While in Beverly Hills, you can drink and eat as though you are in France. Wine-maker Jordane Andrieu, the owner of a wine estate near Meursault in Burgundy, recently opened a not-to-miss hang-out in Los Angeles. Héritage Fine Wines is a French wine store, tasting lounge, and gourmet boutique… all in one. With an MBA in business/entrepreneurship and a diploma in Oenology, Jordane is excited about sharing the different regions and sensibilities of France through his wine and products.
Héritage is aptly named, reflecting not only Jordane’s heritage of wine making, but also the heritage and authentic quality of his fine French products. The store caters to those with a taste for great French wine, while still affordable to the average wine drinker. Bottles range in price from $15 to $1000. The staff here is warm and friendly, and you can sense their passion about French wine.
Enhancing the amazing selection of wine is the bread imported directly from the famed Poilane bakery in Paris. Add the French fromage they offer from The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, and you are transported instantly to France. Customers can enjoy a wine tasting of six wines that Jordane selects with care, and that change every week.
Sitting at the zinc bar in this cozy, comfortable yet very stylish environment, you will leave with the delightful feeling that you spent the evening in Paris.
Héritage Fine Wines, 9400 South Santa Monica Blvd (corner of Canon). Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 8pm; Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. For information on upcoming events see the offical website: www.heritagebeverlyhills.com
Barbara Gerber is the France Today Ambassador for Los Angeles.