Napa Valley Life Magazine - Spring 2020

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BE BUBBLY Napa Valley’s Answer to Everything Bubbles

 BY EVE BUSHMAN

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e Bubbly, an exciting new sparkling wine and champagne lounge, is popping a cork in the heart of downtown Napa this Spring. Centrally located on 2nd Street, Erin Riley, owner and “Chief Bubblehead” was inspired to create Be Bubbly after hearing locals lament that there was not a wide variety of easily accessible bubbles for purchase, forcing them to go online. Be Bubbly’s model fills that thirsty void by being a bubbles bar for everyone, the very first of its kind in Napa Valley. From small grower Champagnes to Prosecco on tap, Cava, Crémant – and everything sparkling in between, Be Bubbly offers every variety of bubbly a heart desires from local labels to global imports. Be Bubbly will be dedicated to Champagne and sparkling wine, but also carries a selection of craft beers and select still wines, making it easy to find something that tickles anyone’s fancy. Riley has added some unique musings to the menu, such as a “Bubbles Elixir List” that goes far beyond the average Mimosa cocktail and a small bites menu for pairings. Future plans include the enlistment of local chefs and caterers for monthly specials as well 34

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as other “pop-up” style parties with live music. For bubbles loyalists, Be Bubbly has a members-only club, where one becomes a “Bubblehead” and receives exclusive perks such as discounts on wine and merchandise, VIP status for events, and a free glass of bubbles every week.

Be Bubbly will be dedicated to Champagne and sparkling wine, but also carries a selection of craft beers and select still wines, making it easy to find something that tickles anyone’s fancy. “Opening Be Bubbly has been perfect timing with my daughter now heading to college,” Riley explained, “It was time for me to ‘take my leap.’ I feel like we’re both launching at the same time.”

Riley has surrounded herself with talented locals to make her dream a reality, including Nick Clark from Phoenix Construction as the creative behind the design and fabrication of the space, Alison Barstad, Lindsey McCabe, Christine George and Chris Cutler who worked in collaboration on the branding and style elements for both the brick and mortar operation and e-commerce business. The website hosts a bustling on-line “Bubble Shop” which caters to both local and global “Bubbleheads,” offering a full menu of sparkling wines, including unique or hard-to-find domestic and imported bubbles. Be Bubbly will offer unique operating hours for downtown Napa opening early in the day at 9:00 am to serve Mimosas and staying open late–8:00 pm on weekdays and 11 pm on weekends–making it perfectly acceptable to start or finish each day with a splash of whimsy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.bebubblynapa.com // 707-934-7399 // 1407 2nd Street, Napa, CA 94559


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