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SOME GREAT NEW WINES FROM OLD FRIENDS AND A FEW NEW SURPRISES

SPRING 2012   CALIFORNIA Gary Farrell Vineyards And Winery L’Aventure Winery La Follette Winery Mount Veeder Winery Robert Craig Winery Robert Mondavi Winery Tablas Creek Vineyard FRANCE Burgundy – Domaine A. et P. de Villaine  *  Domaine Follin-Arbelet  * Domaine Jean-Marie Chaland  *  Domaine Michel-Andreotti  *  Domaine Savary Champagne – Franck Bonville   *    Lenoble   *   […]

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A GRAND EVENT: FEATURING OLD CALIFORNIA WINES FROM PIONEER PRODUCERS

Earlier this year I attended a wine and food dinner featuring old Santa Cruz Mountain wines from two of the early pioneers, Hallcrest and Martin Ray. There was also an old BV Pinot Noir from Napa Valley, a very old Madeira, and a very rare Cabernet Sauvignon from Hanzell.

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Mélisse Restaurant — A Great Dining Experience

Melisse, named for a lemon-scented herb from the Mediterranean, is a Michelin two-star and #1 from Zagat since 2003. Chef-owner, Josiah Citrin, is a self-taught culinary expert, offering the finest, freshest contemporary French/American cuisine, inspired by the seasons. Focusing on the best local farm fresh produce from the Santa Monica farmers market, Citrin offers a tasting menu, a vegetarian tasting menu, an a la carte menu, a carte blanche menu as well as daily specials and an impressive wine list offering rare, world-class wines. Beautifully presented, the dishes are little works of art. Melisse offers an exceptional dining experience, in a chic, dark, plush, elegant dining room, resembling a French country home, as well as two small rooms, Olivia and Augustin, for private entertaining.

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