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The New York Times features Trudie Styler in an article that gives light to her many passions and talents. The article showcases that Trudie Styler is more than Mrs. Sting, aka Gordon Sumner. Ms. Styler is a “jill-of-all-trades” and yet, it seems, too much is never enough. “If I’m connected to an idea, it just doesn’t let me go,” she says, “All I have to do is catch up to the image in my head by doing the practical steps to get there.” She makes movies, sells organic produce, hosts biennial benefits, charity balls, a health and fitness evangelist and she also makes wine on her estate, Il Palagio, in Tuscany.
Recently, as a Unicef ambassador, Ms. Styler helped transfer hundreds of Ecuadorean children from the slums in which they worked to new schools. This past year her Rainforest Foundation charity event, which she and Sting founded in the late 1980s, was sponsored by Revlon and took in $3 million for the rescue of the Amazonian jungle. Some journalists may routinely take aim at her high-consumption way of life but that won’t stop Trudie Styler. “It’s been well documented that we were a bit wild,” she acknowledges, “but now, at our age, we’re suddenly expected to be pillars of society, acting like the local vicar and his wife. That’s not going to happen. We’re not the Right Reverend Mr. and Mrs. Sting.”
For more about Trudie Styler click here and read the full article.
Philippe Guigal discusses the 2009 vintage and the vititculture and vinification of the Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2009. Filmed in the fall of 2011, at the time of the first Cotes du Rhone 2009 bottling.
One of the world’s greatest hotels, the George V in Paris, has come up with a fabulous Noval BLACK cocktail with an equally fabulous name – “the Promiscuiti”. Created by Joris Caillon as follows:
Muddle orange, lemon and lime twists in the shaker
2 bar spoons of simple syrup
.5 oz. Cognac infusion
.5 oz. fresh vanilla
1 oz. Cognac VSOP [we prefer using Cognac Tesseron Lot 90!]
2 oz. Noval Black
Shake with ice and enjoy !
A great little video of Bo Barrett discussing Chateau Montelena and reaching new drinkers who may never have heard of the Paris Tasting.