The Crown


“So many flavors around the holidays revolve around spice so I keep a few rieslings on-hand — Trimbach’s bone-dry Cuvée Fréderic Emileis and Albert Boxler’s gorgeous rieslings from the Sommerberg vineyard. Heitz Grignolino, Napa Valley, CA 2008, is such a fun wine, if you can get your hands on a bottle! Grignolino means ‘the little strawberry.’ One of my favorite champagnes for New Year’s is Saint-Chamant NV Blanc de Blancs. It’s a nuanced mix of brioche, toasted hazelnuts, lemon zest and minerals.”