Pessac-Léognan (and Graves) pizzaz #Bdx15

And why dry extract matters By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 4 May 2016 Perhaps my overall favorite region in Bordeaux is the Graves region, which includes the since 1987 created Pessac-Léognan appellation that gathers such famous estates of the northern Graves, from Haut Brion and Pape Clement to Haut Bailly and Domaine de Chevalier. It is […]

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Is it mainly silky versus earthy?

Comparing Morey-Saint-Denis with Chambolle Musigny can be treacherous By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  To accompany an order of Kobe beef, a customer at the Chanticleer Restaurant on Nantucket Island took my advice back in 2008 and ordered a Domaine Pierre Amiot et Fils Morey-Saint-Denis Aux Charmes Premier Cru 2003, which I had recommended as full-bodied. He […]

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Bouchard Père & Fils in profile – and recalling a magnificent 1961

Gently sloping vineyards, separated by some of the most charming villages that France has to offer, grace Burgundy’s myriad plots and micro climates, which yield such varied wines from the single grapes Pinot Noir for red and Chardonnay for white. Each time I go, I make it a point to discover a new domain, to […]

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A Consumer Reaction to Natural Wine

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com The natural wine movement is growing although some are calling it a fad. I think a fad aspect exists, especially with the idea that sulfites are evil, that wine should have none. Many of the vins naturels I have tasted in France for example contain little or no sulfites, and […]

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Germany: Brief Introduction and Focus On … Red Wine!

  By Panos Kakaviatos for Wine Chronicles Do not expect an encyclopaedic entry here. You can find plenty of great books on German wines, written by people who have far more expertise than I do. Nevertheless, I will be adding experiences from Germany as this website/blog develops, because I recognize and appreciate the excellent quality […]

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Revisiting 2004 Bordeaux, 10 Years On

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