Posts Tagged ‘Kakaviatos’

Alsace: a work in progress

Hello readers! No, I do not mean by the title that Alsace is a work in progress. Well, partly. I mean, there is much afoot in this great wine region that is sometimes confused with Germany. Let’s face it: German shaped bottles, Germanic sounding names. It is enough to drive some producers – such as […]

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Bordeaux 2008 + video!

Did we get carried away just a bit with 2008? Certainly Robert Parker’s scores were very high and the talk of grade inflation abounded. But after tasting from bottle in September last year, and now again in New York, in late January, I think we have a rather fine vintage before us, overall, at relatively modest […]

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Dinner with Bernard Burtschy

Just had a nice dinner with the great French wine critic Bernard Burtschy in Paris. We spoke about Bordeaux 2009 en primeur and largely agreed on a lot of things: we both think that the Left Bank was on average better than the Right bank he also was not as thrilled with the Graves region […]

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The Guardian reports on Bordeaux 2009 and yours truly is interviewed ;-)

Check out the video report from the UK’s excellent daily newspaper The Guardian. They certainly picked some posh châteaux to feature: Mouton, Lafite, Ducru Beaucaillou and Lynch Bages… Interesting comments on the market too. Bordeaux 2009: the best wine of a generation?