Hello Franciacorta, Goodbye champagne flutes

In laid-back Venice, California, a group of Los Angeles tastemakers and wine and food lovers gathered for a special Ca’ del Bosco wine tasting lunch with the founder himself, Maurizio Zanella who was in town from Italy. The conversation over a carefully crafted meal from Crateful Catering swiftly turned to “Why does anyone use flutes anymore?” Sampling fresh crisp bubbly, a Ca’ del Bosco Cuvee Prestige MV with … Continue reading Hello Franciacorta, Goodbye champagne flutes

Popping Bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne This Season

Sheer elegance. Rich history. And, quite simply… of the highest crown, Piper-Heidsieck champagne is the high society selection this season. Let’s pop a few bottles for a proper New Year’s Eve Celebration, shall we? A cuvée worthy of Queen Marie-Antoinette upon first presentation by Florens-Louis Heidsieck to a favorite of Marilyn Monroe and moi, Piper-Heidsieck brings subtle tones, delightful sensations, and tempting aromas to the … Continue reading Popping Bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne This Season

Petrossian Pairs Up with Domaine Anderson for a Night of Seduction

The classy demure Robertson Blvd. spot Petrossian in West Hollywood paired up last week with its perfect match, a new wine from the Anderson Valley called Domaine Anderson, found just 2 and 1/2 hours north of San Francisco. Both the premier caviar house and the winery originate from French families with a distinct heritage. This beautiful semblance was a bold education for me about the Hermes of … Continue reading Petrossian Pairs Up with Domaine Anderson for a Night of Seduction