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2007 Bordeaux wine pricing, Libourne market, Grape Radio Lunch

2007 Bordeaux wine pricing difficulties, the Libourne open air market and lunch with the folks from Grape Radio Sunday June 22 I had a blast at the Libourne open air market this morning. I love it! It is so French. Cheese, meat, fruit, fish, bread, everything you need for the kitchen. But being an American,

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Jonathan Maltus, Stephan von Neipperg and Valandraud Verticals

Canon La Gaffeliere, Jonathan Maltus wine, dinner with the infamous Jeffrey Davies and Valandraud goes Vertical! Sunday, June 22 No rest for the weary. Or is that wicked?  I’ve been much too busy to find time to be wicked, so weary it is. The day started off bright and early with a visit to Canon La Gaffeliere

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Tasting Bordeaux wine, and a Hospitaliers de Pomerol medal for moi?

A medal for moi! After a busy day Tasting Bordeaux wine , it was time to dress for a dinner. I was not told where we were going.  All I knew was, wear a suit and tie and be ready.  Before the trip, a good friend of mine demanded I send a resume to attend

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Le Pin Barrel Tasting, La Conseillante, Vieux Chateau Certan in Pomerol

An amazing day in Pomerol Friday, June 20 The day started at La Conseillante with Jean-Michel Laporte for a look at the three current vintages and a taste of the second Bordeaux wine of La Conseillante, Duo, produced for the first time in 2007.  It was interesting comparing 2006 La Conseillante with 2005. 2005 is

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St. Emilion wine tasting Clos Fourtet, Clos St. Martin, Troplong Mondot

Clos Fourtet, Clos St. Martin, Troplong Mondot and L’Ami Louis in Bordeaux! Thursday June 19 This morning is a picture perfect day in the vineyards. The sun is shining and it is already hot at 9 in the morning. Tomorrow, and the next day it is going to get even better. What could be better right

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Wine Tasting at Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton and Valandraud

Wednesday, June 18 Napalm in the morning or Latour? I decided to start the day with Wine Tasting at Chateau Latour   Wednesday started off bright and early at Chateau Latour.  While Robert Duvall as Lt. Kilgore in “Apocalypse Now” might have loved the smell of napalm in the morning, I prefer the glorious cassis

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