Easter Wine Pairings

POSTED ON April 17th, 2014 - by jackie | No Comments »

There are almost limitless possibilities when it comes to pairing food and wine for Easter celebrations but there is definitely a method to the madness. Here are a few different ways to go about pairing wine with food; pair wines that mimic the flavors of the foods, or wines that balance the highs and lows of the food(think; […]

Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: A New Twist

POSTED ON April 7th, 2014 - by jackie | No Comments »

If you’re on our e-mail list you’ve probably noticed that we’ve just released our 2013 spring 2 pack: the Laetitia Pinot Gris and NADIA Grenache Rosé. We’re selling together at 15% off in the Tasting Room and on our web cart.Shop for 2 pack These refreshing spring/summer wines will drink well as an aperitif or […]

Guest Blog from Sparkling Winemaker, Dave Hickey: Blending

POSTED ON March 27th, 2014 - by jackie | No Comments »

  One of the highlights of my year is when I prepare the final blends for sparkling bottling. I’m often asked what I’m searching for as I taste the wines and decide which blend they will go into. On an average year, I am tasting between 4 lots of Chardonnay, 4 Pinot Noir lots and 3 […]

Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: Breaking Buds

POSTED ON March 21st, 2014 - by jackie | No Comments »

Spring at last!  Longer days, more sunshine, more optimism and energy. After a long New York City winter, I was really excited to come to Laetitia this week to see concrete signs of spring in the vineyard. Immediately obvious: Laetitia looked completely different from 6 weeks ago where the drought was a constant worry and […]

Guest Blog from Sara Nesper: Employee Garden-Winter Crop

POSTED ON March 5th, 2014 - by jackie | No Comments »

This year we decided to try our hand at a winter garden for the first time and so far we’ve been very pleased with the results. Fast-growing and shallow-rooted, the lettuce was ready to harvest and enjoy well before the other vegetables. We’ve still got a few heads left of the red romaine (pictured below) […]

Mardi Gras Pairing: Muffuletta sandwich & 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir

POSTED ON February 26th, 2014 - by jackie | No Comments »

Hailing from the French Quarter of New Orleans, the Muffuletta sandwich was born in 1906 at the famous Central Grocery on Decatur St., which catered to the Italian population surrounding the Quarter. Owner Salvatore Lupo aimed to make his regulars lunchtime fare consisting of salamis, bread, cheese and olives a little easier to eat-so he combined all […]

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Crafts

POSTED ON February 11th, 2014 - by jackie | No Comments »

Feeling overwhelmed by how fast the year is going by? You’re not alone, the thought of Valentine’s Day only a few days away got us thinking of quick, last-minute gifts you can make with mostly household items. Take a look below for our favorite wine cork ideas and if you decide to be crafty this […]

Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: An Industry that Gives Back

POSTED ON February 7th, 2014 - by jackie | 1 Comment »

At Laetitia, we’re proud to be part of an industry that gives back. We enjoy participating in the Central Coast Wine Classic that raises money for the arts locally, but our auction never prepared me for the masterful fundraising displayed at the Naples Winter Wine Festival in Florida last month. A luxurious weekend affair, over […]

Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: AWS Tasting in the Electric City

POSTED ON January 31st, 2014 - by jackie | No Comments »

Last Tuesday, I was invited by the American Wine Society in Scranton, Pennsylvania to talk about Laetitia, NADIA and all things wine. It was one of the coldest days and also one where 8 inches of snow were predicted for the area. I called David Falchek that morning to see whether the event may have […]

Sparkling Wine/Champagne Lingo

POSTED ON December 27th, 2013 - by jackie | No Comments »

The new year is almost here!  It’s time to reflect on the year past, think about new year’s resolutions and most importantly, make plans for your NYE celebration!  Alright, maybe that isn’t more important than setting year-long goals for yourself or acknowledging your achievements in the past year but it sure is fun!  It seems […]

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