Tell us what your goals are for the year.
It's already the second day of the year, and odds are, a number of people have already given up on some of their New Year's resolutions. It's not too late to try again, and if you're hoping to lose weight, quit smoking or get out of debt, there's a good chance you'll find lots of company: polls show those two are perrennially the most popular promises we make to ourselves. You can lots of help, too—looking to quit smoking? Check out the tips offered on Smokefree.gov. Looking to lose weight? Here are some helpful tips from The Huffington Post. Many people also make resolutions focusing on their financial health: Fidelity Investments says 46 percent of us will make a financial vows for the new year, according to an article on Time.com that …
Choosing the appropriate sparkling wine for New Year's Eve can make you dizzy before the first sip. Here's a handy guide to the intoxicating world of bubbles on a budget.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The pop of the Champagne cork is as much a part of the New Year’s Eve soundtrack as "Auld Lang Syne" and fireworks. The tiny, tickling bubbles evoke celebratory moods. With so many sparkling wines to choose from, picking the best bottle can be daunting. Prices for sparkling wine range from less than $10 to more than $500 per bottle. Keep in mind that while you usually get what you pay for, there are some great options for those of us on a budget. Large “negociant” champagne houses that purchase much of their fruit, such as Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Roederer, Taittinger, Perrier Jouet and Nicolas Feuillatte, dominate the market. However, in the last decade or so, Champagne from small growers has gained some traction with Champagne …