About Gayle Szuchman

Gayle Szuchman is a mom, special events planner, blogger and certified specialist of wine. She is the owner of Events by Gayle, a full-service boutique event planning company, www.eventsbygayle.com. Gayle lives in Fairfield County, CT with her three beautiful teenagers, adopted dog Lily, a beta fish and dwarf hamster Sprinkles.

Sparkling Wine Types for Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are here and it's time to break open the sparkling wine!  Celebrating this time of year with family and friend's is one of life's joys.  But what exactly should you serve your guests when you are entertaining at home?  Walking into a wine store and trying to figure out which bottle of sparkling wine to choose can be overwhelming. Luckily, hosts have many options when it comes to what to pour for their guests. Champagne? Prosecco? Cava? Sparkling wine? Maybe Moscato d'Asti?  Here I am going to give you a brief lesson in Sparkling Wine 101 and some of the fabulous choices: Champagne Only sparkling wine made in Champagne, France, using the Traditional Method, is allowed to be called Champagne. These wines undergo a second fermentation, in the bottle, which is called … [Read more...]