A BFF is like a glass, no make that a bottle of bubbly. The most beautiful sight after a long week at work and the reason to celebrate even if it’s not your birthday. For as long as you can remember, you’ve both loved anything that’s glam and has sparkles. It’s no wonder you share a love for bubbly.
Celebrity wine sommelier Miguel Chan and host of the upcoming TOPS at SPAR Wine Show’s exclusive Café Cru Sparkling Wine Bar, knows a thing or two about bubbly drinkers. As group sommelier for the Tsogo Sun Hotels he’s suggested and served some of South Africa’s and the world’s most notable bubbly. Here he shares his top 5 reasons why bubbly drinkers make the best friends!
Life is all about having fun
Bubbly BFFs love to party. And by party it means dancing like no-one is watching and singing at the top of your voice. Unashamedly, over-the-top, one-of-a kind. A bubbly BFF knows not to take herself too seriously and can easily let her hair down.
Strike a pose
You know you’ve found your BFF soulmate when you find out she is just as snap-happy as you are. Not only are you both self-professed selfie pouters but you share an addiction for snapchat. Your BFF even knows exactly which bubbly champagne snapchat filter captures your best Vogue moment. The point is to be the envy of your social media followers. After all it’s not easy being effortlessly chic and the life of the party at the same time!
All day all night, bubbly is always on
If not, why not? Bubbly is delicious with waffles, peach compote and fluffy whipped cream on a Sunday morning, or oysters with a tangy vinegar-shallot mignonette, plus a Champagne-infused foam and frozen Champagne grapes for lunch – yum! And dinner, maybe a beautiful beet risotto or Champagne infused pan-seared scallops? Getting the pairing right doesn’t need to be a science, just ensure what you eat is as classy as the drink itself.
Shares your obsession with all things sparkly
The quintessential fantasy shared by all bubbly BFFs are diamonds and champagne. To be more specific that’s a diamond (or two or three) in a glass of very expensive French Champagne used mostly to pop a very important question. And even for your bubbly BFF, it’s very hard to say no when faced with that many sparkles! At least you’ll be there to console her if it all goes belly-up and she swallows the diamond before it can be put on her finger.
Will never show you up at a party
While there is a certain etiquette that comes with drinking bubbly, your BFF will never leave you in the lurch when it comes to dressing for the occasion. There is just something very wrong with sipping on an icy cold glass of bubbly dressed in a sloppy t-shirt and a pair of sneakers. And because it’s usually the girls who work in fashion, media, and entertainment, who (poor you) have to go to glamourous events every night and consume unlimited quantities of Moët, you better know that looking good is her number one priority.
Bubbly BFFs transcend time, are the envy of their followers and without them knowing, set the trend wherever they go. And at this year’s TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, we don’t expect it to be any different. Bubbly BFF’s can celebrate in style with Miguel Chan as he presents bubbly in all its glory at the Café Cru Sparkling Wine Bar, Montecasino from 25 – 27 May 2017.