Some purists might scoff at truffle salt, but I’m confident that it would be a flavorful addition to your bunker. Similarly, people once scoffed at planting Cabernet Sauvignon instead of Nebbiolo grapes in Piedmont, Italy. Gaja proved it can be done with magnificent results. Featured wine: medium-bodied, blackberry-mint-leather Gaja Darmagi Langhe Cabernet Sauvignon 1982, the very first Cabernet from this legendary estate, literally a bottle of vinous history.✨
How to send you tastebuds on vacation ⛵️ to crabby bliss while never leaving your place? Use Goldbelly to ship in an iconic dish from across America, like I did with the plump, pure Chesapeake Bay crab cakes 🦀 from The Narrows Restaurant in Maryland. Then pair it with the perfect wine: the rich but clean, vanilla-citrus-pineapple Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Private Reserve (Napa, $35) ✨. \
My first virtual wine event filled up to Zoom’s 100-seat capacity in 90 minutes, so I’m doing more: “Summertime Slayers ☀️” (plus Q&A) Wed., May 13th (8pm ET/5pm PT). Like before, expect this event to fill up fast 🐇, so please register at this link if you are interested.
Tickets are at the pandemic-friendly price of $15/each and if you choose to order the wines, they will ship fast and are in sufficient quantities at Wine.com.
For a full listing or my virtual wine events, click here.
How about some Perrier Jouet with over 70 years of age?
Don’t wait: you MUST use this crazy corona crisis as a reason to crack open one of your special bottles. Featured wine: remarkably crisp, hazelnutty, creme brulee-like Champagne Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne 1949 “Reserved for Great Britain”.✨
Have you invested in your bottle of distillery hand sanitizer yet?
Support your local distillery, and help flatten the curve, by investing in bottles of hand sanitizer that over 600 distilleries are now making for the pandemic. You’ll be showing it to future generations as an artifact of this crazy time. Featured bottle: Kings County Distillery glass flask hand sanitizer ✨ (Brooklyn, NY).
Here is a comprehensive, national list of distilleries making their own hand sanitizer.