Arty Parties + Bubbles
This gift is a no-brainer for that person in your life who love to host a gathering.
Arty Parties by Julia Sherman + a bottle of Las Jaras Sparkling Wine
About the Cookbook:
In her follow-up cookbook to Salad for President, cook, writer, and artist Julia Sherman shows us how to apply an artist’s touch to our own home gatherings. Artists throw superior parties, and we can learn from their willingness to draw outside the lines, choose character over perfection, and find boundless joy in feeding family and friends. Cook, live, and host like an artist with inspired, easy recipes and playful hands-on experiments in the kitchen. Utterly unique and beautifully designed, Arty Parties is a guide to creating meaningful experiences that nourish both the host and their guests in body, mind, and soul.
About the Wine:
100% Carignan from Ricetti Vineyard located in the Redwood Valley, which is in the cool northern end of the Ukiah Valley in Mendocino County. This is a certified organic vineyard farmed by Pamela and Tom Ricetti. The old vines are dry-farmed and the soils are gravelly loam.
This is the fourth vintage of sparkling wine by Las Jaras utilizing the unique method that we call methode untraditionelle. We have found that many sparkling wines can be quite gauche as a result of the compromises the winemakers have to make with the traditional method. Our unique method results in a wine that is very refined and elegant with nothing forced. Here we find a copper hue, a nose of green strawberry, hay in the breeze, toasted hazelnuts and marshmallow. On the palate there is apricot, comice pear and cocoa enveloped in a fine texture. There is a long finish with crisp lime like acidity. This wine will age beautifully over the next several years.