Our Bubbly Talk Radio Gift Wish List!

Here at Bubbly Talk Radio Network -- we are lucky to have an amazing, supportive, network of Champagne Sisters & Champagne Misters who are entrepreneurs, business peeps & just generally awesome!  Here are our selections for excellent gifts for your friends & family...we'll keep adding them as they come in, so keep checking in!

A Cocktail Ring from Wearing Memories!
The very popular cocktail ring is a stunning piece in the Wearing Memories collection and makes a wonderful champagne statement! Designed as a locket, the plaque de muselet is easily inter-changeable, whilst the open back enables to you to see the event recorded on the reverse side.

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A Signature Damask/Pretty in Paris Apron from her kitchen couture store & retro rad apron collection!
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Meet @BriSeeley
The book that started it all "The Inspirational Woman Project" - a coffee table book with 100 interviews with amazing, phenomenal women celebrating and exploring what it means to be a woman. 15% of the proceeds from this book will benefit Women Empowered
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Meet @dcoopSD
Every smartphone needs its own little throne like the Havane Stand in crystal by Daum.
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Meet @cniep
Claude Dozorme has recreated a precious sabre with a silver plated guard, a 30cm non cutting blade (as required to slash the bottles), blue hilt and blue tassel. To open your next champagne bottle in style, re-create the gesture of the triumphant cavaliers of the Empire! 
*CLINK!*HERE
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Meet @ArtByHab
Hab is a retired Marine & businessman who now dedicates his life to creating art! His pieces are vibrant, creative & lively...we are excited that he has made a limited edition of high quality reproductions available for purchase! "Cloudburst" would make the perfect gift *cough cough @ChampagneChat!*
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Meet @100Beers30Days
& her choice: the Palmina Wines "Sparkler Pack" -- a trifecta of small case production, artisanal sparkling wines perfect for the person on your list that "has everything"!
*CLINK!*HERE

Inspire And Influence with @GG_Silverman!

Our newest host Bri Seeley debuted her very first show with her very first guest GG Silverman, author of Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress! *APPLAUSE*

GG's reflections of the interview -->   "YAY! A recording of the interview I just did with the lovely Bri Seeley, on the first episode of her new show, Inspire and Influence. We talked about how long it took to write VEGAN TEENAGE ZOMBIE HUNTRESS, the girl-power message of the book, the mantra that keeps me going, and how much I love you guys, my friends and supporters. Awwwww....

P.S. You might be able to hear my dog chewing in the background. Heh" 


*CLINK!* GG's book-->  Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress    

Find us on twitter: @GG_Silverman  @BubblyTalkRadio @BriSeeley
Find us on facebook:  GG Silverman 
Inspire And Influence with Bri Seeley airs every second Monday and will feature interviews with inspirational and influential women (and some men too!) to highlight the positive change they bring to our world.  Want to nominate YOUR inspirational person  for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!

*CLINK, Chat & Catch Up!* with McCall Humes @MommaMcCall!

On today’s show, we are thrilled to have chance to talk with McCall Humes!! Let's tell you a bit about her:

McCall Humes of the blog McCall of the Wild.com, where her tagline begins:

When was the last time you did something for the first time? This blog is all about doing just that. This blog is about the new things I am trying as part of a conscious decision to live an adventurous life. McCall is a blogger, a devoted mom & wife and is a SUPERSTAR on Pinterest, where she has amassed over 230,000 followers… 


 *CLINK!* HERE to listen!
-> We talk about finding the adventures in life, about giving you time to be "YOU" and well as all the other roles of wife, mother, blogger...

McCall shares some of her adventures, (*CLINK!* out her list!) her favorite "first" as well as her most disappointing one!

She shares with us what advice she would give herself at 21, as well as how social media & especially Pinterest have played a role in her creative & entrepreneurial endeavors!

We talk about a really incredible charity close to her heart that we want to support: Sport Social <-- follow them! About them: we are a facility that teaches social skills to children with autism through instruction in action sports, team sports, and the arts using ABA methods. voteautism.com


 *CLINK!* HERE to listen!

We got so into chatting, that we ran out of time, (which tells you this interview is a MUST-LISTEN!) Be sure to follow McCall's adventures and be inspired!
*CLINK!* her home-->  McCall of the Wild   
Find us on twitter: @mommamccall  @BubblyTalkRadio @ChampagneChat

Find us on facebook:  McCall of the Wild 

*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* airs Wednesdays and features an interview with an inspirational person who is following their passion and dreams, and the story behind how they did it! *cork popping* Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!

*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* with @BubblyFest!

BUBBLYFEST by the Sea --an upscale, educational event, with a touch of humor thrown in! You'll party like Gatsby, from seaside Cocktail parties, to a festival on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, to sabrage and ending with a fabulous brunch filled with live music, sweeping views, and all the bubbly you can drink! 
Today our guest is Holly Holliday: Creator of Bubbly Fest! 
 
She also brings to chat with us several wine makers participating in the bubbly fun...
Victor Gallegos: Sea Smoke Estates
Neil Roberts: Clavo Cellars
Norm Yost: Flying Goat Wines
 Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!



The Flute Enthusiast! Episode #8: @TheTruffleLady's Vin Du #Champagne Adventure

In this episode of The Flute Enthusiast, the ladies taste, talk and take us through Amanda's adventure of being selected as a finalist for the Vin Du Champagne Awards!










 Here’s how it goes: our Champagne Sister & Bubbly Enthusiast Kiron, known on twitter as @ChampagneMemori along with her Champagne loving partner in bubbles Amanda AKA @TheTruffleLady, *POP the cork* on 3 bottles of Grower Champagne & share descriptions, insight, flavor profiles, look of the bubbles, sparkle, scent, food pairings & more with us!

Today, they take us through Amanda's adventure of being selected as a finalist for the Vin Du Champagne Awards!

*CLINK!* HERE to listen!

Kiron, our Flute Enthusiast is a Champagne Lover: All her senses are awakened by the feel, smell, taste and sound of happiness found in the bottle of Bubbly. She is the designer of Champagne Jewellery Wearing Memories...the sound of happiness.



Amanda & her family own The Truffle Man OZ, a business specializing in grower/small champagne brands, gourmet accoutrements & pairing suggestions for each kind of champagne, so Amanda is a perfect addition to our Champagne Sisterhood. She loves sharing her passion with the readers of her blog Tasting The Stars and hopes to bring a love and understanding of this great drink to everyone!!


October Cover of @GlassOfBubbly Mag is Our #ChampagneMister @NicoSantucci!

A handsome man with a fluteful of champagne?! Can this sight be better?!

Learn more about Nico by *CLINK!*ing the red links:
Black Door Global Website: www.BlackDoorGlobal.com
Capo's Restaurant Website:   www.CaposRestaurant.com
Black Door Global Bog: www.BlackDoorGlobal.blogspot.com
Capo's Restaurant Blog:  www.CaposRestaurant.blogspot.com
Facebook: Nico Santucci  Capo's Restaurant
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Order your copy of Glass of Bubbly: *CLINK!* HERE

The #ChampagneSisters with @ErikAndMad

 Meet Erik Ireland Olson & Madeleine Meyer!
 
We had a great time, hearing the story of Erik & Mad finding & following their passion for music! Special thanks to Kathy Ireland for pointing them to us :)

Here' is their story of how it happened:
In 2012 we began singing together and discovered that we had a similar passion for music. We decided to pursue our goals together and started out by playing music on the street in downtown Santa Barbara. As we received positive feedback from those listening, we gradually became more serious about creating and performing music together as a career. The process of finding our sound has been long, but we feel like we have finally found it. Our sound is best described as a mix of pop and soul. We have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people who have encouraged us and continue to push us towards reaching our goals. One of those goals was recording and releasing original music. On September 23rd we released our debut EP titled “E&M”. On the first day our EP charted at #73 in pop albums on iTunes. The EP has received positive feedback and our press release was shared by over 500 media outlets. We are excited to continue working hard and release our full length album next year. Thank you for supporting us. 
We had a truly lovely chat across the world, between California & Australia! Pour a fluteful & enjoy!


 Find Erik and Madeleine in their online home: Erik And Madeleine

Please view charity they are passionate about: Providence Educational Foundation

Find us on twitter: @ErikAndMad
@BubblyTalkRadio @ChampagneChat

@ChampagneMemori @BriSeeley

Find us on facebook: Erik and Madeleine
#ChampagneChat BubblyTalkRadio
 

Wearing Memories Bri Seeley

Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!

The #ChampagneSisters *Clink & Chat* with @TravelCorkscrew!

Our @TravelingFlute spearheaded this interview with Casey of the fabulous blog Travelling Corkscrew --she is a bubbly and wine aficionado and a travelista!  *CLINK!* 
 
Share with us how you found & followed your passion to get where you are right now...
I was introduced to the world of wine at the tender age of 15 years old. My parents visited one of the local wineries (Cottle Hill Winery in Kerikeri, New Zealand) quite often and on one trip they offered me an after school job of helping out around the winery and in the vineyard.

Once I finished school, I then moved to Auckland to study at The Auckland University of Technology and I began working at one of the local wine shops, Glengarry, part-time while studying. After a bit of travelling with my partner, Mr. Spittoon as I call him (he'll drink anything!) we ended up spending 4 years in Dubai where I worked in the fine wine and luxury spirits industry and studied up to my Advanced Certificate through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

It was during my time in Dubai that travellingcorkscrew.com was born. I was selling wine to the richest people in Dubai and I guess I wanted to reach all those other people out there too. I wanted my blog to show people that anyone can drink wine no matter the budget.

After 4 years of living in Dubai my itchy feet got the better of Mr. Spittoon and me and I bought some backpacks and decided to head off. We spent 9 months travelling around Europe. We wandered through the Champagne caves in France, spent 6 weeks in the Penedés learning about Cava, the Spanish sparkling wine and drank and ate our way through Italy. It was an amazing year and I blogged about each and every wine region and wine we drank, all on a backpacker’s budget of course.

On our way home to New Zealand we stopped off in Perth, Western Australia (WA) to visit some family and 2.5 years later we are still here! I fell head over heels in love with WA. The Swan Valley wine region is a mere 25 minutes drive from the Perth CBD then you have the Geographe, Margaret River and Great Southern Regions further South plus many more pockets of wineries around the state. It's truly a wine lovers paradise!
Since moving to Perth the Travelling Corkscrew has really thrived and built up a fabulous following of wine-loving people. Despite not working in the wine industry anymore the blog is the perfect way to blurt out and share my passion for the wine world with everyone in my own unique and bubbly way.

Do you have a mantra or motto?

My main aim of Travelling Corkscrew is to encourage people to try new wines, visit new wineries and hopefully in the process learn a wee bit more about wine. Just because Robert Parker says a wine is 100 points doesn't necessarily mean it'll be right for you. Everyone likes different things (thank goodness otherwise we'll all be after the same man!) and we should embrace that. Drink what you enjoy.
What is your fave Champagne? Wine? Beer?
This is a very hard question, as I find different occasions and situations call for different wines. I have so many favourites, all for different reasons. I love when I can get my hands on some Krug or Billecart-Salmon Champagne though. Champagne really is my weakness!
When I drink beer I really switch off and relax, which I love. Nothing will beat the 1-litre steins of beer at the Oktoberfest festival in Munich.

I see you love burgers ;) what's your favorite burger toppings and what drink do you like to pair with it?
Where I'm currently living is close to one of the famous roadside burger bars (Alfred’s Kitchen) here in Perth so I do tend to visit it more often than I really should! I'm very keen on the down under burger toppings of beetroot and egg with lashings of sauce. I love my condiments! Burger nights normally call for a nice Aussie red. Currently I'm head over heels for Margaret River Shiraz or a lovely Cabernet from Olive Farm Wines in the Swan Valley.


Do you favor Moët Rose or Moët Imperial with your desserts?
When I was travelling through Cava country in Spain I went on a sensory tour at Cava Berdié where I had rosé Cava with freshly halved strawberries sprinkled with sea salt and black pepper. It was a totally mind blowing experience, absolutely delightful and since then I have had a new appreciate for rosé and dessert, so I'll definitely have to go for the Moët Rosé. 
What notes do you look for in Sauvignon Blanc? Do you like the crispier side of this beauty or the clean citrus side?
I'd be more on the clean citrus side. At the moment I love the Fumé Blanc style Sauv Blancs that may see some oak treatment or spend extra time on the lees. This style of Sauv is more complex, textural and is capable of maturing in the bottle. Some of my favourites are the Giesen The August 1888 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Evans & Tate Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc and Singlefile Pemberton Fumé Blanc.

What's your favorite champagne to pair with shellfish? I ask because lately our friends like to drown out the seafood tower with spending sweet as opposed to us who likes a Veuve Clicquot or Blanc de Blanc...
I try and go for a lighter style Champagne so it doesn't over power the delicate flavours of the shellfish. I'm a big fan of the elegant Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Reserve with shellfish, it's such a pretty, flirty and elegant bubbly. And the Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV is a delicious match too! Shellfish + bubbly literally has me weak at the knees.

One of the last times I visited New Zealand I spent some time with family on Great Barrier Island (just out of Auckland), as Mr. Spittoon was diving for scallops and bringing them up onto the boat, my uncle and myself were eating them right out of the sea, truly delightful!

We see you like to travel occasionally :). Do your taste buds dictate your next destination or wine craving?
Absolutely. Mr. Spittoon and I love to drink, eat and travel so we always try to combine all three. Our travel list gets longer and longer by the day, however I'm finding it hard to stray from WA at the moment as we have so much good wine and food right at our finger tips. I think the next trip will be to the Great Southern Region of WA and to Pemberton as there are some fantastic wines coming out of these regions.
Is there a charity you support?
I am a big supporter of the RSPCA. This year we actually adopted a brother and sister pair of kittens from our local RSPCA, it feels so good to give animals a nice, safe home. Plus they absolutely love to play with wine corks! The girl is named Fizzy, naturally after our favourite bubbly drink and the boy somehow got the name Crackle.

Who would you like us to *pop the cork* to?

What would you tell yourself looking back to 21 years old?
Don't fret about the small stuff, pour yourself a glass of bubbly, relax and always look on the bright side.

I'm looking forward to keep doing what I'm doing. I love my day job as an Online Marketing Account Manager and I love coming home to my blog. Mr. Spittoon and I are currently building a house in the Swan Valley so there'll be plenty more blog posts to come and plenty more glasses of bubbly along the way!

THANK-YOU!! xx

Find us on twitter: @TravelCorkscrew 
@TravelingFlute 

Find us on facebook:  Travelling Corkscrew


Inspirational Woman Project with @BriSeeley

 
We met Bri Seeley via the power of #socialmedia & we are so impressed & motivated by her idea: The #InspirationalWomanProject. It all started with this article she wrote published by the The Huffington Post: What Does It Mean to Be a Woman?  which led to a 2nd article that went viral: What It Really Feels Like To Be A Childfree Woman:  Invigorated by the response she's gotten, she has embarked upon a journey The Inspirational Woman Project to interview 100 women on their perspectives & publish it: including some of our very own beloved #ChampagneSisters: Retro Rad Chef & Educator Emily Ellyn, Champagne Jewelry Designer & Charity Supporter Kiron Barui, Entrepreneur & Connector Mella Noir, Wine/Beer/Spirits Goddess Laurie Delk & Holocaust Survivor Lucy Deutsch. WE CAN HELP! Let's inspire Bri with our support! Donate & SHARE her project with the inspirational women in YOUR life:  LET'S DO THIS!!! *ROAR*
So inspiring is Bri's story, that our beloved Jill Hickey @NotSoSoccerMom rose to the challenge & we did a double feature podcast & called the entire day #InspirationalWomenWednesday!

 Jill & Bri on The Not SoSoccer Mom Show: 
*CLINK!* HERE* TO LISTEN!
Our *CLINK!, Chat & Catch Up* with Bri:
*CLINK HERE* TO LISTEN!

Bri & her project have gotten a ton of press, including this latest article excerpted below. NOTE: quote given to the reporter has been added in full. Links have also been added.

Last spring, Northfield native Bri Seeley was thrust into the national spotlight with her fashion designs showcased both at Phoenix Fashion Week and Los Angeles Style Fashion Week. In addition, her limited edition collection went live via the online retailer Zappos.

Now she is garnering more national attention, one interview at a time.
The Inspirational Woman Project, started by Seeley earlier in the summer, began as a website with portions of interviews she conducted with 100 different women from all different walks of life. Now, with her recently launched Kickstarter campaign, she is hoping to turn the project into a book.

Seeley first started gathering interviewees within her own personal network, but soon began reaching out via Twitter to make a connection. “I've actually made some phenomenal friendships and business connections along the way,” she said. “Each have such unique stories of how they have achieved their personal level of success and navigated through their pasts and cultural stereotypes to become the inspirational women they are.”
She asked each woman a series of 15 questions, splitting the answers between what would be saved for publication in the book and what would go onto the website (inspirationalwomanproject.squarespace.com). The site itself, Seeley said, “is more to get content out there and have people interacting with the book in order to encourage them to pre-order it.”
 Jill & Bri on The Not SoSoccer Mom Show: 
*CLINK!* HERE* TO LISTEN!
Our *CLINK!, Chat & Catch Up* with Bri:
*CLINK HERE* TO LISTEN!
It was through the power of social media that Seeley connected with Mella Noir, a writer, editor and Internet radio producer and host. Mella discovered Seeley’s recent popular contributions to the Huffington Post, and the two soon began a correspondence.

"I thought...I felt...nay, I KNEW it would be a good experience to be interviewed for Bri Seeley's idea The "Inspirational Woman Project".  

I met Bri via the power of social media, where her articles have gone viral, been translated into many languages and gotten a ton of press attention.  I liked her way of communicating, admired her style of writing, her honest and vulnerable approach to reveal her own inner thoughts and also her boldness in her chosen subjects. I promoted her stories to my collective audiences in various networks, they repeated them through theirs and on and on it went...and continues, with no sign of slowing down. 


Bri asked me to participate and what I thought would be a very easy Q & A turned out to be extremely thought provoking,” Mella recalled. “(Seeley) has taken what seems a simple question and stretched it out into an in-depth examination so varied, colorful, unique and multidimensional. When you read the interviews, it is truly a kaleidoscope of thoughts, ideas and communication − all of it profoundly different from woman to woman, yet with an undercurrent of similarity.

I am proud to have been able to participate in Bri's "Inspirational Woman Project", because she has inspired me! The definition of inspire is this: to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. I truly believe Bri is doing exactly that for all of us, and as her project, website and book race toward the inevitable tipping point, she will inspire so many, many more.  I am so very excited -- not only to watch it occur, but to actively participate in the push!" 


 Jill & Bri on The Not SoSoccer Mom Show: 
*CLINK!* HERE* TO LISTEN!
Our *CLINK!, Chat & Catch Up* with Bri:
*CLINK HERE* TO LISTEN!
Despite her time and energy being focused on this project right now, Seeley views this as an extension of her fashion brand, something that she hasn't abandoned completely. On Oct. 3, she will find herself back on the runway in Phoenix with her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, along with a limited edition "capsule collection" for the Spring/Summer of 2015, which will be made available exclusively in a Los Angeles boutique.

The Kickstarter campaign for the Inspirational Women Project book ends on Oct. 7, and depending on the level of money pledged, incentives include an 8 x 10 art print, a t-shirt with Bri's likeness screen printed onto it, signed copies of the book, or the chance to be interviewed for the book itself. 

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*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* airs every Wednesday and features an interview with an inspirational person who is following their passion and dreams, and the story behind how they did it! *cork popping* Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!
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Find us on twitter: @BriSeeley @InspWomenProjct



*Clink, Chat & Catch Up!* airs every Wednesday and features an interview with an inspirational person who is following their passion and dreams, and the story behind how they did it! *cork popping* Our goal here at the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!