Archive for February, 2008

Romance and Patience

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

published in the LA Times 2-13-08 Savoring Time in a Bottle

PICTURE a few people at a table in a restaurant or in a home kitchen, with sumptuous food on the way, getting ready to pull a cork on a good ten-year-old bottle of Côtes-du-Rhône.


Interview: 1996 Hanzell Chardonnay

Friday, February 1st, 2008

The 1996 Hanzell Chardonnay is slim and pretty, wearing a beige cashmere roll-neck sweater and looking a little like Natalie Portman with a lighter complexion and blonde highlights. She sits with good posture, her legs crossed and her hands folded over her knee.

Matt: Welcome to the table.

‘96HC: Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here.