Do You Know The Difference Between Champagne & Prosecco Because My Bartender Didn’t

As many of you know I’m a devoted Champagne and Prosecco drinker. My two favorite brands are Maison Veuve Clicquot and Mionetto Prosecco. I don’t need a special event or occasion to pop open a bottle of one of those fancy bubbles. Today during lunch I realized that a restaurant bartender didn’t know the difference between the two. Well, to keep the story short we noticed at lunch the bartender kept pouring us Prosecco but charged us for champagne. Everything was taking care of by the manager who was so embarrassed because the poor girl said she’s been doing this for some time because she didn’t know the difference.

Luv my Veuve Clicquot

Luv my Mionetto Prosecco

So, what’s the difference between Champagne & Prosecco? Here’s a tip about the two wines from Wine Folly

*The quick answer is Champagne is from France and Prosecco is from Italy, but there are some other things to know about both wines –especially if you like bubbly wine.

Champagne

Champagne is a sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France around the city of Reims about 80 miles (130 km) Northeast of Paris.

  • Made with ChardonnayPinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes
  • Produced using a costly method called the ‘Traditional Method’
  • standard pour of Brut Champagne has ~128 Calories (12% ABV)
  • $40 for a good entry-level Champagne

Prosecco

Prosecco is a sparkling wine made in the Veneto region of Italy around the city of Treviso about 15 miles (24 km) North of Venice.

  • Made with Prosecco (a.k.a. Glera) grapes
  • Produced using an affordable method called the ‘Tank Method’
  • standard pour of Prosecco has ~121 Calories (11% ABV)
  • $12-14 for a good entry-level Prosecco

Read more about it on Wine Molly

If you didn’t feel like doing all that reading basically champagne have persistent bubbles, its stronger with a drier taste and prosecco  has a lighter, spritzy bubbles and the taste is more fruity and sweet, at least to me. So, now I’m wondering how often does this happen. Have anyone else ever caught your bartender pouring you the wrong wine but charged you for a higher end wine?

 

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Girls Day With Connecticut Beauty Influencers & Beauty Bloggers

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What do Beauty Influencers, Bloggers, and Makeup Artists do when they get together? My girls, lifestyle blogger Ilse & makeup artist Daisy both have been doing some traveling this spring & summer so a girls day has been overdue. Ilse decided to host a girls afternoon at her home in Stamford, CT. When we’re together we love talking about blogs, sponsor post, luxurious posh items, we take tons of selfies while drinking and of course we talk about makeup & skincare products. We luv bouncing new ideas off of each others. We came up with something fun but now we just have to do some research then come up with a name. I can’t wait to share it with you.

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This lumee case is giving me life. I can’t seem to put it down. My highlighter is everything today. Nicka K NY  bronzer in Nectar Soleil is my all time favorite. It’s one of the best bronzer out there for brown skin women.  Before you ask me about my signature lip color I’m also wearing from Nicka K NY Hydro Lipstick in  Gladiola. I don’t know what’s hotter my lips or the summer heat.

​Ilse came up with a great idea to stay cool this summer for adults. She likes to place Outshine Frozen Fruit Bars inside our wine glass. One, it keeps the wine at a nice temperature while outdoors. Then it also gave the Chardonnay a nice flavor. My fruit bar was mango so can you image the delicious taste that was.

When you’re with your girlfriends what do you all enjoy doing together?

Summer Cocktails At Terra Danbury On The Patio

img_2399Both Johnny and myself have really busy Saturday’s so we always luv to catch up to chat makeup, hair, & fashion. We are both slated at two luxurious upscale salons in Greenwich, CT so after work we met up at our favorite place, Terra Danbury inside Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury. The weather was perfect for spending time out on the patio enjoy their patio cocktails. A perfect hangout for adults who just want to enjoy a late afternoon out. We enjoy coming here because the staff always give such great service and their drinks and food is always delectable.  You know I’m very selective about where I spend my personal time. They have been able to capture that posh aura that I get when I’m in the city.

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I order the FOREST FLOOR and Johnny order the DANBURY SOCIAL. Both drinks were very mouthwatering that we ordered a few on that evening.

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