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Chateau Dassult's Exquisite Taste

Laurence Brun who succeeded her father and was given the esteemed command of the Grand Cru Estate Chateau Dassault in 1995 which is pictured to the left. At the urgency of Laurent Dassault, she set up a major quality development plan. Fundamental work was undertaken, with drainage and replanting of plots where required. Mass selection Read more…

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A Sweet Summer Night in Milan by TheEngineer

A Sweet Summer Night in Milan by TheEngineer (Wine Board Online Forum) I’ve been in Milan now for a few days on business. Most of my meals have been fruitlessly tossed away in search of the perfect pizza Margerita or on light meals trying to keep my ample stomach from being, well, more ample. Last Read more…

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South African Wines in London by TheEngineer

Back in the UK this week where I am spending more and more of my time. I tend to stay in London in an area called Grosvner Square which is on the West side of London and located immediately between the shopping districts of Oxford Street and Knightsbridge. This usually presents no problem for me Read more…

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Robert Craig Affinity 2006 Garners Top Accolades

Above: Robert Craig Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 paired well with the excellent New York Strip last month at top Dallas steakhouse III Forks. III Forks Steakhouse 17776 Dallas Pkwy Dallas TX 75287 972-267-1776 In San Francisco they KNOW their Napa Valley Cabernet! Jon Bonné of the San Francisco Chronicle recently called Robert Craig Read more…

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Two Italians: 2005 Solaia and 2005 Sassicaia

So who turns down a chance to taste two iconic Italian wines? Certainly not me! Generally I’m begging to get a tastes, especially given the prices of these two, both of which are firmly in the three digit region. The two wines specifically are the 2005 Solaia and the 2005 Sassicaia. Here are my tasting Read more…

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Pretty and Pink from the Penedes

The Penedes wine region in the Spanish province of Catalonia is that nation’s epicenter of art, literature, philosophy, gastronomy and culture.  More importantly, for wine drinkers, it’s where Spain’s famed cavas are made. Cavas, named for the caves within which they are aged.  I recommend the Marques de Monistrol MPX Brut Rose’ Cava. While this Read more…

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