Fine signs for Bordeaux 2019

Let’s start with some top Cru Bourgeois By Panos Kakaviatos for 15 July 2020 As you may recall, back in May, I dubbed Bordeaux 2019 the COVID19 vintage. That was not meant to decry quality, but rather to set context. And as I wrote back then, my intention was not to add hype, but […]

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#Bdx17: The Médoc, part II

Assessing Haut-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc and Moulis-en-Médoc By Panos Kakaviatos for 21 May 2018 This section on #Bdx17 from barrel focuses on three Médoc appellations not as famous as those in Part I but known for quality wines at generally lower prices. Certain wines here indeed could constitute bargains… in the longer run. And as we […]

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Diamonds in the rough: Cru Bourgeois 2014

Heterogeneous in quality, the sprawling cru bourgeois category from Bordeaux also can mean diamonds in the rough (This is part 2 of a two-part article on affordable Bordeaux. For part 1, click here.) 22 January 2017 By Panos Kakaviatos for I recently visited Washington D.C.-based fine wine importer/retailer Calvert Woodley. Owner Ed Sands said that shelf space for […]

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