makeup artist to some of Hollywood's finest, gave LTK some exclusive insight on everything from how she got started in the industry to how she keeps her smile sparkling and bright!
Instead, it's almost childlike in its sparkling personality, with attention-grabbing, yet relatively basic notes.
Afterglow Brush: Ideal for youthful and mature skin alike, this glow-enhancing brush will leave you sparkling.
The sparkling effect is cute and eye catching, yet still somewhat understated thanks to the diminutive beige tone.
Crowded around the pots were little jars of sparkling, summery nail polishes, gleaming lip glosses and charming dual blush/bronzer compacts.
R.S.V.P.: Another neutral, this "sparkling champagne" color is perked up with a strong dose of shimmer.
This eyeliner is available in sparkling shades.
Choose one or a maximum of two areas in which to focus your most sparkling makeup.
Le vin: During meals, most French will drink a red wine and/or a white wine, along with either still or sparkling water.
The refreshing mint and sparkling water can be quite seductive on a tropical night.
Classic MimosaCombine one carton of orange juice and one bottle of sparkling wine.
Use glitter to create a beautiful, sparkling design.
Every queen needs a sparkling, beautiful crown, or tiara on her head.
A contemporary look would be to use golds, silvers, purples, blues, or even sparkling white ribbons as a wrap.
What makes these dresses different than what you'll find off the rack at any bridal shop is that the main color is often creatively blended with several others, either through combined fabrics, designs, or sparkling embellishments.
Color: White is the most popular color for a holiday wedding gown, but off-white shades may not be as suitable if they clash with the sparkling white winter setting.
Even if children are attending, you can hand out sparkling grape juice in bottles as an alternative so they are not left out of the themed favor.
Have small bottles attached to place cards or table assignment cards, so you can control that only adults have the wine; use grape juice or sparkling water for children's place settings.
The whiteness of the tile and the linens spoke to its cleanliness - a sparkling white bathroom was sterile in the best sense.
With her sparkling eyes, bubbly personality, and charming onscreen presence, Cameron Diaz has evolved from a low-budget star to one of the highest grossing women in Hollywood.
With his sparkling eyes and charismatic persona, Zac Efron just may be the most popular young Hollywood heartthrob.
The beverage is a sparkling wine sold in cans.
Whether she's promoting a bomb of a movie (The Hottie and the Nottie) or serving as spokesperson for sparkling wine in a can, there's no shortage of Hilton to read about every day.
It's not her complex background that has heads swiveling in her direction, though - it's the sparkling touch she brings to each film and that gleaming red hair!
This will keep her looking at the right stores and save you the heartache of having to tell her know if she falls in love with a sparkling skirt way out of price range.
From appliqued sweaters to sparkling holiday shoes, there is something to be had for every little girl.
Slightly simpler but still sparkling designs are at Just Jen, where you can create a custom shirt choosing from 22 colored crystals.
Layers of tulle, lace, metallic materials, shimmering silks and sparkling gowns are just some of the instruments this retailer uses to inspire designs and create the most delightful party apparel for children.
Trendy metallic belts are nice ways to add just a touch of sparkling glamour, while classic leather belts are the perfect partners for jumpers and sheath dresses that need just a little definition.
The images of white sand, swaying palm trees, and sparkling blue waters draw millions of passengers to the western Caribbean each year.
Costa Mediterranean Cruises has eleven ships, ranging from sparkling newly constructed megaships to refitted, yet comfortable ships acquired from other cruise lines.
You might want to bring your favorite bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine onboard to toast the holiday.
Delightful fragrances, sparkling colors, and personality-infused blossoms greet you this spring as you shop for spring flowers.
Paint both in a high-gloss white for a sparkling look.
If you are searching for sparkling glass tile for your next home improvement project, look no further than Oceanside Glass Tile.
The Cometes collection is composed of sparkling, celestial pieces created from materials such as rock crystal, sapphires, platinum, white gold, and Tahitian and Japanese pearls.
Sparkling gems as big as an almond are beautiful, but costly!
When cut and highly polished it has the reflective powers of a mirror, sparkling brightly in the light.
The intricate weaving in Celtic jewelry is beautifully expressed in gem Celtic earrings with loops and twists of metal twining around sparkling gemstones.
More and more men are appreciating the luxury of gemstone jewelry, though not all sparkling pieces are met with similar enthusiasm.
Whereas a woman's piece of jewelry may use multiple gems to create a sparkling tapestry, men's jewelry is much more likely to use a single gem as an accent rather than as a focal point.
Some choose to mount the diamonds in a circle, while others choose triangles or other geometric shaped pendants to display the sparkling diamonds.
Natalia also offers a smaller version of this pendant, with 0.85 carats of sparkling diamonds.
The shape also means that the piece of jewelry might be difficult to clean, however washing glass beads in warm soapy water and then rinsing well before drying naturally will help keep the glass sparkling.
Sparkling crystals in rich clear colors make earrings by Baccarat some of the most exquisite in the world.
Hair Jewelry - This includes tiaras, beaded hair clips, sparkling crowns, crystal tipped pins plus a variety of other accessories.
Sparkling stones can dress up an ordinary outfit.
When you see a bracelet, necklace, earrings or other items of jewelry which feature highly sparkling crystal beads, the chances are this is Swarvoski crystal.
Even fairly small earrings or necklaces can stand out from a winter outfit if there is a sparkling stone or bead to catch the eye.
One thing to remember, however, when picking fashion jewelry with crystals or other sparkling stones is that less is more!
Whether your favorite style is the classic look of the 1960's link charm bracelets, sparkling charm bracelets of gemstones and beads, or trendy Italian charm bracelets, there are photo charms to fit each style.
The sparkling diamonds add to the richness of the design.
Two perfectly placed brooches provide sparkling accents to this deep blue ball gown.
Saturday: Reservations for two at the hottest restaurant in town calls for your sweater with dressy white wide leg pants and sparkling earrings.
The jeweled strap gown in navy shows that less is more with an open neckline, three-quarter sleeves and open shoulders to accentuate the sparkling straps.
The sparkling jeweled accent adds a romantic and flattering touch.
For added flair, wear a wide, coordinating fashion belt over your cardigan or affix a sparkling brooch to your sweater.
Embellished with sparkling crystals and satin banding, this jacket and skirt suit is chic and affordable in sizes to 22W.
Great amusement parks offer many things, including fabulous ride selections, sparkling entertainment, and fun options for every member of the family.
Sweet Sundays: On the six Sundays of the festival, this event features a light breakfast and sparkling toast at the Festival Showplace, which is the rarely used Stage 12 in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot.
Tall Fluted: The tall, fluted glass is used for champagne and other sparkling wines.
When they are dry, wipe them with a clean and soft cloth until they are sparkling clean.
Today, Oregon produces Pinot Noir, Reisling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, sparkling wines and to a lesser extent, other varietals.
Oregon also makes some world-class sparkling wines that rival those from the Champagne region of France.
Because sparkling wine comes mostly from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Oregon produces just the right grape varieties to make delicious versions.
They also make a world-class sparkling wine.
Dessert wines often round out the end of a meal and can be sparkling or plain.
Sparkling wines contain carbon dioxide, which creates heady bubbles.
While the most well-known sparkling wine is Champagne, many other excellent examples exist from winemakers all around the world.
Champagne is the world's most famous sparkling wine, but it is far from the only one.
While many people refer to any sparkling wine as Champagne, this is actually a misnomer.
While many world winemakers create beauitful sparkling wines in the Champagne tradition that rival their French counterparts, they cannot call those wines Champagne.
This allows for faster production of larger amounts of sparkling wines.
Winemakers transfer the bottle into a tank where they filter the yeast lees and add liqueur de dosage, which is an amount of wine to adjust the sweetness of the sparkling wine.
This method is never used in European winemaking, and traditionally used in inexpensive, low-quality sparkling wines.
If you ever compare a bottle of wines made in this method to the other methods of sparkling winemaking, you will notice a difference in the quality, refinement, and character of the bubbles.
The different sparkling wine types employ both different fermentation methods and grape varietals.
Sparkling wines are further classified into vintage or non-vintage (NV).
NV sparkling wines contain a blend of vintages, while vintage sparkling wines come from a single year.
Identical in nearly every way to Champagne, Crémant is French sparkling wine made in the Méthode Champenoise from outside of the Champagne region.
Many of the world's wine producers refer to their Champagne style wines as sparkling wines.
You will find Champagne-style sparkling wines from all around the world.
Germany's sparkling wine arises from use of the charmat method.
Store sparkling wines at temperatures between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sparkling wines are at their best when served cold, at between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
High quality sparkling wines show off their true character at slightly warmer temperatures.
After carefully opening the bottle, serve sparkling wines as an aperitif, with appetizers, and with seafood, shellfish, white meat poultry, cream soups or bisques, and pasta with cream sauce.
A classic pairing is sparkling wine and lobster.
Ranging in price from very affordable to very expensive, these are some of the best sparkling wines available.
Sparkling wine can make any event seem more celebratory, but you don't have to be celebrating to drink it.
If you don't want to try any of the above suggestions, your local wine shop is sure to have suggestions of lovely sparkling wines available in their stock.
Some of the best sparkling wines in the world come from the Champagne region.
Though other winemaking regions are legally not allowed to call their wines Champagne, many other areas of the world make tremendous sparkling wines worthy of the Champagne designation.
This wine region produces sparkling wines made in the methode champenoise.
Bubbly lovers may enjoy the Cellars Wine Club's Champagne Club, For around $50 plus shipping and handling, club members can receive two bottles each month of some of the world's top Champagnes and sparkling wines.
Simply dampen it a bit and in no time you will have sparkling clean glasses to show your wine off in.
So, 1987 branched out (with some help from her father) on her own and purchased the sparkling wine facility from Piper Sonoma right next to Rodney Strong on Old Redwood Hwy, just south of her father's winery.
To be poured in this new facility was only supposed to be sparkling wine.
Judy wanted to focus on making sparkling wines only, but realized that just making sparkling wine would not pay the bills, so again branched out to include Pinot Noir in the portfolio.
The wines you taste are also a step above, too…I tasted some older vintages of sparkling along with some out of magnums.
I chose the all sparkling wine flight and received 4 glasses of different sparkling wines.
A sparkling wine or Champagne is ideal for the holidays and can be a fun and festive gift idea, and comes in a variety of price points.
For a luxury gift, consider picking up some Cristal Champagne; a more affordable option would be a bottle of Fragolino sparkling wine.
Sparkling wines and New Year's go hand in hand.
The hardest thing to do for most people to do is to figure out exactly what sparkling wine to get and then how much of it to buy for their celebration.
You can read more about it our Champagne article, but suffice to say it's the higher quality way of making sparkling wines.
I say time and time again that I think this is easily California's best sparkling wine for the price.
You won't find any of the toasty oak or baked apple pie/fresh dough that other sparkling wines have, it's just not that style.
This was actually the first sparkling wine served at the White House and served when President Nixon entertained the Chinese Premier.
Made from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes, this sparkling wine exhibits pineapple, tropical and some lemon-lime notes as well.
The Natural is sold in limited amounts outside their tasting room, and their Brut is the most popular selling sparkling wine in the United States today.
Visit Roederer Estate for some of the most convincing sparkling wine in California.
Elegant Party Basket, includes sparkling wine, fruit, smoked salmon, cheese, crackers, chocolates, $160.
As an added bonus, you can chill bottles of sparkling wine, cans of beer, soda and even warm your baby's bottle if you so choose.
Look for the Celebrated Sparkling Trio for some Carneros sparkling wine made with Gallic expertise.
Looking for a California sparkling wine gift?
Check out the trio of Sparkling Wines from Domaine Carneros, Brut, Rosé and Le Reve Blanc de Blancs presented in a high class wooden display box.
Dry, sparkling wines such as Champagne or other sparkling wine made in the Méthode Champenoise or Charmat method utilize the term Brut to indicate the relative sweetness of the wine.
Bubbles in sparkling wines occur during the process of secondary fermentation.
Sparkling wines containing more than 12 grams of sugar per liter are not designated as Brut.
This conformity allows you to purchase a sparkling wine made anywhere in the world and know its sugar level if it says Brut on the label.
Look for Syrah, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and excellent sparkling wines.
Champagne producers and other winemakers who produce sparkling wines using the Méthode Champenoise use the term to indicate special blends of juices, gently pressed from only the best grapes.
For sparkling wine and Champagne, flat simply means the wines have lost their bubbles or effervescence.
One winery (more on that later) even produces sparkling wine-so you have a good selection of wine to choose from.
Thornton - Well known for sparkling wine and offers tours to the public.
If you're a fan of sparkling wine you should not miss Thornton Winery.
The Loire Valley is the largest producer of white wine in the country and second largest producer of sparkling wine (Champagne is first of course).
Personal Wine - Choose from their Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, sparkling and blush wines for your personalized label.
The secret regarding how to make a Champagne cocktail that tastes as elegant as it looks is starting with good Champagne or sparkling wine.
You can find some good mid-range sparkling wines that will fit the bill nicely.
Flute of sparkling wine/Champagne - Champagne cocktails should always be served in a flute.
Add a few thinly sliced peaches to the glass for garnish and fill the rest of the flute with your sparkling wine or Prosecco.
Fragolino sparkling wine: This red wine is made from the Fragola grape, which has dominant strawberry flavors.
To have the name Champagne on the label, the bubbly must come from Champagne, France, otherwise, it's called sparkling wine.
There are many quality Champagnes from France available on the market to please the palate, but there are also many sparkling wines that are just as delicious.
V. Sattui makes many types of wine, from Riesling, Gamay, sparkling, Zinfandel, Cabernet…you name it!
I was responsible for making sparkling wine, using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The base wine was perfect sparkling wine production.
Crisp, fresh, almost steely wines which, once refermented in the bottle, become creamy and balanced sparkling wines (methode traditional).
There are also white wine-based versions of the drink, and some people make the punch with Champagne or sparkling wine.
Champagne or Sparkling Wine - Thanksgiving is all about celebration, and sparkling wines can add the perfect special touch.
These holiday worthy wines include medium and full bodied reds with lots of spice and festive, bubbly sparkling wines.
Champagne is an especially festive choice, but you can also choose baskets centered around other bubbly wines like Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco or American sparkling wines; or select a frizzante wine like Muscato d'Asti.
If you own a large number of bottles of Champagne or sparkling wine, you may be interested in learning about champagne wine cellars.
Proper storage can help preserve the taste of your sparkling wine.
Regardless of whether you choose to build a cellar or buy pre-made modules to store your Champagne, remember that sparkling wine is best stored at low temperatures.
If you pay attention to the special design considerations required for Champagne wine cellars, you'll find that you can enjoy those bottles of sparkling wine many years from now.
Sparkling wines are another popular option.
Italy's contribution to the sparkling wine market is Prosecco, a light, affordable frizzante style wine that tickles and pleases the palate in equal measure.
Seltzer is unflavored soda water or sparkling water.
While many sparkling wines call themselves Champagne, true Champagne comes from the region in France with the same name.
LTK: Please explain the difference between true Champagne and sparkling wines from around the world.
Though many regions around the world, including many in the U.S., produce fine sparkling wines, only wine made from grapes grown in the chalky hills of the Champagne region can rightly be called "Champagne."
LTK: What are the current labeling laws with regard to Champagne and sparkling wines?
Numerous quality U.S. sparkling wine producers proudly and successfully sell their wines without the term "Champagne."
Unfortunately U.S. law includes a "grandfather" clause that allows certain wineries to continue labeling sparkling wines as "champagne," simply because they have labels that include the misleading term from before 2006.
Reports claim that approximately 50 percent of all sparkling wines sold on the U.S. market are mislabeled "champagne."
As I said, loopholes in U.S. law have allowed several sparkling wine brands to present themselves as Champagne.
LTK: French Champagne seems to have a different character than other sparkling wines from around the world.
SH: There are many quality sparkling wines made around the world.
While dancers wear all sorts of fancy clothing, from sequined gowns to sparkling shoes, during competitions, ballroom practice clothing is a little more toned down.
Keep your bathroom fresh and sparkling clean.
Cleanse: A varied line of five shampoos designed to deep clean your hair for a sparkling finish.
A sparkling tiara can easily define a style by transforming even the simplest look into something much more extravagant.
Crystal hair pins, a glittering tiara, or a sparkling comb are simple accessories that complement any style, and the special flair they add is elegant and enchanting.
Available in an array of gorgeous colors and sparkling Swarovski crystals, these cases range in price from $24.95 to $199.
Now imagine that look paired with sparkling Swarovski crystals.
The suit itself is made out of a beautiful black sparkling sheer material, and features the much coveted crystal look.
The intricate beading captures the rays of the sun and transforms them into a sparkling shimmer, while the wispy fringe trim is designed to move with you.
Close your eyes and imagine the dramatic sparkling effects one of these suits creates as sunlight bounces off every reflective plain.
This way, whether your favorite color is sunny yellow or sparkling blue, a bikini is available out there just for you!
The colors available here are too numerous to list, but suffice it to say that you can find everything from a charming paisley print to a sparkling purple cut.
Of course, that dress is covered in dozens of sparkling crystals, each about the size of a speck of glitter.
Similarly, a wide winter scarf adorned with sparkling details (like sequins) can take your evening look to the next level and keep you warm, too.
She accented the dress with an equally mute colored scarf and delicate, sparkling bag.
Holiday festive or cocktail attire means you can get away with a little black dress with sparkling accessories or choose a cocktail dress in a bolder color.
A pair of sparkling, dangling earrings will add to the festive atmosphere.
Besides these shiny embellishments, other details you'll find on many cocktail dresses include rhinestones and other gems, sparkling applique, big ruffles, shirring and large bows.
An evening purse, shoes, sparkling jewelry and possibly an evening shawl will all help complete your after-five ensemble.
For a look that is sparkling, yet understated, seek dresses with contrasting waistbands.
Micron Magic Filtration ensures that your rugs stay sparkling clean; vacuums equipped with this technology can pick up particles of dust as small as one-third as a micron.
An electric toothbrush can remove more plaque than a manual version and leave your teeth sparkling and smooth.
The Sodastream can turn ordinary tap water into sparkling water, allowing you to make carbonated beverages at home.
You can also just leave it as is and have a fresh bottle of sparkling water.
Dramatic wrought iron, delicate bone china and sparkling stained glass are a few of the beautiful materials used to make dragonfly votive holders.
"Fake" trees, which started appearing around the mid-1950s, encompass a wide range of products, including sparkling aluminum trees, contemporary feather trees, and a huge variety of life-like trees in all shapes and sizes.
The tree is decorated with sparkling lights.
Tinsel: Use tinsel to create a sparkling effect on a small or large Christmas tree.
From sparkling stars and snowflakes to a blinking Christmas tree, fiber optics and LEDs make light-up cards possible.
Its decorated with sparkling braid, sequins, crystals and glass beads, each selected to set off the costume's color.
The arm ruffles are guipure and tulle trimmed with gold or silver sparkling braid.
The arm ruffles are trimmed with gold or silver braid and a sparkling braid that continues the pattern on the overall costume.
Red boots can be trimmed with white duct tape and sparkling paint can be used to create gold accessories.
You can wear a half-mask if you like, decorated with feathers, or apply sparkling makeup.
You should consider some non-alcoholic options as well, such as sparkling cider.
Don't forget a bottle of wine or nonalcoholic sparkling cider.
While your horses graze, pull out that sparkling diamond.
A honeymoon is the culmination of the romance symbolized by the wedding, an event that began with a simple question and a sparkling engagement ring.
Not only does Zales offer fine diamond jewelry, bridal sets, and wedding pieces, but each store has a range of other sparkling treasures.
Their exquisite coloration and rarity makes them a splendid choice to represent the finest relationship, offering an elegant and unique style to match the couple's sparkling commitment.
Nestling the ring in an unexpected location, such as inside a beautiful long-stemmed rose or dipped into a sparkling glass of champagne.
Wanting a ring that would highlight her sparkling personality and the glitter of his love for her, he custom designed a new type of ring for her, and that design - the Lumino setting - is one of the company's signature trademarks today.
Some careers, such as medical professionals or teachers, will not permit any drinking; instead, choose sparkling juices for a celebratory toast.
Not all designs are suitable for everyone, but with careful consideration of the many designs available, it is easy to find that perfect sparkling accessory.
Micro Pave: Micro pave engagement rings may create clustered heart designs encrusted with sparkling diamond chips.
The sharp corners of the princess diamond shape are comparable to the sharpness of platinum's color, and the bright white metal offers a startling contrast to the deeply sparkling facets of a princess cut.
With so many different ring styles available, it is meaningless to point out only a few samples of platinum rings sparkling with princess cut diamonds.
Two trillion cut diamonds flank this magnificent round 1.25 carat sparkling yellow sapphire which is set in an elegant platinum band.
A memorial diamond is a brilliant and unique way to preserve the beauty and sparkling character of a loved one with a timeless and stunning jewel, or to create a special keepsake from any loved one.
A marriage proposal is more than a simple question accompanied by a sparkling ring.
Cubic zirconia wedding rings are still clear, still sparkling, and less expensive than their diamond ring sisters.
Whether the rings are plain and classic in style or sparkling with gemstones is very much a personal choice.
A central aquamarine encircled by a sparkling band of chocolate and white diamonds.
To keep your ring sparkling, gently wipe it with a jewelry cloth or dry soft cloth every night.
While a huge, sparkling diamond engagement ring may be a couple's dream, it is often impractical to spend large amounts of money during what is often one of the most expensive periods of a newly engaged couple's life.
Champagne or wine is customary but sparkling cider is a good substitute for a non-drinking group.
When we think of diamond engagement rings we traditionally think of a ring set with a bright sparkling clear diamond.
Certain ring designs can really show off the sparkling beauty of your special stone.
The emerald cut was less popular during the rest of the century, as more elaborate shapes, like the sparkling round brilliant cut and the princess cut, took center stage.
If you're lucky enough to have the budget and the jewelry industry connections, your engagement ring could share some of this sparkling mystique.
We can dye it, fill it with sparkling glass of any color, use the sand from the beach you get married on, you name it.
Eye-catching accents such as metal rivets or sparkling crystals.
The result is a flawlessly made bag boasting a cute hardware padlock of sparkling white or yellow gold.
Even out levels and equalizations to really achieve a crisp, sparkling overall sound.
NDErs often report flying over a large body of sparkling dark water on the return trip to their bodies.
Well, nothing says "look at me!" more than the addition of sparkling red hearts and glitter, as seen in the Highlife 801H model.
A broad range of colors are available, from classic black to muted mustard yellow to sparkling metallics.
Accomplish that with a shimmery dress, sparkling accessories and a pair of Cinderella prom shoes.
Rhinestones on the heel add a sparkling touch.
She's also quickly proving herself quite the fashion maven, showing up at Nickelodeon's Teen Choice Awards in a sparkling Stella McCartney dress and satin magenta peep-toe heels.
Each version is exceptionally vivid, with a bold, sparkling silver circle on each side of the smart leather upper.
Not for the faint of heart, these sparkling shoes are sure to be noticed.
Bellissima Bridal Shoes has flats, sparkling flip flops and heels of all sizes.
If your little one prefers Ariel from The Little Mermaid, you'll find sparkling blue jellies in the same style.
You may have to be patient when shopping this auction site for sparkling jellies.
Slip them on with a pair of skinny jeans or a mini skirt to add a sparkling touch to your ensemble.
Look for satin finishes, delicate peep toes (to show off a sparkling pink or rose pedicure, of course!) and minimal details, such as demure petals, bows or fancy trim.
Globikini incorporates this into its design and finishes it with a row of sparkling rhinestones on the T-strap and sole.
Unique shoe clips: Even a simple pair of shoes can get extra oomph with a sparkling or intricately detailed shoe clip.
Kinginrin - Any koi with more than 20 sparkling scales.
Visitors today can appreciate the sparkling beaches as well as take advantage of all that the area has to offer.
Carved from the Nevada desert, the sparkling city is one of the fastest growing metropolises in the country.
The town, once a small fishing outpost, is known for its temperate climate, sparkling white sand beaches, and world-class shopping.
The sparkling sun and temperate climate make picturesque Puerto Vallarta a favorite of vacationers from all over the world.
This Tag Heuer Link series men's watch is galvanized with a sparkling diamond hour maker and a luminous dot besides each diamond, this sets on an appealing stainless steel case with polished rotating bezel.
This exquisite model boasts of 11 sparkling diamond hour markers and a date window at 3 o'clock.
The sparkling, shimmering glow from a Bulova Accutron Chamonix is all a women needs to brighten up her wardrobe as well as her day.
With a sparkling silver dial, the Accutron Masella is a work of true beauty.
It comes equipped with a chronograph and calendar, and a sparkling white dial.
Citizen's Lucca collection features elegant watches with sparkling diamonds set in the cases.
Nothing whispers elegance like a watch set with lovely, sparkling diamonds, and the square face gives the watch an added touch of refinement.
This watch combines all the functionality of a watch, but adds sparkling cubic zirconia, which gives the piece a fashionable feel.