This article was originally published in the Houston Chronicle and is reprinted here with permission.
Who: Kelly Prohl, owner of Double Decanted, a by-appointment-only wine-retailing business at 11311 Richmond, Suite L104. She grew up north of Boston and later lived in Boston and New York before moving to Houston in 2005. Prohl was working for American Express but left in 2008, she said, “to pursue my passion for wine.”
The holidays are here, which means it’s the season for festive fun and fancy fetes! And there’s no better way to celebrate this magical time of year than with a glass of Champagne.
But how much do you really know about bubbly?
Read on for a little true-and-false quiz, and learn everything you need to know about toasting with Champagne this holiday season.
Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a time to give thanks. It’s a time to celebrate with friends and family. And it’s a time to raise toasts to the year’s joys, triumphs and experiences. This means lots of food, fun and, of course, wine!
As you prepare for the upcoming holiday festivities and shop for gifts, why not help out a worthy cause by filling your glass with a charitable wine?
Several wineries donate part of their proceeds to charitable causes that support medical research, wildlife conservation and more! And these wines are just as delicious as they are generous.
This article was originally published in Royal Oaks Living magazine and is reprinted here with permission.
Most people are familiar with the main champagne brands — Perrier Jouët, Tattinger, Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Laurent-Perrier, Louis Roederer and Moët & Chandon. These champagne houses have master blenders who craft a consistent “house style” of champagne year after year because they are able to purchase grapes from growers across the Champagne region.
However, grape growers (a.k.a. farmers) own roughly 90% of the vineyards in Champagne, France, according to the CIVC, the trade association for champagne producers. And some growers do make their own champagne — nicknamed “farmer fizz” — instead of selling their grapes to the big brands. And this fizz is worth trying!
We’re pleased to announce that Double Decanted’s website, Doubledecanted.com, is live!
Our mission is to share our passion for wine with you. We know you have a lot of choices as to where you buy wine, and we offer an affordable alternative to impersonal, big box wine retailers. Our goal is to help you discover your passion for wine, explore different varietals, and find new bottles you love.