Every wine has a story. Wine can have a longevity in our memories and that same wine can have different meaning, relevance and memories when had by others. The same holds true for other 'things' created with passion and art, be it a song, a movie, a painting, couture clothing or even handbags. A true test of a 'things' impression on culture and society is its ability to transcend time.
With the help of CEO & Founder Jennifer Bell of SUGARSGONE we pair 4 time-tested, iconic handbags with wines of similar character.
Hermes Birkin Bag
The Hermes Birkin has a long, iconic, reputable history inspired by Jane Birkin, an actress from the 60's. It's not only the quality of the leather, but also the reputation behind the brand. It is almost unattainable and only few will ever own a Birkin.
Pairs with: any of the four (4) Bordeaux Premier Crus which are, since the 1855 classification system the best you can drink, if you can afford them. Château Latour, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Margaux and Château Haut-Brion. To give an idea of price, a '09 Château Haut-Brion will run you about $2,500 retail.
Gucci Jackie Bag
The Jackie Bag is named after Jackie Kennedy, she wore it throughout the 70's. It is a staple that Gucci carries year after year, not seasonal or trendy, you can take it from day to night. It can be moderately priced or priced very expensive, depending on materials used.
Pairs with: A classic California Cabernet from Justin Winery. Justin has a few different versions of their Cabernet starting from their entry level Justin ($29), to their flagship, refined, complex Justin Isosceles ($70).
Louis Vuitton Neverfull
Louis Vuitton Neverfull is a bag that goes with everything, basic and classic. It is a good entrance into the Louis Vuitton family, as it is not seasonal and a classic style.
Pairs with: A crisp entry level 2011 Settecieli Pinot Grigio, crisp, apples and clean to the finish. You can never be too full of this Pinot Grigio ($20).
Chloe Marci Bag
The Marci bag has only been out for a couple of seasons, but has turned a few heads. It has cultivated a following for the modern, stylish, bohemian girl who is independent thinking and not a follower. Sturdy and practical but enjoyed by the ones who know the brand and style.
Pairs with: Something of a head turner from a region known throughout the world for their Ports, Douro,Portugal. Go for the 2012 Quinta do Crasto "Old Vines" Reserva Douro, rich, full yet delicate and complex. ($30)
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