• Laurel Contributor

From Tuscany with Love

by Courtney Scarborough

Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry Wine Shop Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry has proudly been one of the areas premier estate and modern jewelers, in addition to providing the area’s most prominent art glass gallery.

Now in their 21st season, Owners Joe and Claudia Lazow continue to bring their customers the most impressive jewelry.

Jewelry is a very personal taste, and Joe and Claudia have a very refined palate. Last year brought their 20th season, and Joe and Claudia celebrated by embarking on their newest venture, Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry Wine Shop. Opened in September of 2018, they exclusively carry award-winning wines from Livernano Winery, located in the heart of Tuscany.

No effort or investment is spared to maintain Livernano’s position amongst the world’s most elite winery estates. Combining history and the ancient grapes of Tuscany together with the most modern techniques and technology, Livernano’s wines are unlike any other in the world.

Livernano’s Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (2013) was awarded the silver medal at the LA Country Fair hosted in Los Angeles, as well as holding 95 points on Decanter. The Chianti Classico Riserva (2004) took home the Gold Medal. The Casalvento Chianti Classico Riserva (2009) was named the best Chianti Classico of the year. Janus (2007) carries 94 points on Wine Spectator. Livernano’s white L’Anima (2009) received 90 points on James Suckling.

These are only a small percentage of the impressive awards Livernano has received.

Sylvester and Mozart have been Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry’s brand ambassadors for many years. Greeting each customer and overseeing day-to-day operations left them little time to take on the wine shop as well. With that, they brought in Stoli to serve as the Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry Wine Shop Representative. Known for his people skills and refined taste for well-made wines, he was a perfect fit. Stoli prides himself on his personal interaction with each customer and vast knowledge on Livernano’s wines.

The shop is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.; and Sunday from noon to 5:00 P.M. Stop in and speak with Stoli and learn about all the wines, visit online at www.highlandsfineart.com, or call (828) 526-0656. Visit Livernano online at livernano.it to learn more about this exciting winery.

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