Casual elegance, refined wine comfort at Château Le Pape

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  4 February 2016 As most of us #winelovers plan for better weather this spring and summer for trips to wine regions, we seek great places to stay, that combine comfort, elegance and wine nirvana. So if you are going to Bordeaux, I finally focus on a stay at Château Le Pape, […]

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Bordeaux 1966, fifty years on (and other surprises)

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  13 January 2016 I have to thank my lucky stars for the great wine loving friends I have in Washington D.C. Since I am turning … 50 in December this year, I wanted to organize a 1966 dinner. And so six of us gathered at the famous wine friendly restaurant […]

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Haute Couture at Haut Bailly

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  30 June 2015 This is one of a series of articles on some superb lunches and dinners I was lucky enough to attend during the intense Vinexpo week in Bordeaux in June 2015. Keep checking my website for more Vinexpo highlights throughout July 2015!  Dinner with Pingus, Le Pin, Bonneau […]

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2014 Bordeaux in barrel: smoking Graves

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com MAIN BORDEAUX 2014 BARREL TASTING PAGE 15 May 2015 My faves: Among reds, Haut Brion rather rules the roost, but watch out for an excellent and (hopefully) well-priced Domaine de Chevalier red and the usually fine Haut Bailly. Pape Clement has more linearity than I can ever recall – and that’s […]

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