Haute Secrets: Bradd Levitan, Founder of Beso del Sol

It’s time to kick off the New Year right and no one knows how to do that better than Bradd Levitan, founder of Beso del Sol Sangria. Beso Del Sol, translated Kiss of the Sun, is available in red and white varieties imported from Spain and is best known for its bag-in-a-box and bottle package design, which stays fresh for up to six weeks after opening, whether refrigerated or not. This delicious wine doesn’t need to chill in the refrigerator overnight to get the fruit flavors to combine with the wine. Simply pour over ice and combine with a few of your favorite pieces of fruit for garnish.

Bradd Levitan CEOPhoto Credit: Beso Del Sol

We caught up recently with Levitan, who attended Brandeis University, to find out what he loves most about Boston.

Where were you born:  Beth Israel Hospital

How long in Boston:  29 years

Neighborhood:  Peabody, MA

Occupation: Wine and spirits entrepreneur

Favorite Restaurant:  Cantina Italiana

Best Sushi:  Nobu

Best Italian:  Cantina Italiana

Best dessert:  Lobster claw at Modern Pastry

Best place for a romantic date:  Mistral

Best Sunday brunch:  Four Seasons Hotel

Best place for a power business meeting:  Westin Copley

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?  Four Seasons

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:  Newbury Street

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches:   European Watch Company

Best Spa:  Mandarin Oriental

Favorite Charity Event:  Ray Bourque charity golf

Favorite Cultural Event:  Freedom Trail tour

Favorite Cultural Institution:  Museum of Fine Arts

Best Steakhouse:  Del Frisco’s

Best Pizza:  Regina North End

Best Lunch:  Large beef with sauce at Kelly’s (Revere Beach)

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  Sports Club LA

Best Massage:  Bliss Spa

Best Limousine/Driving Service:  Boston Coach

Best Museum/Exhibit:  Electricity exhibit at Museum of Science

Describe Boston in three words: Cool, clean, culture

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:    Faneuil Hall

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  Fenway Park

Best Aspect of Boston:   The people