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.

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