Quote : Audrey Hepburn

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
Audrey Hepburn

Toasts & Quotes: André Tchelistcheff on Pinot Noir

“God made Cabernet.

The Devil made Pinot Noir”

~ André Tchelistcheff (1901-1994), early pioneer, innovator and evangelist for California wine, on the challenges inherent in making Pinot Noir.  We all owe a debt of gratitude to André, a tireless mentor to young talent, many of whom are now pillars of our contemporary wine industry.  Were it not for André, and a handful of others, California wines would have wallowed in the shadows of Prohibition for decades longer than they did!

Toasts & Quotes: Italian Drinking Quote

hotel russie barman massimo d'addezioIn Italy, drinking is all about the life around you.

The bar is about friends.

The drinks are never the lead character, but rather good companions to the flavors on the tongue and on the mind.”

~ Massimo D’Addezio, Bar Manager at Hotel de Russie, Rome