Last Thursday we started a new series that we're very excited about. We had our friend Helen Johannesen - the sommelier behind LA favorites Jon & Vinny's
, Son of a Gun
, Trois Mec
, Petit Trois
, and Trois Familia
- led a small group in a discussion about her favorite wines of the moment in celebration of the opening of her new shop, Helen's
, located in the very back of Jon & Vinny's. We had very special guest Carrie Brownstein join Helen in convo and the rest of us set up a classroom style discussion in what is just the first in a new series. Here are a few of our favorite snaps from the night.
The setup at CV West Hollywood with notepads for the "students" in attendance.
Helen's pick for rosé to start off the evening - the perfect new wine for these warmer days and nights.
Front row students included the Streicher sisters - Kristie, Ashley, and Jenn - and Molly McNearny.
Helen and Carrie talking Pinot Noirs, tannins, what to look for on a label, and more.
A few of Helen's favorite wines of the moment.
Clare talking about the new series at CVWH - and what's to come, including the launch of Helen's
new wine delivery service, local to L.A.
Clare and Molly with her new CV x Helen's tote - perfect for Summer picnics...à la prochaine.