A generous chum of mine passed by the house the other day with a birthday gift. Lucky me! I opened the small brown (almost leather) box… read more
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When several cosmological events converge into one, and all on the same Full Moon night, at the beginning of July. Just look what happens when a Frenchman (Parisian… read more
Our friends Obelix and Asterix hosted a peaceful tasting of what is now fashionably called ‘natural’ wines. On the evening, all were naturally outstanding, and my… read more
After 38 years in the wine business (NOT trade) and I am just getting to the stage where I am starting to learn about the kind… read more
Cow tail, choclo (corn on the cob), pork tail and pork chop, roast beef, carrots, cabbage, sausage, blood sausage, tongue, bacon, rice, chicken and spinach. With… read more
Time sure flies when you are having fun, vinous or otherwise. Twenty years ago, in Bordeaux, after a pretty warm and early start to the summer,… read more
I am turning the clock back to 1988, springtime in Tuscany, and I am knocking on the door, of a pretty much unknown then, Milanese insurance… read more
I can remember tasting 2005 Ch.Leoville-Poyferre in the ‘En Primeur’ tasting (2006 in Bdx) and thinking what an amazing, powerhouse of an elegant wine it was.
Much to my shock, I read this week that one of the great Buenos Aires classics that opened back in the early 1940’s, has just closed it’s doors forever.
Okay, it’s only a metaphor, but when needed, fits the bill completely, upon this land of Mendocian Malbec and Bonarda. So we have had a first,… read more