“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
― Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen

“A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?”
– Oscar Wilde

“Language is wine upon the lips.”
– Virginia Woolf

“Where there is no wine there is no love.”
– Euripides

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”
– Galileo Galilei

“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.”
– Wolfgang Puck

“Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one, you might as well have two.”
– Alain Ducasse

Alessandra Mattanza is enticed by the world of spirits and cocktails, by the magic of mixologists, those masters at mixing liquors, evoking nuances of colors, inspirations, and serendipity. She is also dazzled by the art and mystery of wine making, by the adventurous spirit of some winemakers and enologists, by the seductive power of a good wine, and by the ecstatic pleasure caused by champagne bubbles. She has this same passion for gastronomy and cooking, as an art of living, as a tool of well-being, as pure creation and experimentation, and for the incredible ability and talent of chefs, real food artists, who play with colors and tastes, “painting” a plate with them, as a masterpiece on a canvas. For a full portfolio: