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Nightclub & BarUncorking Fabulous Drinks

NIGHTCLUB & BAR MAGAZINE / MAGYARICS Bubbles add spark to a cocktail menu. Whether employed for effervescence or to ramp up — or tone down — a cocktail’s sweetness, sparkling wine shines behind the bar. But it’s not just the fizzy stuff that has all the fun. Still and fortified wines also have a well-deserved… Read More

suite101SF Bubble Lounge in the Spotlight

SUITE101.COM /CLARKE For a night out in San Francisco that’s a little bit special, look no further than the Bubble Lounge. Enjoy a glass of Champagne in relaxed and luxurious surroundings. Read full article.

sf_examiner_0013-Minute Interview

SAN FRANCISCO — Eleven years ago, Kakar was a server with limited knowledge of the sparkling-wine world. Now, he’s the director of operations at Champagne and sparkling-wine specialty bar The Bubble Lounge in North Beach. How did you get involved with the sparkling-wine world? I’m probably the only Afghani in the wine business. I was… Read More

KAMNCBFlutesofFancyOctober2009_Page_1Flutes of Fancy

NIGHTCLUB & BAR / MAGYARICS The notion of sipping Champagne solely to mark a milestone or celebrate a special occasion is as yesterday as a flat glass of leftover Brut. Operators and guests these days recognize that a world of sparkling wine exists in addition to Champagne, and bar mavens are building exciting drink menus… Read More

BLSF_CheersMagCover_Oct08-1Bubbly Beyond the Flute

CHEERS / ZIMMERMAN Champagne represents just a small part of the sparkling wine market — an estimated 1.8 million of the total 13.6 million cases of bubbly sold in the U.S. even if it is the best known and most prestigious piece of it. But American consumers are catching up and finally discovering that there… Read More

SteveHeimoffheader_000California bubbly and Champagne: not the same

STEVE HEIMOFF BLOG / HEIMOFF Acclaimed author and writer for the Wine Enthusiast magazine reports on his tasting of 18 “grower-producer” Champagnes, hosted by Wine Director of the San Francisco Bubble Lounge, Sabawun Kakar. Heimoff compares and pays homage to Champagne vs. California Sparkling wines. Download PDF

BLSF_SFChron_Dec08-1Champagne cocktails make your holiday parties pop

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE / FLETCHER The economy’s tanking, the stock market’s teetering and your portfolio – well, don’t look. Fortunately for the national mood, at least the bartenders are in denial. Judging by the rage for Champagne cocktails at Bay Area bars and a trio of new books on the topic, bubbly beverages are the… Read More

BL_StyleMagazine_March2009_cover_000АЭРОФЛОТ STYLE

АЭРОФЛОТ Style Magazine International night-life hot spots from around the world.  Download and view PDF.

BLSF_MarketWatch_Nov07Tiny Bubbles, BIG Profits

MARKET WATCH / BARRY No longer reserved just for celebratory occasions, Champagne has been embraced by core wine drinkers and aspiring young professionals.  The two-unit Bubble Lounge features perhaps the most extensive list of Champagnes and sparkling wines in the country. The New York Lounge location offers over 300 labels and the San Francisco lounge… Read More

BLSF_PageSix_Dec1408The Magic Flute: Sparkling Wines by the Glass

NY POST / SYME You don’t have to buy a whole bottle of bubbly to indulge in the holiday spirit this year. Just select a sommelier favorite at these hot spots that serve sparkling wine by the glass. For more than a decade, the Bubble Lounge has been the Manhattan hub of all things champagne—but… Read More