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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


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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


The Cult of Brumont: Alchemy in a Glass

I met Alain Brumont at The Stand, over a nice dinner arranged by local wine merchant Elie Boudt, and when I gripped the knotted, platter-sized hand of Brumont in greeting, I was struck with an overwhelming moment of déjà vu. 1,740 more words


Punch Me I'm Dreaming

Deep impenetrable garnet with opaque edges.  Massive candied briar nose, thick and unrelenting, dark and concentrated, packed with disgustingly ripe black cherry.  A beautiful bretty patina of age laced with mascarpone and wilted lily.   179 more words


Madiran and Cahors

Please join me, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton, on Monday March 21st at 7pm for Madiran and Cahors. Discover the tastes of Tannat (newly popular wine from Uruguay but native to Madiran) and Malbec (wildly popular wine from Argentina but native to Cahors) as grown-and-produced on their home turf. 214 more words

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