Investing in fine wine

On March 20th a wine sale held by Christie’s, a British auction house, featured so many lots that the voluble auctioneer lost count at number 36. “Thanks for keeping me on my toes,” he told the observant attendee who had noted his error. That hiccup aside, the auction was a success. Nine out of ten lots found a buyer. The most valuable—a 12-bottle case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1988, from Burgundy—fetched £232,750 ($305,135). The entire sale raked in £1.3m. Yet the room itself was almost empty: fewer than 20 people watched… Read More

Beverly Hills Wine Club – Aromatherapy with a Corkscrew April 28th, 2019

  We are back again at the gorgeous St Supery Tasting Salon located next to Chanel on Rodeo Drive. This is a fantastic wine tasting venue in Beverly Hills. We will be guided again by Ryan, a certified wine expert from Napa, in our private Aromatherapy experience and wine tasting. Explore wine aromas suggestive of fruit character, barrel aging and terroir while tasting four St. Supéry Estate wines in “Aromatherapy with a Corkscrew”. Exercise your sense of smell through a series of aroma identifications designed for you to discover how your personal… Read More

SB Vintners Wine Futures Weekend – Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

If your passion is discovering exceptional, small-batch California wines, then The Alisal is the place to be from March 29-31, 2019 for the Santa Barbara Vintners Wine Futures Weekend. Source: SB Vintners Wine Futures Weekend – Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Walla Walla Wine Region

  The Walla Walla AVA (American Viticultural Area) was established back in 1984 with a history of growing grapes that dates back to the 1850’s when Italian immigrants started cultivating grapes in the region. The town of Walla Walla, Washington itself is located in the southeast corner of the state. The quaint little town is home to two small colleges, Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College, where you can earn a degree in viticulture and enology. If you are looking to do some wine tasting, you are in the right spot…. Read More

Why the Michelin Guide Matters for Los Angeles

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Paul Wasserman Wine Dinner | Tuesday, February 26 | Republique

On February 26, République is excited to welcome Paul Wasserman of the Wasserman family in Burgundy, for a wine dinner with a special 5-course menu from Chef Walter Manzke. The dinner will include a wine flight curated by Paul Wasserman of red and white Burgundy, 10 wines will be poured throughout the evening. Paul will be Source: Paul Wasserman Wine Dinner | Tuesday, February 26 | Republique

Beverly Hills Wine Club – Taste on Rodeo Feb 27th, 2019

  Take your wine knowledge from enthusiast to expert with this exciting group exploration of the five classic red Bordeaux varietals. Taste Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot in a guided group tasting designed to engage each of your senses to heighten your tasting experience. Once you learn how to harness all five senses to aid in identifying the delicate differences in each varietal, enjoy a selection of cheeses that enhance the unique characteristics of each wine. Note:  This is a member only tasting for members on our Grand… Read More

Great Wines of Italy 2019 USA Tour

Save The Date! The wheels are in motion for the United States’ most loved Italian wine event of 2019 returning March 1-8 for a five-city tasting tour! Source: Great Wines of Italy 2019 USA Tour

Are Great Sommeliers an Endangered Species?

We chatted with James Beard Award-winning sommelier Bobby Stuckey about the future of the position and why so many of his colleagues are retiring early. Source: Are Great Sommeliers an Endangered Species?

Garagiste Festival this weekend in Paso Robles, California

The award winning Garagiste Festival returns with another visit to Paso Robles, California this weekend November 9th and 10th.  More info at Garagiste Festival