2012 Guest of Honor – Jean-Charles Cazes

For hundreds of years, the vineyards at Château Lynch-Bages have yielded arguably some of the best Bordeaux reds the world has ever known. On infertile gravel. Yet, in that gravel lies the key for excellent grape growing: perfect drainage. The resulting wines, predominantly from cabernet sauvignon, … [Read more...]

2012 Guest of Honor – Dennis Cakebread

Golfers, sailors, and fly-fisherman may already be familiar with Napa Valley winemaker Dennis Cakebread, but if not, they’re going to find an immediate affinity. Cakebread hosts his own regattas in Newport, Rhode Island and San Diego Bay, as well as hosts golf tournaments, takes fisherman to lodges … [Read more...]

Bob Waggoner – 2012 Lynch-Bages Patron’s Dinner Chef

Foodies in Nashville may know Chef Bob Waggoner from his venerable Wild Boar days, but this impecable chef has received accolades far outside Music City.  Discerning Food & Wine readers voted him  "Reader's Favorite Chef in America Award," the James Beard Foundation recognized him in 1999 as one … [Read more...]

Château Lynch-Bages

At the gates of Pauillac, the Lynch-Bages Estate owes part of its name to the ancient hamlet of Bages, which has been home to generations on winemakers. The area of “Batges” is mentioned as early back as the sixteenth century in the terriers (estate records) of Lafite. The vineyard was … [Read more...]

Cakebread Cellars

Over 39 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and while here, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang and it was the family friends … [Read more...]

Cult Wine Tasting at Kayne Prime

10/20/2011 - Amazing, amazing dinner last night. There were smiles all around. Kayne Prime (from the setting to the servers) did a fantastic job and there was plenty of food. The Red Snapper was a highlight, but I don't think anyone was prepared for the Red Meat Challenge that was the final course. … [Read more...]

2011 Auction Wrap Up

l'Eté du Vin's Nashville Crush Successfully Reunites the Wine Community in the Fight Against Cancer l’Eté du Vin’s Nashville Crush—sponsored by Higham Management, Kenny Chesney, and American Airlines — was held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and achieved marked financial success … [Read more...]

Krug Collectors Dinner Shines

They say you never forget your first taste of Krug.  Although the 30 guests at l’Eté du Vin’s Krug Collectors Dinner were far from Krug virgins, it’s safe to say none will forget the six course champagne dinner that kicked off 2011 Nashville Crush.  Held at the home of Jamie and Larry Beckwith and … [Read more...]

Nashville Crush

To make your reservation for this year's Nashville Crush, please click here. Nashville Crush Schedule of Events Saturday, July 16, 2011 Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Cocktail Attire 5:00 p.m.  Registration 5:30 p.m.  First Crush Tasting $100/person A structured seated tasting … [Read more...]

An Evening With the Toasted Hostess at Rumors East

Fancy a night out with some great wine and delicious food?  This lot has it all! Eight people will be treated to a Toasted Hostess food and wine pairing at Rumors East with wines provided by Mollydooker.  The Toasted Hostess, also known as Deborah Gee, specializes in paring divine wines with superb … [Read more...]