Time in a Bottle – Femme de Champagne Duval-Leroy

What were you doing in 1996, 1995, or 1990?  Julien Duval-Leroy asks this question as we taste through three wonderful vintage Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne.  These three Champagnes took me back in … [Read more...]

Wine Event of the Year – Auction Napa Valley 2017

Auction Napa Valley is in full swing.  Savvy wine lovers call Auction Napa Valley the must-attend charity food and wine event because it brings together Napa Valley’s extraordinary wines, evocative … [Read more...]

Summer Fun in a Can – Launch of Sofia Brut Rosé

Rosé in a can is so glam when served up Hollywood style.  Recently I had the opportunity to attend the launch party of Coppola Winery’s Sofia Brut Rosé.  The spring soirée was held on the patio of … [Read more...]

Oscar Night – Throw The Most Stylish Party of the Year

So you can sit at home in your yoga pants and watch the Oscars by yourself or you can glam up and throw the most dazzling, festive, and stylish party of the year.  I love throwing parties and the … [Read more...]

The Magical 2012 Vintage of Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello is the purest expression of the sangiovese grape from the picturesque hillside town of Montalcino in Tuscany.  It is the only red wine in Tuscany that is not blended.  These are big … [Read more...]

Chateau Margaux – The Royalty of Bordeaux

The magnificent estate of Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux France dates back to the 12th century, where at the time, the property was reserved for use by royalty only.  It is quite amazing to know that … [Read more...]

Epic 2010 Vintage of Brunello Di Montalcino

Last night I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive 2010 vintage Brunello tasting sponsored by the Consorzio Del Vino Brunello Di Montalcino, and what better place to host an Italian wine tasting … [Read more...]

Celebrate the King of all Grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon!

The Thursday before Labor Day weekend marks a unique celebration, Cabernet Day, which honors and recognizes Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Though I absolutely love a good Cabernet Franc, … [Read more...]

International Albariño Day!!

After visiting Spain this past month, I have a new found romance with a grape that was under my radar for a long time, Albariño.  Throughout my journeys in Spain, whether in Barcelona, Seville or … [Read more...]

La Nuit en Rosé

Picture a beautiful, sunny day, with the Freedom Tower, Empire State Building, and The Statue of Liberty as your backdrop, then board a luxury yacht, with beautiful people, and all the delicious rosé … [Read more...]