Sunday Seven

The Sunday Seven 04.10.21

My Sunday scroll in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel.

Happy weekend, friends! Hope you enjoy this Sunday scroll in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel.

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It’s Bourgogne, Not Burgundy

“Bourgogne” is, as many know, the French word for “Burgundy.” The French wine board stopped using the term “Burgundy” almost a decade ago, and keeps sending reminders that we should do the same, but not many others have followed suit. Click here for a refresher on how pronounce (minus the french accent, of course).

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Meet the Wooly Weeders of Wineries

How adorable are these guys? Some vineyards rely on sheep to weed, mow, and fertilize their property—and keep everyone in good spirits. The benefits were accidentally discovered by Robert Mondavi when a neighbor’s sheep accidentally grazed over to his vineyards. Now many vineyards bring on sheep on a part- or full-time basis.

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2020 Was Good for Something

While the ratings process looks a bit different in its virtual form this year, the 2020 vintage from Bordeaux is shaping up to be a successful one. The vintage is comparable to the well-reviewed 2019, and some think it might be even a little better than 2018, which was also strong. There is a more limited supply this year, so get your wallet out!

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What High End Concierge Will Do

This new high-end concierge firm helps you live out your wildest dreams for annual dues that start from $62,00 and up—sometimes way up. Like offering civilians the chance to become real-life rocketeers, or scoping out your vacation spot ahead of time. They say as long as its legal, they are happy to take any request.

Drool Over These Pools

This minimalist poolhouse in Connecticut is striking. Save for the skylight that runs the length of its green roof, the building is hardly visible as you approach it. It sent me down a rabbit hole looking for amazing pools, so check out these celebrity pools if you want to see more gorgeousness.

Fortune Makers in the Pandemic

The pandemic has been kind to some. Despite a global pandemic and economic downturn, the total wealth of the world’s richest has increased by more than $5 trillion over the past year. Loved seeing a few women on the list!

A Museum Worthy of Display

A new museum in Manitoba has been designed to celebrate the creative contemporary work by artists from the Indigenous community in Canada. I am obsessed with its clean, minimalist forms with a sense of openness, and state-of-the-art gallery interiors—a work of art in itself!

Hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing Sunday! I’m off to get my second COVID shot!

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