J Cuvee’s Bubbles for my Happy Holiday

BUBBLES! The very word brings a happy smile. Happy bubbles are the quintessential pairing with any celebration.

Bubbles have another lesser-known quality–versatility.  Champagne and Sparkling Wines are mixed with orange juice for brunch quaffing.  They can be enjoyed with desserts.  Try Champagne with potato chips–yes really! Or risotto. In fact, pair bubbles with almost any food!

Naturally, I opened up a bottle of happy bubbles for my Thanksgiving meal.

J Cuvee 20 Brut is a long-time favorite of mine.  From California’s Sonoma County, J Vineyards specializes in happy bubbles.  They even have a Pairing Event in their J Bubble Room. Yes, they have a BUBBLE ROOM!!! EEEEEKKK!!!, this is obviously  my kind of place!

J Vineyards and Winery was founded in 1986 as a sparkling house by Judy Jordan, fresh out of college, with a dream of creating quality sparkling wines in California’s Russian River Valley. Her wines are created using the traditional champagne method and include estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes.

I opened my bottle of J for sipping on while meal preparations were starting.


Beautiful and bright in the glass, I found aromas of almond, Meyer lemon and yeast.

The palate is full of lively bubbly mousse featuring bright citrus flavors, both lemon and lime, along with ripe pear and rich almond. Even hints of ripe black cherry mix in.

Those exuberant bubbles keep on going as long as there is wine in the glass, continuing that celebratory vibe!

I had prepared all the usual Thanksgiving dishes from Turkey to sweet potatoes to green bean casserole. Every bite was complemented by the J Cuvee’s versatile,  happy bubbles!

The last glass of J Cuvee, after the food was put away and dishes had been washed, still brought a happy smile as I reflected on a day full of thankfulness.


With practically any food;

At the end of a long day of celebrating;

If you want to be happy!;

If you enjoy a Sparkling Wine in a dry style.


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