Win Tickets ($80): A Bubbly Spectacular @ Bar Vivant | Raffle, Best Dressed Prizes, Oyster Raw Bar, Learn to Saber!, 60+ Sparking Wines to Sample

We are giving away two pairs of Premier Cru tickets to A Bubbly Spectacular @ Bar Vivant on December 15. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 13.

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From our sponsors:
A Bubbly Spectacular @ Pix PatisserieA Bubbly Spectacular
December 15, 2013
4-7 p.m. | $20-$35 | 21+
More info:

Bar Vivant
2225 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
(971) 271-7166

Celebrate the art of making (and drinking) bubbles! Bar Vivant is hosting an afternoon exclusively dedicated to sparkling wine. White or rosé, sweet or dry, inexpensive or over the top – we will have it all!

60 corks will be popped from Champagnes, Proseccos, Crémants, Sekts, Cap Classiques and, of course, our local favorites. This open tasting will educate and tantalize your taste buds. By the time New Year’s Eve rolls around you’ll know what you want to pop open and it sure won’t be a bottle of Korbel.

But WAIT! There’s more …

  • Dress to impress! $50 gift certificate to the best dressed. This is a bubbly tasting, non?
  • Win an official Champagne saber! One free raffle ticket per entry.
  • Oyster Raw Bar by bivalve experts from EaT Oyster Bar and the Parish.
  • Free Popcorn Stand … because what else is a slam dunk with bubbles (ok, second to oysters!)
  • Learn to Saber! Ever open a bottle of sparkling wine by slicing the top off with a knife? How about with a wine glass? A sure fire way to impress your friends – just don’t hit them in the face with the cork! Safety first as we show you the secrets of sabering

Premier Cru Pass $20 Includes tastes of 40 wines

Grand Cru Pass for $35 Includes access to all 60 wines including rarities and the Spécial Club table.

Tickets available at Bar Vivant starting November 15 with a limited number at the door

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69 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): A Bubbly Spectacular @ Bar Vivant | Raffle, Best Dressed Prizes, Oyster Raw Bar, Learn to Saber!, 60+ Sparking Wines to Sample

  1. Julia December 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    This sounds super fun. i would love to go with my husband.

  2. Heidi December 9, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    I love wine and tasting wine, especially bubbly. It sounds like so much fun on top of getting to dress up!

  3. Aubrey December 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Oh fun! Would love to attend!

  4. Bruce Bollard December 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Sounds like a sparkling good time! Cheers!

  5. Kimberly December 10, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Holy wow!! I have never heard of this event before but sounds amazing! I’ve always wanted to try the saber trick!!

  6. Nic December 10, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    There once once a man growing stubbles
    As his life is a series of troubles…
    Will he perk up with bubbly?
    Or free tickets doubly?
    Here’s hoping he can try out the bubbles!

  7. Anna December 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Sparkles and bubbles and dresses and sweets, oh Pipeline Santa, please send me to this most glorious event!

  8. Kelsey Hyde December 10, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Champagne wishes and caviar dreams..

  9. Jamie December 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    I love champagne and would relish an opportunity to learn more about it…and drink it! Did I mention how much I love dressing up?

  10. Leonard December 10, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    Wanna learn how to saber!

  11. Karen Gillis December 11, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    I want to win my very own saber!

  12. Tracy December 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    A bubbly pre-party before New Year’s!? What a great way to pick out the perfect sparkler for the big night!

  13. Gino December 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Oooh this sounds like fun!

  14. Naomi December 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    What fun! I always love learning more about libations.

  15. indika December 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Love Champagne! It has been a favorite since I first tried it. Raw oysters, popcorn, and dress-up. I have a closet full of clothes screaming “TAKE ME OUT!”

  16. Kimberly December 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Sounds like an educating and fun evening.

  17. Kirsten December 12, 2013 at 1:10 am #

    Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!

    I LOVE bubbles!! And I love to get dressed up.

    Please pick me for one pair of the tickets.

  18. Jacqui December 12, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    I just love bubbles! I would appreciate tickets to this event.

  19. Renata December 12, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    This tasting would help me decide which champagnes and wines to serve at our New Years party this year.

  20. Roya December 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    would love to take my boyfriend to this! could never say no to champagne

  21. Yume December 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    This sounds like a great event!

  22. Brandy December 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    I would love to win!! There is never a bad time when Wine is involved.

  23. Karen December 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I’m bubbly for bubbly!

  24. Jen December 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Ooohhhhh, bubblies make my mouth happy :)

  25. Lauren December 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    A night of champagne could help a friend and me handle the beginning of the holidays!

  26. Jimbo December 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    I’m getting rather depressed this holiday season and this event would really help effervescentize my attitude.

  27. Bradford DeLuca December 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    My fiance and I would love to go to this! It might give us good ideas on what sparkling wine to use at our wedding :)

  28. Gaby December 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    Sounds awesome! I’ve had a long week and could use a break.

  29. seth francis December 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    This is the absolutely perfect gift for me best friend, she is the biggest bubbly fan around, and has been having the worst time recently, bad luck with men, financial troubles, she is so down and this would really pick her up. If you could find it in your heart to pick me, you will be giving the best christmas gift ever to a lady that needs to feel the love and spirit and joy of the season as much as any.
    Thanks :)

  30. Jessie December 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Bubbles!!!! My bubbles! Please? :)

  31. erin December 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    this event sounds delicious and informative. as a food/wine professional, i seek to engage with the community and to share this amazing world of bubbles with my partner for the holidays! look forward to possibly winning tickets!!

  32. Saron December 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Yes Please!!!

  33. Kristen December 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Bubbles and oysters are the best things in life!

  34. Jamie December 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    I would love to attend because this event is fabulous and naturally I’m fabulous.

  35. maureen December 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I love bubbles, and I really would love to go to this event!!

  36. Kathryn December 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I love me some bubbly! Also, I already tried to win a different bubbles tasting party and wasn’t lucky – maybe this time?

  37. Philip December 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I really like oysters

  38. Kimi December 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Pix has the best events, and I consider myself Parisian!

  39. Megan December 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    this is the perfect event to go to before the 7:30pm Nutrcracker performance!

  40. Lisa December 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    bubble are my favorite!

  41. Elizabeth December 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Like a fish I will swim in the sea of rising air bubbles, proclaiming thanks to PDX Pipeline for offering such an opportunity. I will be swept up in the undertow of fashion’s heel and saber’s sword at Bar Vivant this Sunday if you say it is so.

  42. Bjoern December 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Fun! Would love to go.

  43. steadybubble December 12, 2013 at 4:43 pm #


  44. Aaron December 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Je voudrais manger, si vous plais.

  45. Sara Goldman December 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Mmmm, Champagne!! I love it, but rarely get it. I wanna drink it. Pick me!!

  46. Lance Mayhew December 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    This would be a lot of fun

  47. Bobbie December 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me!

  48. Jennifer December 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    For three weeks I’ve been telling all of my friends they need to go to this party and have the best time on my behalf because, unfortunately, I couldn’t attend. I would be out of town. Today, when I checked my itinerary, I realized my return flight lands in PDX at 3:50 pm on Sunday. I will fly in my cocktail dress and heels, hair and makeup done, so that I can attend this party. And it will mark the end of the hardest week of my life – the couples counselor told us she’s concerned we “won’t make it” as a couple until our next counseling session; I had two finals (audiology and neurology) this week; my first grad school application was also do this week; I work full time; AND I got paged to come back into work at 10:30pm last night. I could use a good celebration this weekend. And I’d love to bring my boyfriend and prove that counselor wrong (or at least go out with bang… or should I say “pop”?)

  49. Sarah December 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    I want to learn how to open a bottle with a wine glass!

  50. Christina December 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    This sounds so fun! I’ve been wanting to go to Pix to try some macaroons too!

  51. Laurie December 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Winning tickets would be a nice excuse to ask someone out on a date. Here’s hoping for free tickets and that he says YES!

  52. Nasheena December 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Let’s get this party started! Please and Thank you :)

  53. Lisa December 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Bubbly I’m bubbly…I would be perfect!!!

  54. Taylor December 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Champagne Showers 24/7

  55. Aaron B December 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Bubbles make everything better, especially rough company.

  56. Matt December 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    We have a weekend free of children. If there is anything to celebrate more than that I haven’t found it yet!

  57. Wayne December 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    I’m in town this weekend with my wife who hasn’t had a vacation for three years. She would love this.

  58. Anna December 12, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Going down to portland for xmas shopping, might as well get my bubbly on!

  59. Claire December 13, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    I wana get bubbbly :)

  60. Genevieve December 13, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    I’m a huge fan of champagne! It was the first alcohol I legally purchased, and has been a fixture of any important and memorable event since then. These tickets would not be lost on me, as I would be so grateful to attend an event that I cannot afford on my own right now!

  61. Mark December 13, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Let me get this straight: you get to drink champagne AND play with swords?! Count me in!

  62. Marissa December 13, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    This sounds awesome, I want to learn how to saber!

  63. Dana December 13, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    This event sounds like so much fun!

  64. Christopher Ames December 13, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Champagne beats real pain anytime.

  65. Angela Maruame December 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    I’m always too scared to open the bottle myself. It would be really interesting to learn some different techniques. I think a party where people are competing for best dressed is a great idea!

  66. Jenny December 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Drinking plus sword play? What could possibly go wrong?!?

  67. Laura Speed December 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    Ummm who doesn’t love a little bubbly!!!

  68. Megan December 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    Real talk- a night with other adults is much needed in this mama’s life! Not to mention getting dressed up for a change would be a lot of fun. Thanks PDX Pipeline. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. :)

  69. Kris December 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Wish I could afford to surprise my wife but won’t be able to swing it this year with unforeseen expenses that have come up. Hope to win. #datenight

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