When Veuve Clicquot invites Toronto’s finest to raise a glass in honour of Stephane Gerschel, author of “The Seasons of Veuve Clicquot: A Social Cookbook for all Celebrations”, you can bet the kitten heels and french trouser set will arrive at that beacon of “the big decor gesture” – Teatro Verde in Toronto.
Guests sipped champagne to fete the opening of the world’s first Rizzoli Studio. Rizzoli’s Marco Ausenda was on hand to charm guests into his part of the world – high gloss, high production values publishing. Rizzoli is a leader in art, architecture, design, fashion, gastronomy and pop culture publishing.
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Shawn Gibson hasn’t slept since November (the holidays are his industry’s Olympiad) but still managed top notch hosting.
Stephane Gerschel, author of The Seasons of Veuve Clicquot : A Social Cookbook for All Celebrations, looked good enough to eat. Spoon please.
I got to unite with my fave local – and I do mean local – winemaker, Alejandra De Miguel, Chief Winemaker at Vintage One Wines. She’s one of the most savvy winemakers on the international circuit, born and raised in Mendoza, Argentina, to a family of world-class winemakers. Her first apprenticeship was at a winery in Spain when she was 17, and she continued her training at vineyards and wineries in Chile, Italy, Argentina. Luckily for Toronto, she’s set up her thriving urban winery in the city, drawing crowds and fanfare to her Vintage One organic Select Malbec, aged for 8 months in Hungarian oak, for big, bold imbibing.
Photo Credit: Tom Sandler