Archive for the ‘Vinexpo 2013’ Category

Haut Bailly celebrates 15 years under Robert Wilmers: fabulous dinner, 15-vintage vertical

By Panos Kakaviatos Setting the stage one year before  One of my fondest summer memories was enjoying Champagne and sandwiches as the sun set at Château Haut Bailly in August 2012. The estate has superb accommodations for professional guests, such as yours truly. I was working on a travel article at the time and the classically […]


Tasting like James Bond at Vinexpo 2013: Ayala and Bollinger

It was Tuesday of Vinexpo at the Bollinger stand where I saw a brand new product announcement with a Jeroboam only format of Bollinger 2000 RD (or recently disgorged). It looked like something out of a James Bond movie: a piano like bar, with a pewter Bollinger branded ice bucket and eight Bollinger flutes designed by […]

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Tasting Paul Jaboulet at Vinexpo 2013

The wines of Paul Jaboulet Aîné During Vinexpo week, I tasted and drank many superb wines, but one stood out more than the others. And you can see why below in the video … Paul Jaboulet Aîné, has been a producer and negociant of excellent northern Rhone Valley wines based in Tain-l’Hermitage since the early […]

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Château La Lagune in June

By Panos Kakaviatos Château La Lagune has been making some great wines recently, but that is no surprise, given the pedigree of its terroir. Relatively high in the 1855 classification – a third growth – its official ranking surpasses that of fifth growths Lynch Bages and Grand Puy Lacoste, for example. For larger formats, please […]


VINEXPO 2013 UPDATED: 15 vintage vertical of Haut Bailly, Harlan, Screaming Eagle, Roulot, Trimbach and more!

By Panos Kakaviatos in July 2013 More tasting note links soon to be activated… Tasting like James Bond with Bollinger and Ayala Champagnes / Update of tasting 2012s from barrel at Chateau Margaux and Palmer / Opening press dinner at Chateau Mouton Rothschild / Rainy but joyful “Tour de France” dinner tasting at Domaine de Chevalier with […]

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