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US Congress refuses lobby money, but accepts wine

Here an exclusive news report I did on 5 January 2014. I am holding a bottle of wine with my left hand behind my back.

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Tasting Rocca Sveva Soave Classico Superiore DOCG Castelcerino 2008

Tasting a vertical of Rocca Sveva Soave Classico Superiore DOCG Castelcerino during the Digital Wine Communication Conference in Rioja, October 2013.

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Riesling galore in Strasbourg: with Trimbach and Sipp Mack

By Panos Kakaviatos A tasting of over 10 wines, mostly Rieslings from Maison Trimbach and Domaine Sipp Mack from the Haut Rhin in Alsace. This was an inaugural tasting of a new wine tasting club in Strasbourg France and participants realized that it is hard to go wrong with Riesling Reserve 2010 from Maison Trimbach. […]

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Fête de la Fleur at Vinexpo 2013

By Panos Kakaviatos At Château Lagrange in Saint Julien for the La Fête de la Fleur Tickets were expensive and seating limited, so a million thanks to Barriere Frères for a kind invitation to come to the event. And what a pleasure it was to be at the same table with the company’s director Laurent […]

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Clos des Lambrays and Marquis d’Angerville

Two video reports from these fine properties: one from the Cote de Nuits in Morey Saint Denis, one from Volnay in the Cote de Beaune. The weather was not good in neither… For my full report, lots of tasting notes and photos, click HERE.   Clos des Lambrays with wine writer Jane Anson   Marquis […]

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Soave: then and now

Soave has had a reputation for producing boring wines. I love the 1970s for rock music, television shows (Three’s Company, Kojak, Fantasy Island and many others), soft focus lenses, lava lamps and so much more. James Bond was less an action figure and a far better wit. And I had a great childhood. But  the […]

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Visiting Domaine Sipp Mack in Alsace: winery profile

Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure to visit a wonderful Alsatian wine producer, Domaine Sipp Mack:

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The wines of Alsace: Video at Albert Mann

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Charles Chevallier of Château Lafite Rothschild on the difficult 2012 vintage

For complete notes on Bordeaux 2012 from barrel, CLICK HERE! See my notes for barrel samples from the other Bordeaux appellations in 2012: Back to the main 2012 from barrel page Graves and Pessac Leognan / Sauternes and Barsac / Margaux-Moulis-Listrac / Pauillac / Saint Julien / Saint Estephe / Saint Emilion / Pomerol / Haut Medoc

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Tasting Mouton Rothschild 2012 from barrel with director Philippe Dhalluin

It was a cloudy and rainy Thursday morning at Chateau Mouton Rothschild when wine writer and Decanter.com editor Adam Lechmere joined me to visit Chateau Mouton Rothschild to taste the 2012 wine from barrel. As usual during en primeur tastings at this renowned estate, we were led to and boarded a small golf cart that […]

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