7 Wine & Snack Pairings for Super Bowl Sunday
February 3rd, 2016
"We love wine paired with cheese, meat, chocolate, Girl Scout cookies … to be honest, we’ll pair wine with pretty much anything—and Super Bowl Sunday snacks are no exception. While the championship game is typically celebrated with beer or hard cider, we can’t help but wonder which vino would highlight the flaky goodness of pigs in a blanket. Fortunately, Danielle Françoise Fournier, an Advanced Sommelier and a Master Sommelier candidate, offered her expertise on game-day snack and wine pairings..."
L.A.’s Best Local Wine Clubs
November 3, 2014
"Wine Director and sommelier Francois chooses the wines which are available in three-, six-, or 12-month commitment. For this month Francois chose wines she felt would pair well with the holiday feast: the 2013 Vin Gris of Grenache from Yorkville Highlands, “the perfect candidate for that versatile, start-to-finish holiday wine,” and the 2013 Valdiguié from the Enzenauer Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley with a “gulp-able vibrancy.”
6 L.A. Wine Bars Perfect For Sipping
November 4, 2014
"Let sommelier Danielle François’ ever-changing wine list take your taste buds on a journey from California to offbeat spots that can range from Alto Adige, Italy, to Kremstal, Austria."
Top 100 Wine Lists in America
October 15, 2014
"We are pleased to honor the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia."
In Los Angeles, Old-Fashioned Glamour or Hip Mixology
June 20, 2014
"Here, too, you will find an eclectic and changing assortment of wines, a list that is likely to include offers from Germany, Austria, France, Italy and New Zealand as well a boutique wine from Santa Barbara. If the Tower Bar has Dmitri, Vintage Enoteca has Danielle Francois..."
Restaurant Review: Here's Looking at You
"Here’s Looking at You could only be in LA’s Koreatown, the dense ethnic enclave west of Downtown. In a sleek space on busy Sixth Street, Jonathan Whitener, late of Animal, puts out a pan-Angeleno small-plate miscellany that can go the route of hamachi collar with Nashville hot spice and apple slivers, or soft shell prawns with avocado, sauce diabla and rau ram. Danielle Françoise Fournier’s small but selective wine list threads the needle with a suite of high-acid reds and whites, whether Onward’s Malvasia Pét-Nat, Sandhi’s Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay or Lieu-Dit’s Loire-inspired Santa Ynez Cabernet Franc."