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My Tannat Brings All The Boys in the Yard

Who doesn’t love madiran?

Greasy grimy fruit, dirt under nails, sweat stain on back, August thunderstorm on asphalt, the impossible desire for an almost-legal at the peak of nature’s beauty. 66 more words


Château Bouscassé Madiran 2011


IN A NUTSHELL:  Simply delicious, robust red wine

ORIGIN: France (Sud-Ouest, Madiran)

VARIETALS: Tannat 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 26%, Cabernet Franc 24% 77 more words


Château Laffitte Test, private tasting, London

Château Laffitte Teston

Madiran 2012

What else can we do on a Sunday evening ?

laffitte teston

Relaxing with a friend, and when this friend is a wine specialist, how can I say ? 334 more words


Traditional Southwest France

Political History

The political history of wine in Bordeaux explains in part why the appellations of Southwest France’s “high country” are hidden in its popular shadow. 2,178 more words


Monplaisir, London, United Kingdom


> Monplaisir

Brilliant Friday night out, where we ended up in the London’s oldest french restaurant. The decoration is just amazing, and to be fair, prices are fair too.

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An Update on Madiran

This is my third blog post on Madiran. For a wine that is so hefty in tannins, this is quite a versatile wine when it comes to food pairings. 440 more words

Food And Wine Pairing

Tour de France by the Glass 2016 – Stage Seven, L’Isle Jourdain to Lac de Payolle

At the end of Stage Seven, the peloton will get its first taste of the Pyrénées Mountains, in the form of the estimable Col d’Aspin, a Category 1 climb leveling off just below 5,000 feet.    719 more words