It really is about the little things in life. That moment at the end of the day when you get to shed off the stressors of work and other daily obligations and relax in your favorite place with your favorite people and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. Like a signature timepiece, often we have a wine preference that is as much entwined with our identity and our lifestyle as our clothing choices or our occupation. This month we highlight some of the top wine picks for 2019 and consider the type of timepiece connoisseur who may enjoy them.
There is something to be said about taking a great deal of time and effort to produce an exquisite product. Such is the way Bonterra works their vineyards. Using a farming method that is described as “biodynamic”, a holistic approach is taken to growing the grapes and maintaining the vineyard. It is a practice that wants to maintain a harmonious balance between the ecosystem and the health of the vines. The result is a well-balanced wine with a savory profile. We recommend you try Bonterra The Roost Single Vineyard Chardonnay (2016). The notes of apple and lemon are certain to be crowd pleasers. The practice of meticulous craftsmanship and mindfulness for nature is also embedded in the horological practices of Audemars Piguet. Creating timepieces that master technology and innovation while also acknowledging the connection to the arts and nature, Audemars Piguet provides the best of all worlds. Since 1992, the company has been contributing through awareness- raising endeavors to world-wide forest conservation. Truly embodying both the finest in luxury while being conscientious of the environment.
High standards for pristine quality is the hallmark of a sought-after product; wine is no different. One thing we love about Chateau Cap Leon Veyrin Listrac-Medoc Cru Bourgeois (2015) is that in order to have the Cru Bourgeois designation, a stringent set of tasting and testing methods are applied every year in order to ensure it receives the designation. This demand for quality perfection is evident in every rich and silky sip, delivering black cherry and earthy spices. With their vertically integrated production, Patek Philippe ensures each timepiece from conception to production is handled in-house. This independent watchmaker has well-guarded their technological leadership and continually improve the quality and long-term reliability of their luxury timepieces. The quality embedded in each Patek Philippe helps to make it a heritage timepiece to be enjoyed by generations.
Knowledge and experience go a long way when crafting something superior. The brut coming out of California winery Domaine Carneros is one such example. Winemaker Eileen Crane has been demonstrating her skills and expertise for the last 30 years. A bottle of the 2014 Ultra Brut is no exception. With very little sugar added, deftness is required to craft the perfect bottle. Vibrant, piercing and refreshing, a bottle of these bubbles are simply delightful on the palette. The knowledge and expertise needed in horology are evident in the timepieces created by Ulysse Nardin. For more than 170 years, they have acknowledged their sea-faring past and have remained focused on the horizon of the future. Remaining steadfast in their quest of precision and ingenuity, routinely, they create beautiful timepieces that showcase their knowledge and experience.
As you raise a glass of your favorite vino this year, what are you going to have on your wrist? Our passion and years of experience combine to give you unsurpassed service. Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jewelsintime or give us a call at 561.368.1454 to see how we can help you find your next great timepiece!