2014 Bordeaux: Hundreds of barrel samples coming

My new educational blog for Total Wine, too   By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles  On the eve of a week of intense barrel tastings of Bordeaux’s latest vintage, I look forward to what promises to be a classic style in a positive sense. If tasting Chateau Corbin (grand cru classé) and Chateau Canon (premier grand […]

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Zind Humbrecht 2013: buy it!

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  What a treat it was to taste the 2013 vintage at the legendary Domaine Zind Humbrecht estate near Colmar in Alsace. First of all, it felt like the United Nations. From South Africans to Americans, owner Olivier Humbrecht has hired an international cast of wine pros to help out. Take […]

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ProWein 2015: record number of participants

Although I did not make it to ProWein this year, by all accounts it seemed to have a record number of participants, for example as Harpers Wine & Spirits reported: over 52,000 in total, and 7% more than last year. It happens once a year in Düsseldorf, Germany, which once again underlined its reputation as […]

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