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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Critics Wine Challenge turns 16

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 11 June 2019 For the third year in a row, I joined several judges in an intense, yet well organized and friendly one and one-half day tasting experience called the Critics Wine Challenge this past weekend, under the direction of Robert Whitley and Rich Cook. This year, 13 judges assessed […]

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