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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Ode to Dom Ruinart

290 years old and going strong By Panos Kakaviatos at wine-chronicles.com  23 December 2019 Ever since dear wine loving pal Randall McFarlane organized an exciting vertical of Domaine Ruinart – here an older text about that – I discovered just how amazing the wines from this Champagne house can be. After tasting the 1996 for […]

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Randy McFarlane’s feast of wine at 1789

Haut Brion, Climens, Dom Ruinart, Dauvissat, Barolo – and so much more By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 4 January 2017 Leave it to Randy McFarlane to organize such a great event. I have known Randy and his wife Caroline for over 10 years now, and we get together annually on several occasions to drink and […]

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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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From Barolo 1964 to Palmer 2002: wine with friends

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 25 May 2015 Long weekends, friends and wine. A balmy summer-like evening, time for barbecue as well. We were 8 altogether and enjoyed 10 wines spanning 50 years. Wines in bold I liked particularly, when red and bold even more and when underlined, too, wine nirvana. Flight One / Champagne […]

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