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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Ramonet in Alsace

Perfect tastings and lunch – with Montrachet from Jeroboam – and other treats By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  3 May 2016 What a super surprise to taste a series of great wines from this fabulous Burgundy estate, in the heart of Alsace. The Ramonet family are friends with the BarthelmĂ© family of Domaine Albert Mann […]

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Yes, Napa reds can age very well (and more tales with Washington D.C. winos)

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 8 August 2015 Back in Washington D.C. I flew in to see my mother who is going to have to undergo surgery. At 85 years of age, a delicate matter. It was great to be able to meet great friends from the Washington D.C. tasting group I have known now for […]

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Culinary dream a reality with fine wine in Monte Carlo

How I ended up at Alain Ducasse Hotel de Paris Louis XV, saw many of its 250,000 bottles and entered culinary paradise By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 23 May 2015 Happiness is a great meal. Heaven is an extraordinary meal. In April 2015, I co-hosted a master class of cru bourgeois Bordeaux, for the first […]

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