In praise of white Burgundy

Dry white outclasses all else By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  10 March 2018 Over dinner at the excellent Charlie Palmer Steakhouse in Washington D.C. this past January, which I can only highly recommend, a few wine loving friends put blindfolds on but we would have picked the white blind or not. As with “blind wine […]

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Valentines Day Pity

Palate shame and pain in a blind tasting By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 14 February 2018 Today is a day of love. I could use some humble pie. A dear friend gathered some people over to his place the other evening for his birthday party and – as he had done two years ago – […]

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Bordeaux 2011 four years on: massive blind tasting, with expectations met and some revelations

20 September 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com What is it like to taste over 150 tannic wines over a long weekend in Bordeaux? Given the very comfortable surroundings of Château Bellefont Belcier, where I was housed, the excellent visits (I discovered a fine Saint Emilion, La Croizille, for example on the opening evening for […]

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Contextual concerns in blind tasting

29 August 2014 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Blind tasting at an international contest as comprehensive as Mundus Vini can be a daunting task. For five days in a row, judges fly to Germany from all over the world. They get up at 6:30 am in order to taste wines from 8 am until about […]

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