Veuve Clicquot Polo Picnic

May 25, 2018 Evans Gebhardt Comments (0)

As Sandra Manjie aptly wrote "There is nothing more bad & boujee than going to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic with your friends...the most fabulous picnic you might experience."   This bucket list item comes with loads of celebrities, polo ponies, fashion galore, lobster roll food trucks, and lots and lots (and...

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Are those chopsticks or are you just happy sashimi?

February 2, 2018 Tanya Tuccillo Comments (0)

How do you achieve easy and delicious? Sashimi quality salmon, or your favorite fish, soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger and some sensational Sake. Our pick: Asahi Shuzo Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Sake. The 300ml bottle is uber charming; think gift item. Crack it open and you've got your easy and delicious in about 2 minutes. Roaring fire ...

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

February 2, 2018 Evans Gebhardt Comments (0)

The lore and lure of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is like none other, and it is no wonder. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) hails from a Burgundy vineyard purchased 786 years ago by the Abby of Saint Vivant. Today, DRC makes wine from a list of Grand Cru vineyards that make your heart skip a beat: Le Montrachet, Corton, Échezeaux, Grands-Écheze...

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September 2, 2017 Evans Gebhardt Comments (0)

Biggest mistake most often made?  Drinking reds too warm and whites too cold.  Drives me crazy so I thought I would share some thoughts on getting the temp right.  Jancis Robinson's research is that to get the most flavor out of any wine, no matter red, white, or rose, your target range should be 60 - 65°F.  That's nice and a...

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Merlot vs Cabernet: Choosing the Right Red

June 12, 2017 Comments (0)

When it comes to red wines, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are two of the most popular choices. It’s not surprising that these two wines are so beloved: Both have strong, fruity flavors that don’t require a subtle palate or experience with wine tasting to enjoy, making them good choices for beginners and casual wine drinkers. Of...

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Saintsbury Winery Co-Founder Richard Ward Passes

June 6, 2017 Comments (0)

One of the great innovators of Napa Valley wine has died. Richard Ward, an early pioneer of Carneros Pinot Noir and Chardonnay passed away May 27 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 67. Ward helped put Napa Valley on the map for Pinot Noir and Chardonnays. In the 1970s, Napa Valley was rapidly gaining the reputation it ...

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