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 crustacés. Magnificently paired with Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2000 – from a jéroboam bottle. The wine was full bodied yet vibrant and simply delicious. Then came the Suprême 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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