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Meet Our Founder

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Meet Our Founder

Following family tradition, PR Bottle Shop's founder Christina Coulourides has been involved in the wine industry for over 40 years. She shares her expertise below and her approach to wine as an essential part of life. Q & A with Christina Coulourides What is your favorite wine quote and why? “Wine is one of the agreeable and essential ingredients of life.” Julia Child. Julia Child continues to be an inspiration, teaching Americans how to enjoy food and wine thereby enhancing lifestyle. Often her message is delivered humbly, seasoned with humor. What sparked your interest in wine? In the 1980s when the California...

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Meet Our Wine Buyer

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Meet Our Wine Buyer

  Monica Yu is our Wine Buyer and has been a part of Plume Ridge Bottle Shop since inception. She is responsible for sourcing wines from all regions and follows our philosophy of wine as a lifestyle and wine, like food, must be fastidiously chosen. Monica has traveled throughout France and Spain studying local wine and cuisine. She also has a WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine, an expert-level qualification covering all aspects of wine. Her favorite wine quotes are: "Life is too short to drink bad wine" and "There is never a bad time to drink Champagne".  Q & A with...

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Your Guide to Sparkling Wines

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Your Guide to Sparkling Wines

Did you know there are an average of 2 million bubbles in a single glass of Champagne? That alone is a great reason to celebrate. Whether you like to serve bottomless mimosas or stand alone sparkling wine for a brunch affair, there are many sparkling wines to fit all the occasion. But with the different brands and misleading labels, no wonder the consumer can be left slightly confused. To clarify, Champagne is one of the most unique sparkling wines and the term has been misused and often misleading. Champagne is a sparkling wine produced and grown in the Champagne region...

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Wine Travel: Champagne

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Wine Travel: Champagne

Just under two hours away from Paris  awaits one of the most magnificent region for wine production. Specifically the region of Champagne, the king of all sparkling wine. Some people say you only drink Champagne for special occassions, however here at Plume Ridge Bottle Shop we tend to differ. Champagne should be enjoyed at any time and paired with meals just like you would with regular still wines. To understand Champagne, one must also understand how it is made and why it is so different from all the other sparkling wines on the market. View our article on the difference...

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Mother's Day Breakfast In Bed

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Mother's Day Breakfast In Bed

What's the best way to start spoiling Mom on her day? Well, breakfast in bed of course! This easy to follow recipe will allow her to relax with her morning coffee or a glass of bubbly while you (don't) burn down the kitchen. You can even involve the kids with the cooking. She will appreciate your cooking efforts and attention to creating a nutritious well balanced breakfast. Serve this breakfast with a side of her favorite toast, pastry or potato latkes (pictured). Bon appetit!To add splendid color to this occasion, try a Rosé Sparkling Wine or Sauvignon Blanc that is perfect for this...

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