Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Critically Acclaimed Levendi Winery

Levendi Winery has ten generations and hundreds of years of knowledge and experience in wine-making. This history and ability are concentrated and funneled into a high-quality, unique and delicious wine. Levendi Winery was founded in 2001 by David Gianulias, alongside his father James Gianulias, and Todd Rustman, a close friend of the family.

David Gianulias

Right away, there was success when famed chef Wolfgang Puck obtained wine from them for not just his flagship restaurant Spago, but for all his restaurants and locations. Because the brand became popular with high class winos, Levendi Winery gained its own attention. Now, Levendi Winery wines are highly sought after and well-respected in the space of not so many years.

One of the reasons for the success of Levendi Winery can be attributed not only to the hundreds of years of the Gianulias Greek wine-making tradition, but to Allison Doran, the winemaker at Levendi. Formerly a student of the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff, the wines created by Doran and Levendi Winery are consistently receiving accolades and awards. Doran herself has over thirty years of high class wine-making experience.

Levendi is a Greek word, which loosely translated means “a toast to life.” Levendi Winery produces both a lovely Chardonnay and a great Cabernet Sauvignon.

Though Levendi Winery is a relatively small producer at this point in time, their wines are part of the Gold Medal Wine Club. With the current reviews and nothing below 90 and above marks for their wine portfolio, the future of Levendi Winery seems very bright indeed.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Skiing For Children

Skiing is a fun way to exercise and have fun at the same time. Many skiers become parents, and then want to pass on their love of the slopes to their little ones. David Gianulias, a very successful business man from Orange County California, learned to ski at the tender age of two, and has been hitting the slopes frequently ever since.

David Gianulias

There are a few things you need to consider before you get out on the slopes with your little ones. First, be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Just because the temperature is mild when you head out doesn’t mean it can’t change into a blustery snow storm in just a few minutes. Make sure your child is wearing multiple layers, with insulating under layers and a waterproof outer layer.

Of course, make sure that your child is wearing a ski helmet. This is a vital part of skiing, making sure that your child is safe while they go through the learning process. Also make sure they have properly fitting boots, skis and binders. If any of these things do not fit, it can make learning to ski difficult or even impossible. Do not give your child poles right away, as it can inhibit their ability to learn how to turn properly.

Make skiing fun for your child! Don’t let them think of it as a chore. Let them see your enthusiasm for the sport and be positive and encouraging. Skiing can be difficult for little one, but if you make it fun and reward them with praise and positive reinforcement, they may just pick it up in no time.