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Jun

  • pinitbutton Drink Up and Cool Down
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Scheid Vineyards 2008 Muscat Canelli is one of our Top 10 Summer Wines

by Jeff Hoyt 

  

If you’re invited to a pool party, and want to bring a bottle of wine, how do you pick the right bottle? Consult GAYOT.com for our Top 10 Summer Wines. There you’ll find whites, reds, sparklers, and even a dessert wine that will make your host happy during warm weather.

 

For a barbecue, you can also check out our Top 10 Barbecue Wines. And for Father’s Day, you can make a selection from our Top Father’s Day Wines. So if you’re asked to attend a Father’s Day Barbecue, you’ll have lots of options!   

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The 2nd Annual Mutineer Magazine Red Carpet Tasting at the Falcon Hollywood

by Alexandra Rowinski


On Sunday, May 23, Mutineer magazine threw their second annual Red Carpet Tasting. The party took place at Falcon Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, where a packed house of imbibers sampled a myriad of exotic, delightful and delicious beverages. And with a special guest appearance from Jonathan Goldsmith, the famous Dos Equis icon who everyone knows as, “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” how could it not be a great party?
  


Hosted by Mutineer editor-in-chief Alan Kropf and actor/comedian Ben Morrison, the event celebrated the one-year anniversary of the magazine’s launch, while raising money for the global water relief organization, A Child’s Right.
  



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Mar

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Dom Pérignon Rosé Oenothèque 1990

Two-Bottle Lunch

by Alain Gayot

Every once in a while we have the chance to catch up with Richard Goeffroy, Chef de Cave extraordinaire at the fabled Abbey of Hautviller’s Dom Pérignon and France’s master Champagne producer. Real life people like Marilyn Monroe and fictitious characters such as James Bond have loved and publicized DP since the 1950’s, and we’d like to continue that tradition humbly.

It’s a rather easy task, however, considering the products we sampled during a “casual” lunch: we’re talking lobster and foie gras at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills with Richard and Dom Perignon Ambassador Nicole Ruvo. The entire experience was magical and ethereal and priceless considering the company and the two bottles we sampled.

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  • pinitbutton Our Spring 2010 Wine Newsletter is Here!

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Raise your glass to a warmer season with help from our Spring 2010 Wine Newsletter!

 

 

Our Top 10 Brunch Wines are the perfect complement to a mid-morning meal and our list of Top 10 Wines Under $10 features ridiculously affordable vinos. Take lunch to the countryside with the Picnic Time Meritage Wine and Cheese Tote or learn about Malbecs from Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2010.

 

 

 

We also have reviews about sake, port, El Gardo Anejo Tequila, Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak Finish Bourbon and more. Cheers!



Raising the Bar #3

on March 11th, 2010
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Mar

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The contestants and the judges from Raising the Bar #2 (from left to right): Judge Nicholas Liberato/Comme Ca, Shana Street/Church & State, Victoria Recano, Sophie Gayot, Tim Loden/Comme Ca, Judge Yassmin Sarmadi/Church & State, Hector Bury/Joe’s, Judge Joe Miller/Joe’s

by Sophie Gayot

Join me at BOA Steakhouse in Santa Monica on Sunday, March 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for the third edition of Raising the Bar, a cocktail competition created by Joe Miller of Joe’s restaurant in Venice that is free to attend.

 

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Feb

  • pinitbutton Which Wine Pairs with Oscar?
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It’s hard to get through Sonoma County without tripping over a sommelier. They’re everywhere, haunting the humblest of cafés and teaching sparkling wine classes in caves. It wouldn’t be surprising to find one at the Healdsburg 7-Eleven giving suggestions for your beef jerky-Funions combo. But award-winning wine writer and Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar sommelier Christopher Sawyer stands out because he has combined two of his passions, wine and film, to become the nation’s go-to guy on what to drink while watching movies.
 


  • pinitbutton The Food Paper Newsletter for February has been Published!
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The Gramercy Park Hotel, one of our Top 10 Sexy Hotels in New York

Our February Edition of the Foodpaper Newsletter is here!

Spice up your love life! Check out our list of Top 10 Places to Kiss in the U.S., our favorite sexy hotels, and our Top 10 Valentine’s Day Wines. Mix it up in the kitchen with a decadent recipe for Dark Chocolate Dipped Pineapple with Pistachio or put our list of Top 10 Aphrodisiacs to the test. We also have a Valentine’s Day Guide, a sexy Car of the Month, and much more!


Who is the Sandeman?

on January 06th, 2010
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Jan

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Sandeman’s Port iconic label

by Jeff Hoyt

 

George Sandeman, the eldest of the seventh generation of the port-making Sandeman family, recently visited Los Angeles and told the story of the mysterious character who graces every bottle. The figure, decked out in a Portuguese student’s cape and wide-brimmed hat, came to life in 1928 in a poster signed by G. Massiot.

 

French poster artists were very much in vogue at the time, which is why the real artist, George Massiot Brown, hid his Scottish roots behind the French-sounding name. The Sandeman became the first iconic logo for a wine, jumping from the poster to the port labels, and living on to this day, more than 80 years later.

 

 

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Dec

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Krug is it, Monsieur le President!


by Alain Gayot

 

 

 

Since it’s no longer politically correct to take the Gulfstream Jet around, we suggest you trade it in for a couple of cases of Krug Clos d’Ambonnay. It seems the two have about the same value these days. Yes, at $2,250 a bottle, this ultra Champagne is très cool, très, très bon and très, très, très cher… but no one has to know it costs that much, right?

 

 

 

Set up a listing on eBay and get rid of the kerosene-guzzling airplane and do the environment some good; Sarah Palin did it. The big difference is that you’d be hard-pressed to sell the carbon-footprint-handicapped flying machine in these economic times; while filling your Riedel flute with a few drops of the golden beverage is nearly impossible.

 

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Nov

  • pinitbutton Sippin by the Dock of the Bay
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The Grand Tasting at the Sixth Annual San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival

by Ann Wycoff

 

 

The 6th annual San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival, a five-day foodie fête, was a smash success with 170 world-class wineries and spirit producers, along with 70 of San Diego’s award-winning fine dining restaurants on hand.

 

 

 

The East Village was hopping Friday night at the Wonderhaus, the iconic Wonder Bread Factory downtown, where merry imbibers sampled reserves, rum concoctions from Tommy Bahama, a jazzy effervescent champagne cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur, a robust seasonal ale from Sierra Nevada and myriad good wines.

 

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