Heady wines, heady times

Climate change and the enduring appeal of Châteauneuf du Pape By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  26 June 2019 A joyful ceremony earlier this month to induct 15 new ambassadors to the official fraternity of Châteauneuf-du-Pape – the Eschansonnerie des Papes – ended with soulful singing in the local Occitan dialect. But not before participants gathered in […]

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Unsung? Perhaps, but well done!

The Salon des Vignerons Indépendants  By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Some great values from the Jura, the Côtes du Rhône, the Loire Valley, Saint Joseph and Champagne among others …   19 February 2017 As I prepare my trip to cover Bordeaux en primeur in late March, I took time to taste through wines from […]

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Hong Kong’s culinary delights on Lamma Island

Fish and Châteauneuf. Say what? By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 11 September 2015 Before I went to Hong Kong for the first time in May 2016, several connoisseurs told me how good the food is. Friends like Mike Lux, who travels there regularly. Indeed, you can find many Michelin chefs working in this city of seven […]

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