From Jessica: I should have known long ago that I was destined to work in the liquor business. When I was a little girl, I never had tea parties. Instead, my dolls and I would clink empty plastic champagne coupes from the 99 cents store after having just emerged from my fictitious limousine (also known as my TYCO tricycle) after a fabulous date night out with my sweetheart Ken doll. Even at 5 years old, I knew that drinking champagne signified something elegant. It meant being fancy.
Fortunately, now that I’m an adult, I have learned that you don’t need a special occasion or a mink jacket in order to enjoy a delicious glass of bubbles. A chilled bottle in the fridge of my favorite sparkling wine has become as commonplace as eggs and almond milk. Over the years, I’ve become more and more passionate about learning about these wines and have picked up a few tricks of the trade along the way.