Bordeaux 2019 en primeur

The COVID19 vintage by Panos Kakaviatos for 29 May 2020 As we slowly open things up and muddle through “mask on, mask off”, it is important to take into consideration the common courtesy to wear a mask for shop owners who have to deal all day with customers whom they do not know. While […]

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Bordeaux 2017

Bye-bye big buzz, hello nuance By Panos Kakaviatos for  11 April 2018 It is mid week of the official en primeur week, when thousands of merchants and hacks like yours truly descend to Bordeaux to taste, swirl and spit hundreds of wines in a mad rush to get tasting notes and impressions published. But […]

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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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