Happy Sunday! Here’s this week’s Sunday Seven in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel.
If you are a cold brew fan, like so many are right now, you can now make nitro-infused iced coffee at home with the release of the uKeg Nitro Cold Brew tap. Attempts to jump-start the making of morning brew with nitro date to 2013, but the necessary mechanics were initially confined to higher-end coffee houses. This whole thing honestly sounds way too complicated for me—but I can appreciate the process!
Get ready for a trip back to 1920s France to help solve a murder based on a classic Agatha Christie novel, The Mystery of the Blue Train. In January 2020, we’ll see the launch of a series of murder mystery parties onboard the original Orient Express train—complete with 1920s costumes and actors disguised as train staff and guests. This sound completely fun—and also a bit terrifying—to me!
Now is your chance to sip a handcrafted cocktail alongside Andy Warhol! The Gramercy Park Hotel, known for its impressive art collection, is unveiling an exclusive Warhol exhibit on September 5 in their iconic hidden Rose Bar. 16 different Warhol pieces will be on display for guests to enjoy, including two of his Giorgio Armani pieces.
For the most diehard of wine tourists, Bordeaux offers a little something extra—the opportunity to stay in 17th to 19th-century French chateaux and vineyards. Most of these chateaux are castles, former monasteries and/or estates of nobility. And for as little as $212 per night, you could call one home. Check out these beautiful Bordeaux lodgings at the link…Anyone want to go?!
Are you guys watching the Morning Show? I am loving it! Featuring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, it is an inside look at the people who help Americans wake up each day, exploring morning television and the #MeToo movement. New from Apple TV, which just launched with this show and many others! More on the real-life inspired set design of the show at the link.
When the sensational Rudy Kurniawan wine-fraud case emerged, Laurent Ponsot, a winemaker, helped the FBI investigate and eventually catch him. Now Ponsot has applied technology to bottles, creating a system that deploys five unique safeguards—such as a temperature sensor on the label, as well as a secret proprietary technology that enables its verification. Very cool!
German Pinot Noir—which is also called Spätburgunder—still flies under the radar. It’s possible to find bottles that cost a fraction of what you’d pay for a comparable wine from France or the U.S. If you appreciate Pinot Noirs that are on the lighter, spicier end of the spectrum, you may want to try German Pinot. More on this and several other German and Austrian reds at the link!
Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing rest of your weekend!