alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 
 V.14 No.51 | December 22 - 28, 2005 

Cool Stuff

Belle of the Ball

Glamour-puss libations to ring in the new yearunder budget

New Year's Eve should be spent in the company of friends and lovers, not in the throes of panic and champagne sticker shock. Resolve to treat yourselfand your walletright in 2006 by stocking up on haute-holiday cheer at Jubilation Fine Wines and Spirits. Located at 3512 Lomas NE (on the southwest corner of Lomas and Carlisle), Jubilation specializes in wines, liquors, microbrews and champagne in a variety of price ranges.

The folks at Jubilation say that you can get six servings out of a bottle of bubbly, so buy accordingly. By the way, their staff is a dream come true when it comes to knowledgeable, approachable help. Ask them about case and half-case discounts, and upcoming wine and beer tastings. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Call 255-4404 or e-mail info@jubilationwines.com to see what else is in store.

1 What do you get the girl who has everything? Try champagne in a can. Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs looks like it's been wrapped in pink satin sheets, with a matching mini straw to make each sip as demure as you dare. This flirty sparkling wine is so tongue-in-cheek that finding someone to smooch at midnight might be too easy. $4.99 per 187 ml can.

2 Make it an affair to remember with Gruet Rosé Méthode Champagne. Perfectly balanced, delicate and very drinkable, the Gruet family's 17th-century vineyards in southern New Mexico produce this exceptional vintage at an affordable price. Top it off with a rhinestone tiara to unleash your inner princess. $13.99 per bottle.

3 When I get my own shag-carpeted luxury jet, the in-flight meal will consist of bento boxed lunches and chilled, individually-sized bottles of Cocktails by Jenn served by stewardesses in micro-mod outfits. Even without the jet, I can still get sky-high: Each Appletini Premium Vodka Cocktail bottle packs a mighty punch with 17 percent alcohol by volume. $14.99 for four-100 ml bottles.

4 Naturally carbonated Zipang Sparkling Sake is a refreshing alternative to traditional New Year's Eve bubbly. Unlike most wines and champagnes, Zipang contains absolutely no sulfites or preservatives, and is made only with rice, water and yeast. Serve these ingenious individual pop-top bottles ice-cold with your favorite Japanese-inspired service ware. $6.99 per 250 ml bottle.

Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    Yellowman * I Conscious
    Yellowman * I Conscious9.30.2014