Touring the Vineyards of David & Nadia Sadie

Touring the Vineyards of David & Nadia 1

Despite having only released six vintages, David and Nadia Sadie of David & Nadia Wines are beginning to be recognized as not only one of the Swartland’s most exciting new producers, but as one of its top producers – period. After years of praise from both Neal Martin of Vinous and Jancis Robinson, the couple … Read More

2020 Harvest Notes from France – Part II!


BURGUNDY MARC & ALEXANDRE BACHELET Bachelet-Monnot Dezize–lès–Maranges Tuesday, September 8th: FRANCOIS MIKULSKI Domaine Francois Mikulski Meursault Tuesday, September 8th: THIBAUD CLERGET Domaine Yvon Clerget Sunday, September 6th: THIERRY PILLOT Domaine Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Wednesday, September 9th: ARNAUD MORTET Arnaud Mortet & Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Wednesday, September 9th:                   … Read More

Pink Perennials: 6 Rosés to Drink Now & Into the Fall

Summer Ain't Over Yet! 6 Transitional Rosés from Around the World 2

‘Rosé Season’ is a quintessential occasion to celebrate sunny, summer days, and the opportunities they bring to share a bottle (or more) of this fresh favorite with our friends and loved ones. As we’re now amid some of the hottest days of the year, we’re really savoring pink potables of all styles, from bright and … Read More

2020 Harvest Notes from France

2020 Harvest Notes from France

Pictured Above: Harvest at Domaine François Mikulski. 2020 has been another complicated, warm, dry growing season across France. You have to go back some 500 years to find an earlier harvest… yet even with the new norm of hotter weather, this year has been somewhat of an anomaly with COVID throwing all kinds of added … Read More

August 11th Seminar with Andy Shallal

August 11th Seminar: How Race Impacts the Hospitality Industry & Why It Matters 3

Thank you to all who could join us for this candid discussion! Below you will find our August 11th Zoom seminar in its entirety; Andy addressed issues of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace as we endeavored to expand our own awareness of the many ways in which bias seeks to undermine the hospitality industry. ABOUT … Read More

The Last Five Meters: Kruger-Rumpf Comes Into Their Own


Weingut Kruger-Rumpf is just south of Rüdesheim, across the Rhein, about 40 minutes from Frankfurt airport. It’s often one of the first stops we make driving west on the A60, ripping along in whatever stick-shift German car the poor fools at the rental desk have trusted us with. The village is Münster-Sarsheim, the northernmost village … Read More

Books & Booze: Book Lover’s Day Edition


This Sunday marks National Book Lover’s Day, and certainly, the last few months have proven how valuable a good book can be in inspiring, educating, or simply entertaining during tough times. In the world of hospitality, nothing shows appreciation quite like a lovingly constructed cocktail, so here are a few tipples inspired by the current … Read More