Iconic Santorini: Vantage point for wine and food and luxury

And safe for COVID19 free tourism Text and photos by Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 7 July 2020 Despite continued COVID19 concerns, many people are taking vacations to relieve 2020 stress for a summer getaway. It is a tricky period, but Greece proves a popular destination, given its solid track record in reacting to the virus. […]

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Wine snapshot: Château Corbin

Sure-to-enjoy from Saint Emilion, with a good price/quality ratio By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 4 June 2020 Ripe plum, red berry and floral aromas beckon drinking from the get go. The bottle was pretty much “popped and poured” but it opened up more in glass. After nearly 10 years in bottle the Château Corbin Saint […]

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Bordeaux 2019 en primeur

The COVID19 vintage by Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 29 May 2020 As we slowly open things up and muddle through “mask on, mask off”, it is important to take into consideration the common courtesy to wear a mask for shop owners who have to deal all day with customers whom they do not know. While […]

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Wine snapshot : Volnay Champans Premier Cru 2010

Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Champans AOC Volnay Premier Cru 2010 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  25 May 2020 It is always fun to asses wine 10 years later. And although the harvest of the bottle that is featured this week has not been in bottle for 10 years, it has been nearly 10 years since […]

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Wine snapshot: Terreno Chianti Classico

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  18 May 2020 Welcome to my new weekly wine feature: “wine snapshot”, where I pick a wine favorite each week. And this week we find ourselves in Italy. Finishing final sips of the Terreno Chianto Classico 2014 reminds me of a wonderful tasting last September at the unique Winery Hotel […]

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Wine snapshot: Château Sociando Mallet 2003

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  11 May 2020 Welcome readers to my first wine snapshot: a weekly feature. Each Monday, I will do a profile of a single wine that I like. And we start things off on Monday 11 May with the fine Château Sociando Mallet. With impeccable gravel over clay and clay limestone […]

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Champagne in the time of Corona. Virus, that is.

“Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday, and there are better days around the corner.”  – Marlene Dietrich By Panos Kakaviatos  27 April 2020 A similar version of this article appeared in winereviewonline.com  Sorry for the weak title: a play on “Love in the Time of Cholera”, but anyway … 😁 Last month on a […]

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Who needs wine experts?

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  21 January 2020 Not too long ago, the highly respected American public news channel National Public Radio asked, “Is wine tasting junk science?” It referred to several academic studies that implied the irrelevance of wine expertise. For example, a 2001 study in Bordeaux caused a stir when a PhD candidate […]

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Holiday friendship and wine

From grand cru Burgundy, to top Bordeaux and exquisite Champagne, I may have had enough wine for 2020 😉 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  13 January 2020 Once a year, old friends gather for a final holidays feast with excellent wines, and this year’s gathering was no exception. Ken Brown coordinated this year’s dinner at […]

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Ode to Châteauneuf-du-Pape

It’s only rock and roll, but I like it.  by Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 28 December 2019 The bottles seemed endless. Fifteen producers had delivered three bottles for a dinner I had organized at the restaurant of the French embassy in Washington D.C. earlier this month. But the restaurant staff received 180 bottles of wine […]

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