This is how you throw a party…

This is how you throw a party…when you are @yquem_official. Take a spectacular setting, add pomp and circumstance before each and every course, serve food (3 star Michelin chef) and wine (all Grand Crus) that impresses the mouth, and produce an exit like no other. Be sure to swipe to the end and enjoy the pictures and videos as promised.

Last night’s party…

Last night’s party at Château d’Yquem was spectacular. And here he is “rubbing shoulders” (almost) with THE Bernard Arnault. And I’m just floating to the beautiful atrium in my dress…. pinch me.

Vinexpo

Day one of Vinexpo and our author is off to an exciting start. He was asked to be a judge for the Cru Bourgeois Cup! The smile says it all.

Blind taste more wine

“Blind taste more wine. We all have unconscious bias when it comes to wine, whether it be that we only like noble varieties, or that Old World wines are better than New World. I often surprise myself when I taste blind, and it reminds me to keep an open mind and try to avoid setting expectations before I even [...]

The fundamental rules of shopping for a Thanksgiving feast still apply:

“The fundamental rules of shopping for a Thanksgiving feast still apply: You want both reds and whites, and plenty of both. Unless you are hosting the equivalent of a small dinner party, Thanksgiving is not the place to match specific wines to particular dishes. The culinary terrain is too varied, especially if the plan is for a big meal, with [...]

A classic Thanksgiving choice is Chardonnay.

“Before we all go into full hibernation mode and stock up on rich reds for the winter, let’s consider pairing possibilities for the upcoming holidays. A classic Thanksgiving choice is Chardonnay. The wines in today’s selection are crowd-pleasers and made in diverse styles, and not only will they be great alongside turkey, they’ll also pair well with a variety [...]

Pinot Noir is the best choice to pour with that Thanksgiving feast

“Of the myriad red wines available to Pacific Northwest consumers, perhaps Pinot Noir is the best choice to pour with that Thanksgiving feast, as well as Christmas, if the holiday table features roasted turkey or other bird. Why is this? The noble grape of France’s Burgundy region tends to provide fruit flavors that are more gentle and tannins that are [...]

Eight American Sparkling Wines for a Festive Fourth of July

“It used to be that only a handful of wineries made sparkling wine in the U.S.—namely a handful in California owned by Champagne houses such as Chandon and Roederer. The traditional Champagne process takes a lot of time, equipment, and manpower, meaning the bar to entry was always high. But winemakers in the past few years have embraced a [...]