Our visit to Blankiet Winery and The Blankiet Wine Team on their latest offering…Port

On a recent tasting trip to Napa Valley California, amid wild-fire evacuations and Covid 19 restrictions, Beverly Hills Wine Club Executive Director Jason Pate explored some of Napa’s cult favorite winemakers and wineries including Blankiet Estate in Yountville. In early 2019 I visited with our friends at Beverly Hills Wine Merchant @winemerchantbh and was given a recommendation to try the 2014 Prince of Hearts from Blankiet Estate of Napa. At the time I hadn’t heard of @blankietestate and I put the bottle in the cellar until later that year. After finally tasting… Read More

Why Sales Of Brad And Angelina’s $390 ‘Pandemic’ Champagne Will Soar

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s company launches its first champagne on 15 October for $390 a bottle, despite a slump in champagne sales during the pandemic. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new champagne house, Fleur de Miraval, launches its first champagne on 15 October. The couple, who divorced in 2016, still operate the business together as an investment for their children. According to People magazine, the champagne house is in the small French village of Mesnil-sur-Oger, which is home to some of the most valued champagne vineyards in the region–the champagne house,… Read More

The Six Regions Bringing Out the Best In German Wine 

Germany’s top six Grosse Lage, or ‘Grand Cru,’ regions are producing some of the country’s best dry wines. Here’s what to look for. In Germany, where wine preferences have long been swinging dry and drier still, the market is dominated by trocken, or dry wines made from Riesling, Pinot Noir(known as Spätburgunder), Pinot Gris (or Grauburgunder) and more. Among the very best are dry wines classified as Grosses Gewächs, or “great growths,” GG for short. They represent standout dry expressions of exemplary single vineyards known as Grosse Lage, Germany’s version of the grand… Read More

Cameron Diaz Brushes Up on Organic Farming for Launch of New Wines

Cameron Diaz teamed with fashion entrepreneur Katherine Power to create the Avaline French rosé and Spanish white, emphasizing ingredient transparency and green practices. In Wine Spectator’s Unfiltered.  Read on (click here) Source: Cameron Diaz Brushes Up on Organic Farming for Launch of New Wines

More Sparkle In Your Summer

With the Fourth of July festivities behind us and temps here in Beverly Hills, California reaching the high 80’s, the summer is certainly starting to sizzle! As it goes with summer in Southern California we look forward to late afternoon relaxing swims in the pool followed by romantic dining al fresco under the warm starlit sky. A wonderful compliment to this idealic setting includes indulging in a gorgeous glass of refreshing sparkling wine. Summer bubbly! Read on…Cheers! Breathless Wines is a boutique winery located in beautiful Healdsburg, CA that we recently made… Read More