THE LATEST FROM FRAN BERGER
The Ultimate Guide to Red Wine Glasses
There’s nothing quite like sipping a decadent red wine, but it’s the vessel you drink it from that makes the difference. Having the right wine glasses can enhance your senses to fully experience all the characteristics of your red wine...Read More
Unicorn Wine: What Makes Wine a Unicorn & 10 Best Bottles
There’s nothing quite like sipping on one of the rarest and most exceptional wines on the market, so it’s easy to see why these are referred to as “unicorn wines.” These extraordinary wines are an investment in finer living and will...Read More
The Best Glasses for Champagne for Every Occasion
Every good bubbly needs a great glass! Using high-quality champagne glasses elevates the experience of enjoying fine, sparkling wine. With so many styles of glass on the market, it can be hard to choose one for your home. Whether you...Read More
How to Serve Champagne: The Art of Serving Champagne
Champagne is synonymous with celebrating - especially when you pair it with the right stemware! Using glasses that feel luxurious and intensify the flavor and quality of your sparkling wine can make the most ordinary moment extraordinary. Learn more about...Read More
How to Hold a Champagne Glass: 3 Methods for Flavor and Temperature
Did you know the delightful experience of enjoying a glass of Champagne can be accentuated by the technique you use to hold your glass? Carrying your Champagne glass correctly not only provides an elevated feeling of elegance but also impacts...Read More
Different Types of Champagne: Guide to Types of Champagne to Try
We all know and love champagne as a drink for special moments, celebrations, birthdays, weddings - and (if you ask us) for whenever we feel like it! - but did you know there are many types of Champagne? Ones with...Read More
How to Taste Champagne: The Art of Tasting Champagne
Beneath all the exciting bubbles in a glass of Champagne lies an even more decadent array of flavors, aromas, and textures to be explored. Tasting Champagne is a dynamic and sophisticated art that’s also accessible enough for anyone to enjoy....Read More
Brunch Should Be Easy – So You Can Spend It With Your Friends
It’s so wonderful to be able to get together with friends again. Even though I’m almost always in the mood to entertain, hosting a weekend brunch may be one of my favorite ways to gather with friends and family. There’s...Read More
How Many Plates do I Really Need?
4 is not a number no matter how many chairs are in your dining room! My kitchen table seats only 3 and my dining room table has only 6 chairs. So, how many plates do I really need? I need...Read More
Help! I’m Having a Party – How Much Wine do I Need?
Do the Wine Math: It’ll save your party every time. I get asked a lot about how much wine is needed for a party and my answer is always the same: do the Wine Math. No, it’s not New Math...Read More
Sophisticated Living – What is it?
More important, how to I obtain it? I often talk about sophisticated living and how everyone can live their lives that way. But, I think many people are confused about what I mean and how to achieve it in their...Read More
Recipe for Summer Punch: Champagne, Fruit, and Fun Ice
An adult drink with champagne that only looks fruity sweet (it isn’t). It’s summer and that means outdoor or indoor fun with friends and family and usually in a group. I always recommend greeting your guests with an adult beverage...Read More
Party treat: Champagne Jello Shots
This is the little party treat that will make a big splash at your next gathering. There are so many different ways to entertain guests: with mixed drinks, fun appetizers, and tasty finger snacks. This idea is an instant party...Read More
Get ready for a spring time treat—Roasted Asparagus
It’s a quick home recipe for roasted asparagus that’s perfect for any meal. I love the taste of fresh asparagus. And, the best way I know how to prepare them is roasting them with this very simple recipe. The first...Read More
How to get the best zest from your citrus.
My three most favorite types of citrus zest: curly, sliced, and fine grated. I’m sure most of you have already run into “citrus zest” as an ingredient in a recipe. I can think of several mixed drinks that call for...Read More
Pre-party Check: Favorite soap in the powder room?
Often overlooked by you, but not by your guests. As my mom used to say, “A little soap goes a long way.” I’m not sure this was what she was thinking of but the sentiment is good. Checking for that...Read More
How to make a perfect “starter” with a great Shrimp Cocktail!
An easy recipe for shrimp cocktail that’s tasty and lovely to look at. I have never met a “starter” I didn’t love. There are so many great ways kick-off an evening of fun with your friends or family but, for...Read More
Defining the 10 Essential Tools for Beginner Cooks
What you need to know about the top 10 essential tools for your kitchen. A client of mine just bought a second home near a lake. She faced the same problem all cooks face when stocking a new kitchen –...Read More
What your dinner party guests really care about!
At your next dinner party, try these ideas to keep a fun night really rolling. I can’t tell you how many different dinner parties I’ve attended. Maybe almost as many as I hosted? I’ve been invited to some that were...Read More
Make a resolution, pay attention to your olives!
It’s a shame to take the olive for granted when there’s so much variety! I love olives. Green, black, stuffed, unstuffed, in salads, or plain. I only thought about the history of this fabulous fruit after a small gathering at...Read More