CHÂTEAU STE. ANNE BANDOL ROSÉ 2014
Both in the vineyards and in the cellar, Ste. Anne works as naturally as possible. Most of the best Bandol producers rely on ambient yeast to ferment their reds, but very few do so for their rosés (preferring to inoculate). But Ste. Anne does. It also, unusually, does not add sulfur to block the so-called malolactic fermentation, in which taut malic acid is transformed into softer lactic acid, adding a bit of sulfur only before bottling. Nonetheless, the rosés are gorgeous, fresh and long-aging. The 2014, available in June, is mostly mourvèdre, with a bit of cinsault and grenache, and is lovely, with mineral and licorice flavors that linger. (Zev Rovine Selections, Brooklyn)
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A couple weeks ago, Nicky Hilton tied the knot. Her ultimate fairy tale wedding took place in England where Prince William and Kate live. So immediately, you already know this wedding is THE wedding of 2015, only challenged by George and Amal. Besides the location, the other stand out feature was Nicky’s dress. It was gorgeous, demure, classy and a leading trend for brides in 2015/2016, know as “The Modest Bride”. A dress that covers up more than we’ve seen in the past, most likely brought on by Princess Kate’s dress she wore when she married Prince William in 2011. I am personally loving this trend. I’m a huge fan of the sleeve or illusion neckline. Girls, there is more out there besides a strapless dress, PLEASE BELIEVE ME and thank me later. Now, I wonder if Paris will be a “Modest Bride” when the time comes??? That may be a different story.
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