Karen Krizanovich

Red carpets and undiscovered gems

Red carpets and undiscovered gems

by Karen Krizanovich

"Where else can I savour the choices of often esoteric programmers whose idea of a great film is a far cry from mine?"

Effervesce Sense | Drink the farm dry

Effervesce Sense | Drink the farm dry

by Karen Krizanovich

"For sure, no wine like this was ever served in the history of Illinois"

Stately home is where the heart is | Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire

Stately home is where the heart is | Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire

by Karen Krizanovich

"It’s not a knackering drive (you can take a helicopter), has many seductive historical details like fancy romantic-novel chandeliers, wooden balustrade gargoyles with boobs, aphrodisiac Valrhona Tulakalum dark chocolate fondant, what more could impress someone you like?"

Effervesce sense | Karen Krizanovich on all things Bond and Bollinger

Effervesce sense | Karen Krizanovich on all things Bond and Bollinger

by Karen Krizanovich

"This summer, I popped into The Bloomsbury Hotel’s Coral Room to witness people so happy to be out of lockdown that the scene was literally Bacchanalia"

Great white ways | Karen Krizanovich reviews <em>The Shark is Broken</em>

Great white ways | Karen Krizanovich reviews The Shark is Broken

by Karen Krizanovich

"In the programme, there are many lovely photos but one especially captures that time - him peeking under the covering of one shark, his father at the its head"

Effervesce sense | Karen Krizanovich on Exton Park Rosé and champagne for a good cause

Effervesce sense | Karen Krizanovich on Exton Park Rosé and champagne for a good cause

by Karen Krizanovich

"My hand went to the wrong neck. The foil off, it was like breaking into an ISA for shits and giggles"

Effervesce sense | Karen Krizanovich on the big ol’ Bollinger R.D. 2007

Effervesce sense | Karen Krizanovich on the big ol’ Bollinger R.D. 2007

by Karen Krizanovich

Karen Krizanovich on the big ol' Bollinger R.D. 2007. "Don’t say legend. The word is a cliche now, used for any old acquaintance or, points for maximum irritation, horse"

Effervesce sense | Valentine’s Day edition

Effervesce sense | Valentine’s Day edition

by Karen Krizanovich

"It’s silly, I know, but love is silly"

Effervesce sense | Mad about Methóde Cap Classique

Effervesce sense | Mad about Methóde Cap Classique

by Karen Krizanovich

"When you see a bottle marked Cap Classique, buy it… Drink it alone - you know I often do - or with people. Drink it crying, laughing or feeling totally numb"

Effervesce Sense | Noble Rot, <em>Wine from Another Galaxy</em> and other stories

Effervesce Sense | Noble Rot, Wine from Another Galaxy and other stories

by Karen Krizanovich

“…even if you think you know that Barolo smells of roses and tar, or Chablis tastes like it has trickled through ancient oyster beds, great bottles always have an originality that begs the question: how can this be made just from grapes?”