Whether you appreciate, collect, or like to entertain friends, Lelañea will guide you with educational wine tastings. With personal at home training, she’ll introduce you to obscure wines you might not be familiar with and will shed light on what it is you do or do not like in varietals. You will learn wine lingo, how to identify flaws in wines and support palate evolution (ensuring you never consume a “corked” wine again) as well as how to navigate wine the wine lists at your favorite restaurants.
Lelanea’s worked with Michelin star restaurants comprised of million dollar inventories. Whether you’re a novice looking to start a cellar or a collector who wants to expand their current inventory she can contour a management system for labeling and documenting of incoming and outgoing wines. Your system will always be updated and accurate. She will design your cellar to facilitate what wines to hold and for how long, when to sell and what methods of selling will generate the most profit. (There is nothing worse than drinking a wine that is truly too young and nothing sadder than opening a bottle past its prime.)
Need a sommelier to put together a tasting menu for your next dinner party/event? Lelañea will pair a selection of wines with your menu, based on your budget and will even somm the party. She will answer all questions the guest might have, as well as, introducing each wine with the food it is paired to. It’s an at home restaurant experience that will have your guests in awe! Having a personal somm on speed dial will ensure you always have the most resourcful information accessible in times when needed most.
Cellar Design & Purchasing
For those looking to develop a wine collection or need help altering & maintaining a current collection, Lelañea will help tailor an inventory based on your budget, bottle capacity, and interests. A beneficial service for anyone looking to collect whether it is an entry level cellar, an inheritance, personal, or a financial investment with the intentions to flip and sell back to the market. Lelanea has the resources to access collector wines of the most superior vintages and obscure regions; wines that will bring great esteem to any collection big or small.
Cults and Unicorns
Lelañea has over a decade of personal relationships which allows her access to wines and wineries that are not available to the mass market and are not sold in all wine shops. With these relationships, she cancatapault your collection to a more prestigious level. Not all wineries accept guests who are not in the trade, not all have tasting rooms and not all wine makers are approachable. Lelañea can tailor and curate your travel experience by making sure you get to see and taste the best wines, from the most spectacular cellars. Why limit your exposure to vineyards of Northern California? Let’s go to FRANCE, SPAIN or even PATAGONIA where some incredible pinot noir is being made.
The majority of wines kept at home are stored in poor conditions that limit their shelf life. Wines (depending on what wine) can be stored and held for years, if not, decades when it has the correct storage conditions. You do not need an underground cave to do this, but you do need the right location, temperature, humidity and more. Lelañea will work with you regardless of how small or large your inventory is to ensure that your wine will be fresh and maintain the best quality when you decide to pop it for that next dinner party.