JESSICA Stockwell | Publisher
Vanessa Clikco | Editor-in-Chief
SPARKLiNG WiNE best shared w/FRiENDS
Build Awareness, Wine Tasting Savvy & Bubble Knowledge through Curated Tastings, Events and Art.
Sparkling Wine Curator Celebrates and Recognizes Wineries, Producers and Wine Makers who share a Dedication to Sparkling Wines by curating news, events and art with the aim to promote and popularize Sparkling Wines of the World.
SPARKLING WINE CURATOR - the TASTING ROOM
I host Surprise Sparkling Wine tastings, similar in concept to wine tastings, with my Surprise Selection of 3 Categories - Elegant, Festive and Traditional. The idea developed with informal tastings and my friends loved it. The tag line became: Jessica's curated selection - SPARKLiNG WiNE best shared w/FRiENDS.
GOAL: To educate and curate news, events and art with the aim to promote and popularize Sparkling Wines of the World. I accomplish this through Pop-Up Educational & Surprise Tasting sessions, interviews, profiles and meeting people.
Hosting private, branded TASTING ROOM Events by Sparkling Wine Curator and Partners. Producing educational and active participant sessions with optional article interview and profile of producers. See My NOTES | Host Profile
The Story 2o21
I live in Tarragona, Spain, a port city on the Costa Daurada, in northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region. I moved from Barcelona in November 2o2o. Tarragona— designated a UNESCO World Heritage City in 2000—with its ancient ruins and early beginnings (dating back to 500 BCE) is secured on a hill and wrapped in the Gold Coast/Costa Dorado of the big blue Mediterranean Sea, and encircled by hills and ancient, historic vineyards.
I say, I live the in "Silicon Valley of Grapes" and the " Napa Valley of SPARKLING WINE. 90% of Spain's sparkling wine is cultivated and produced in Penedès.
Feb 2o2o- I started CAVA Socials (my first personal social entrepreneurial project) with a simple idea—actually, if truth be told— I was looking for an excuse to get out of my small apartment to meet friends and neighbors to talk and taste the many hundreds of CAVAs and Sparkling Wines that are produced in El Penedès, just outside Barcelona. However, currrently due to the pandemic, the CAVA Socials initiative website has evolved into a Gallery of my art and illustrations. Take a peek.
In early 2o21 I took up a black eyeliner pencil and started doing illustrations—and not very well, it was pitiful. However, I continue to play and you can see how my sparkling wine glasses w/personalities—Sparklistas— started and continue to evolve at CAVASocials.org
CRYSTAL FLUTE AWARDS | Sparkling Wine Brands Awards
Sparkling Wine - CRYSTAL FLUTE AWARDS
The 2nd annual CRYSTAL FLUTE AWARDS to Celebrate and Recognize Wine Makers who share a Dedication to Sparkling Wines of the World celebrates Bubbly certified w/Glitz & Glam Personality this year - brands and producers for 2o21/2o22 to discover and get to know and share w/FRiENDS.