Join us for an evening at the historic and beautiful Bellevue Club! This year’s event will be a special one, with vignerons from three legendary domaines in attendance: Angéline Templier of J. Lassalle, Daniel Brunier of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, and Pierre de Benoist of Domaine de Villaine.
Once a year, three friends and vignerons—Angéline Templier of J. Lassalle, Pierre de Benoist of Domaine de Villaine, and Daniel Brunier of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe—travel the country visiting distributors, restaurants, and retailers. Catch them in Oakland on November 1.
Balancing brightness with creaminess, this native white of the Carso region is clean and saline with subtle aromatics, providing the perfect canvas for the exquisite flavors of delicate and refined seafood preparations.
December 11, 2017, Lulu turned 100. Our Lulu is Lulu Peyraud, who, with her husband, Lucien, founded Domaine Tempier, and I’m glad they did, in hundreds of ways. More recently, I drove over to Domaine Tempier to have an apéritif with Lulu. One of her daughters, Laurence, invited me into the salon, and there was my old pal, now 101, shrinking into her chair. My heart was turning somersaults—she looked up at me with a black eye, five stitches above the socket, and one arm in a sling. I clumsily mumbled something and Lulu laughed. “Sit down,” she said, gesturing to the chair across from her. The small wood table had a platter of melon and saucisson, and a bottle of guess what...
If you are indecisive, on a budget, or simply don’t have time to taste your way through the plethora of Alsatian whites on offer, then Edelzwicker may be the wine for you. This “noble blend” combines the region’s principal grape varieties in one lip-smacking, liter-sized bottle of fun, perfectly capturing the magic of Alsace at bargain cost. Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Chasselas, Riesling, and Pinot Gris star in this white that smells like a bouquet of flowers, tastes like a basket of ripe fruit, and finishes dry as...
The Monte Bianco Tunnel leads you into the western edge of the Valle d’Aosta by car, exiting suddenly and beautifully into the Alpine ski town of Courmayeur. The Aosta Valley, named after its principal town, cuts west to east before turning south and leading you into the Po Valley and the wines of Piedmont. The mesmerizingly rugged valley is characterized by sheer cliffs on either side—tall, majestic granite peaks more fitting for mountain goats than vines.
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