The spirit of sharing and camaraderie the world’s best wines inspire was in evidence at La Festa del Barolo, where I was fortunate to enjoy a range of emotionally moving, transcendental wines.
This fabulous dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant with a dear friend provided a great opportunity to check in on three Barolos from Cappellano.
Sushi and Champagne. It doesn't get much better than that in my book. This recent lunch at maze in London was terrific.
Part wine shop, part Parisian-inspired wine bar, Les Marchands is a very welcome addition to the Santa Barbara scene.
An artful blend of the old and the new, Mattei’s Tavern is a throwback to a fascinating time in California’s history when this iconic watering hole catered to weary railroad travelers.
There is a certain joy in simplicity. This fabulous, leisurely dinner at Le Montrachet is a great way to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday.
The Musique & Vin Au Clos Vougeot festival takes place in Burgundy each year towards the end of June. I have always wanted to go, but have never been able to pry myself away from the cellars and vineyards.
This private charity dinner and auction was held to benefit local charities in Beaune. A number of Burgundy’s top growers poured wines from their cellars from magnum as a collection of eye-popping bottles was auctioned off to the attendees.
It’s always a treat to visit La Ciau del Tornavento. Proprietors Maurilio Garola and Nadia Benech continue to set a very high bar for food, wine and hospitality in the Langhe.
Located on the ground level of a historic building in the old city center of Alba, La Piola specializes in mostly traditional dishes served in an informal setting. The menu at La Piola is rich in the classics, but with some twists.
Located just a stone’s throw from many of the village’s most prestigious addresses, Hostellerie des Clos is an excellent base for discovering all Chablis has to offer.
A former monastery dating back to the days of Inquisition in the 1600s, the Relais del Sant’Uffizio is a gorgeous hotel and restaurant nestled in the rolling hills of Monferrato.