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The Return of Chateau du Trignon

The wines of Chateau du Trignon have not appeared on this blog since we hosted a tasting of 1998 Gigondas back in 2008.  I suspect it has been almost as long since the Cotes du Rhone selections were last sold at MacArthur Beverages.  176 more words

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The Day After the Fairytale

Monday in Paris was cold and grey. It felt empty and lonely and I wanted it to be Thursday. I couldn’t help but see FWB everywhere: in the wine shops on streets in my neighborhood, smiling outside my front door like he always does when I see him. 340 more words

Sablet. A sensuous Southern Rhone wine from one of the most romantic villages in France.

What a fine experience it was to have a vertical tasting of Sablet wines all the way back to 1990 here. And great to meet Jean Autran from… 93 more words


A trip to Essex Golf and Country Club

Years ago one of the members of my dinner club belonged to the Essex Golf and Country Club in Windsor, Ontario. I remember meeting another of my club members and we drove together to go there. 566 more words


Cotes vs. Goats: Punny Things

I will gladly admit that I know very little about wine.  Here is what I know: Pinot Grigio sometimes has a nice citrus flavor that I like.  311 more words

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Les Dauphins Blanc 2013

The Rhone valley has been directly associated with growing grapes and winemaking since Roman times. It’s a region steeped in the history of both Europe and it’s wines. 233 more words


Face to a name

Just the other day I saw a man I didn’t know – at least I didn’t know that the man I was looking at was somebody that I knew. 166 more words

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