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The Crush Chronicles: Part II

August 24, 2016

I have asked our Sparkling Winemaker, Dave Hickey to share his Harvest experience over the next couple of months. Dave brings this critical moment of the year in wine to life. Thank you Dave for all you do and for your dedication to creating award-winning sparkling wines for 31 years.   Dave Hickey’s Diary:  Tuesday, August 23rd, […]

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The Crush Chronicle: Part I

August 10, 2016

Laetitia Vineyard August 10, 2016 6:30 AM.  “Let’s go!” Lino says, it’s time to pick our grapes. “Harvest Shm-arvest” as Lino calls it, starts now because we pick the grapes for our sparkling program with sugars at 18 to 20 Brix (still wines are picked later with sugars at 23 to 28 Brix). In the […]

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Pinot vs. Pinot: Whole Cluster vs. Reserve

July 27, 2016

Taste – like Pinot Noir. Aroma – like fresh cut lavender on the east side of the hills of Kilimanjaro. Color – Red? Finish – yes, I finished the bottle. Huh, what’s that about??? Yesterday I interviewed Laetitia winemaker Eric Hickey about the difference in the feel and taste of my current two favorite 2014 […]

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Taste is Personal

July 13, 2016

For a while, I felt intimidated by the perceived limitations of my palate; however, it never stopped me from enjoying a good wine.  I still appreciate pairing a Pinot Noir with a beautifully roasted salmon or trying our Cabernet Sauvignon paired with; say…some delicious pasta with olive oil, garlic, feta cheese and dry roasted tomatoes.  Of […]

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Namaste, Laetitia Family!

June 29, 2016

Namaste, Laetitia family. Now that I’ve returned from my spiritual retreat in India, I thought I’d share five practices I connected with in relation to Laetitia. Hydrate. Needless to say, it was hot there, we were constantly thirsty for water—alas, there was no wine—we made do. Quenching my thirst made me reflect on the recent […]

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My visit to Chicago – The Windy City

June 14, 2016

On June 7th the Windy City was bustling! Conventions filled the city, jasmine scented it, the restaurants were crowded, there were concerts in Millennium Park, and the Art Institute was in action. All evidence that Chicago was doing its thing. For Laetitia, Chicago is a city that matters a lot. It’s a market full of […]

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The Beautifully Exclusive Laetitia Wine Club

June 1, 2016

Hooray, it’s June 1st and for Laetitia that means Wine Club month! I love the Wine Club.  A package filled with four wines arrives at my doorstep.  I get so excited each time and can’t wait to open it up to see what we’re sharing with our valued customers. And if you, dear wine club […]

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Love is in the Air!

May 18, 2016

This week was a double whammy for us in terms of celebration. Why, you ask? Well, our 2013 Laetitia Brut Rosé just received 90 points in Wine Spectator and my dad, Selim Zilkha, just received an Honorary Degree – Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Southern California! What honors. I love it! I […]

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Uno, Duo, Trio and Quattro

May 4, 2016

A couple of years ago the Laetitia cellar became a think tank for brainstorming new ideas, one being that it would be really exciting to blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Grenache and Petite Sirah to create a new “Other” Red. We wanted to create a wine that would add our brand to the ‘Other Red’ category. […]

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Midnight Train to Georgia

April 19, 2016

Laetitia and NADIA wines took me on a Midnight Train to Georgia last week, or so to speak… From the moment I got off the plane this delightful part of the country lived up to its name and I was treated to extraordinary Southern Hospitality. From lunch with dear friends at the exclusive Piedmont Driving […]

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