Host's Guide Summer 2010: Barware: Champagne

From left: A Merdinger Arabesque 18-karat-gold and titanium Champagne flute ($292); a Colle Bibulo flute ($630, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Abysse Champagne saucer ($210) from Gearys; a Seguso Viro Gold Twist flute ($324, set of 2) from TableArt; a Bollen B89 flute ($65) from TableArt; and a Paola C Tulip goblet ($48) from TableArt. A Christofle Vertigo tray ($1,000) sits atop a Rina Menardi mango-colored maxi plate ($390) from Unici Casa. Fabric is Shelter Cloth in Goldust by Marcie Bronkar for Cloth & Paper.

This young-drinking Perbacco shows Barolo’s softer side…
Proceeds from the sampling of five rare Japanese whiskeys will go to relief efforts in Nepal…
Photo by Mark French
Hanyu Ichiro’s Card Series is a full deck of single malts from a famous but shuttered distillery…
Photo by Randall Cordero
This delectable pinot from Central California has a touch of sweetness and an acidic finish…
The world’s longest-serving malt master has masterfully combined some of the Balvenie’s top stocks…
A blend of 26-year-old Scotch whisky from two bygone distilleries keeps their legacy alive…
Photo by Randall Cordero
Fifth-generation winemaker Joseph Wagner crafts a Burgundian beauty from three California counties…
Fight through the bourbon shortage with these overproof whiskeys…
Even though the spirit contains tequilas up to 49 months old, it is completely translucent…
The whiskey was aged for 17 years in three different environments…