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Bordeaux Wine tasting in the Medoc and a nice Surprise!

A return to Bordeaux and a nice surprise Wednesday July 2 After a few fun, hot days in Chateauneuf, I made it back to Bordeaux to blind taste the already legendary 2005 vintage. Today was an easy schedule. Coffee, a simple lunch and a light dinner in the Medoc. Of course that is if your

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Visiting Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes, Beaucastel and others

Tuesday, July 1 Visiting Chateauneuf du Pape brought me to Clos des Papes, Beaucastel, Avignon & more… 07 Clos des Papes rocks! I tasted multiple samples today. Probably from 6 to 8 different samples in all. It was one of the finest examples of 07 Chateauneuf I tasted. If you like elegant, ripe, powerful wines

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Traveling to Chateauneuf du Pape, Bonneau, Charvin, Beaucastel

“Drink good wine with friends. Drink your great wine with a lover.” Monday June 30 From Pape Clement to Chateauneuf du Pape. And why not?  If it was good enough for the Pope, it’s good enough for me.  After all, man cannot live with only Bordeaux in his cellar, can he? It is hot. No,

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Bordeaux wine break in the French Rivera, Monaco, Nice and more!

Bordeaux to the French Riveria and back again makes a perfect weekend.

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La Clotte St. Emilion Home of Troglodytes, followed by belching beef!

La Clotte St. Emilion, Home of the Troglodytes and belching beef!  Friday June 27 If you want the most out of your visits to any wine country, you really need to get to know the people living there and check out places and wines that are new to you. It is fun visiting the big,

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What’s wrong with liking Missionary at La Mission Haut Brion?

  I’m on a Mission, or is that at La Mission Haut Brion?  What’s wrong with liking missionary at La Mission Haut Brion?  Thursday June 26 As it was approaching noon, lunch was calling me name. Francois Mauss is my guest today for lunch at La Mission.  Francois is always fun. As he knows everyone,

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