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Movies and Wine

January 9, 2018

Happy New Year! Frigid temperatures, rain or snow make for perfect movie-watching weather. Being that I live in New York, recent winter storms left me confined to the walls of my apartment. I’ve taken this opportunity to revisit my favorite wine-related movies (you can understand why).  I thought I’d share this list with you—in case […]

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Laetitia’s 2017 Harvest

September 14, 2017

It’s harvest again, a time we look forward to all year and once it starts we can’t wait for it to be over. Harvest – the fruit of our labor in the vineyard, the result of so many different factors: pruning, trellising, micro-climates, planting, soils and ultimately the weather. In 2017 the weather has affected […]

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Beyond the Bio: Selim Zilkha at 90

June 9, 2017

My father, Selim Zilkha, embodies the original Latin meaning of Laetitia: joy and happiness. He’s smart, he’s dynamic, he’s fun, was an early adopter of Facebook, he’s endlessly curious, social and, at 90, still going strong. He just celebrated his birthday with a stunning party for 200 of his close friends, colleagues and family. He’s as […]

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Library Wine Sale

May 9, 2017

I’ve been meaning to write a profile of my father, Selim Zilkha, who celebrated his 90th birthday last month with a wonderful fête. But each time I start, something unusual happens at Laetitia that I don’t want you to miss. This time, even Dad wants me to postpone his profile to tell you about the […]

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Pinot Versus Pinot

March 8, 2017

This past weekend marked the 17th Annual World of Pinot Noir Seminar at the Bacara Resort in Goleta. I remember hosting many internationally renowned Pinot Noir winemakers when the celebration was based at the Cliffs in Pismo Beach.  Our community would get together united in their love of this one grape varietal, extolling the virtues […]

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Corks vs Screw Caps

February 22, 2017

Over the past decade we spent a lot of time thinking about the benefits of screw cap versus cork closures. As a group we wondered about your feelings. Would you miss the traditional cork? How did you feel about this trend in the marketplace? After one year’s trial on a mobile bottling line, there were […]

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How Long Does Wine Last Once Opened?

January 24, 2017

Are you still in recovery mode from your New Year’s celebrations? We are. Still drinking wine, though in moderation.  Leaving half open bottles of Pinot hurts too much – but there are some secrets to extending its life. One of our most popular blogs from our past addresses this issue, so we thought we’d recycle […]

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A Toast to You

December 28, 2016

Dear Readers, In our final blog post of the year Selim and I wanted to take a moment to appreciate your loyalty and patronage! We give many thanks to the loyal Wine Club Members who’ve enjoyed our quarterly wine club selection this past year. We thank those of you who’ve belonged to the wine club […]

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Hollywood & Brut. . .Match Made in Heaven

December 14, 2016

You never know where life will take you is stamped on every NADIA cork.  It reminds me each day to be surprised and grateful for the unexpected in life. While in California for our End of the Year Party I had the opportunity to meet Yvette Mimieux whom you may remember from her movie career in […]

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The Crush Chronicle Finale

November 2, 2016

It’s a wrap! Yes, it’s true! The 2016 harvest for Laetitia and Santa Barbara Highlands was officially completed last Wednesday. It’s both a happy and sad time for us. The hard work we’ve done all year has paid off, but now we must start again, planning and thinking about the year to come. For me […]

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