Holiday friendship and wine

From grand cru Burgundy, to top Bordeaux and exquisite Champagne, I may have had enough wine for 2020 ūüėČ 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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Ringing in 2019 with good vintages (not “great”)

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com¬† 11 January 2019 After an annual holiday dinner with wine loving pals – this year at the French embassy in Washington D.C. – the overriding theme was “good” vintages. Neither “off” nor “great”, but vintages that sometimes get overlooked by critics seeking to obtain fame with 100 point scores. And […]

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Grand Cru Tour at Maison Louis Latour

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 18 May 2016 Perhaps the most memorable dish was the first: ravioli, langoustines and crab meat set in a¬†delectable emulsion¬†de¬†crustaceŐĀs. Magnificently paired with Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2000 – from a jeŐĀroboam bottle. The wine was full bodied yet vibrant and simply delicious. Then came the¬†SupreŐāme de Volaille, with¬†morilles […]

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Haute Couture at Haut Bailly

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com¬† 30 June 2015 This is one of a series of articles on some superb lunches and dinners I was lucky enough to attend during the intense Vinexpo week in Bordeaux in June 2015. Keep checking my website for more Vinexpo highlights throughout July 2015!¬† Dinner with Pingus, Le Pin, Bonneau […]

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