With the end of 2022 and the arrival of the New Year, many people take the time to take stock of the highlights (and lowlights) of the past year and make resolutions for the year ahead. After reading Eric Asimov’s article on the New York Times on his Most Memorable Wines of 2022 , I became inspired to do something similar and come up with … Continue reading My Most Memorable Wines of 2022
“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” – Dom Pérignon. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 1st edition of Effervescence, a weekend-long food and wine event in Los Angeles celebrating Champagne and sparkling wines from all over the world. The event brought to L.A. a number of renowned winemakers, importers and star chefs in several events that included master classes, gourmet dinners … Continue reading The World of Champagne and Sparkling wine arrives in L.A.
Grand Boulevards, beautiful architecture, stunning settings on the banks of the Garonne river, and above all world-class wines. We arrived in Bordeaux on a Friday morning after a short 2-hour TGV ride from Paris Gare Montparnasse and fell instantly in love. It was hard to believe that for the longest time it was considered a backwater – “La Belle Endormie” or Sleeping beauty – who … Continue reading Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion: 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
With the mist-shrouded Vosges mountains to our side, we arrived in Alsace on a spring morning ready to soak in the beauty of the countryside, its picturesque towns and world-famous vineyards. The Alsace Wine Route, one of France’s most famous journeys, is in the far eastern part of the country and spans 150km blanketed with hillside vineyards and castle-topped mountains along the German-French border. Given … Continue reading The Alsace Wine Route
I was quite excited to be in Paris in the spring and looking forward to get a taste of the culinary and oenological adventures the City of Light has to offer. We strategically booked our Airbnb in the 11th arrondissement, known for having one of the most dynamic restaurant and bar scenes in the right bank. The 11th is situated in the northeast part of … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in Paris
I arrived in Beaune on a warm summer morning, quite excited to be in Burgundy for the first time. I checked in my hotel and quickly went on a quick walking tour of the town, widely considered as the wine capital of Burgundy. The small medieval town is surrounded by some of the most famous wine villages in the world and at first impression you … Continue reading Beaune: Walking on Holy ground