Sardinia: Culture, Health and Wine

Traditional dress in Sardinia

Recently there has been a lot of buzz about the healthy lifestyle and longevity enjoyed by the people of Sardinia. An island perched about 150 miles off the west coast of Italy, Sardinia is one of 5 autonomous Italian states. Isolated from the mainland and as a key island in the Mediterranean, the island itself has had several distinct cultural ... Read More »

Chateau Musar: French Inspiration in Lebanon

The View from the Chateau Musar Winery

Chateau Musar is a winery steeped in tradition. Part of the Fertile Crescent, Lebanon has played home to wine producing grape vines for more than 6000 years. In fact, the high-altitude Bekaa Valley is home to some of the most elaborate and best preserved temples of the Roman god of wine, Bacchus. Perched along the 34th parallel, this rich valley ... Read More »

Chateau Clarisse: Passion in Puisseguin Saint Emilion

Didier et Olivia Le Calvez in the Vineyards

Didier Le Calvez has been a prominent figure in the international luxury hotel industry for 35 years, 18 of which was spent with the Four Seasons group, following important stints at New York’s Plaza Hotel and George V in Paris. Originally from the Bordeaux region, Didier and his wife Olivia recently purchased Chateau Clarisse in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion.  This expressive wine showcases ... Read More »

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