A proper lunch is a wonderful thing, especially when paired with a sparkling Prosecco. When you have worked hard all week, or when you need a few hours of total relaxation, that is when you make reservations to Nonna. Continue reading →
Wine Enthusiast named their top 100 wine restaurants and FT33 was given kudos and listed “destination” bottles such as Etienne Sauzet 2009 Champ Canet Premier Cru (Puligny-Montrachet), and Futo Estate 2009 Oakville. That list is now being curated by general manager Jeff Gregory who had previously worked the list at Rise No 1, and taught at the Cordon Bleu Dallas.
The wine menu is a terrific reason to stop in at FT33, not only for dinner but the restaurant also makes for a very cozy nightcap. Continue reading →
Many months ago we discussed the Indie Film, Somm, made with unprecedented access that takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional, and illuminating look into one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. Continue reading →
With less than 600 cases produced to date, here is a Russian River Pinot Noir that makes you rethink the region. Bright cranberry, strawberry, and jasmine nuances, kissed with a touch of spicebox and a blessing of 2nd year barrel, make this an “old world” wine lovers dream. This team which includes an eponymous Sonoma Somm, has knocked all three vintages out of the park. Look for this wine in select fine dining venues.
There is a moment when sheer glory crosses your path. She delights you. She prickles your lips. She tantalizes. She even offers a garden of flowers, and a basket yellow roses. She stays with you a very long time, long through the decades. She only gives herself to those who have dreamed of her.
This homage to old world inspired “sauvy” delivers laser like focus and balance. Fresh lime, kiwi, and apricot with uplifted white roses, ginger and green tea. Made by a great somm in San Francisco, the wines are extremely small production and expressive of Santa Ynez and Happy Canyon terroir.