Wine from Bordeaux, France

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Ritz-Carlton Wine Dinner with Chateau Talbot Owner Jean-Paul Bignon

Do you love fine Bordeaux wine from Saint Julien like Chateau Talbot? Do you crave the excellent cuisine and luxurious service of the Central Park Ritz Carlton? Chateau Talbot Owner… More »

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Union Des Grands Crus De Bordeaux Comes to Stormy New York City

The Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux came to NYC yesterday just as a storm descended on the city. The 2012 vintage was showing well … particularly the Merlot, though… More »

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Phenomenal Femmes Dinner Tonight with Lilian Barton

    It was so great to see Lilian Barton Sartorius yesterday at the Union Des Grand Crus de Bordeaux tasting in New York City. Despite the snow storm, the… More »

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Visiting Pessac-Leognon – in London!

“It’s so nice to see you!” I said to Christine Perrin Lescuyer, whom I had just seen days before in Bordeaux for En Primeur. Decanter Magazine has some of the… More »

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Chateau-Figeac Vertical & Lunch

“This 2013 is delightful!” a fellow journalist said, trying the new vintage after a vertical of Chateau-Figeac and Petite-Figeac  starting from the 2003 vintage (with three vintages of Petite-Figeac, including… More »

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Ban du Millesime de la Commanderie Du Bontemps April 2, 2014

It was so much fun to see my friend Aline Baly of Chateau Coutet all decked out in a yellow robe for the Ban du Millesime de Commanderie Du Bontemps… More »

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En Primeur: Checking in With Smith Haut Lafitte

It was great to see SHL Technical director Fabien Teitgen, and owners Florence and Daniel Cathiard at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte last Wednesday at the Chateau for the tasting of… More »

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Professor Dubourdieu & Olivier Bernard Discuss the 2013 Vintage

On April 1st, 2013 Professor Denis Dubourdieu from the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences of Bordeaux University (Oenological Research Unit) gave a presentation to journalists who have gathered to… More »

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En Primeur: Experiencing Chateau Fourcas Hosten

“Welcome!” is the greeting from the charming Mommeja brothers, Renaud and Laurent, as they welcome me into their incredibly restored chateau that dates from the 18th century, and is designed… More »

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Tasting the 2013 Vintage at Cheval Blanc

  The tasting at Cheval Blanc on April 1st was extremely well-attended, drawing journalists from all over the world as well as key figures in Bordeaux such as Kees Van… More »

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En Primeur Welcoming dinner at Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion

Fabulous evening at Chateau Pavie on March 31, 2014, as journalists from all over the world gathered to embark on a week of tasting the 2013 vintage. After a gorgeous… More »

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2013: Experiencing Chateau LaFaurie-Peyraguey

“Welcome!” says amiable, dark-haired Eric Larramona, appearing beside the magical gate of Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey. M. Larramona oversees the vineyards at this magical first growth Sauternes estate with its varietal of… More »

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