The revenge of Saint Estèphe

Bordeaux 2016 barrel tasting notes By Panos Kakaviatos for  29 April 2017 Most readers have read the positive feedback from the barrel samples of Bordeaux 2016, including from me.  Yes, there is hype, as usual, and some prices are high (such as for Cos d’Estournel, one merchant told me), but I do believe that […]

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Culinary dream a reality with fine wine in Monte Carlo

How I ended up at Alain Ducasse Hotel de Paris Louis XV, saw many of its 250,000 bottles and entered culinary paradise By Panos Kakaviatos for 23 May 2015 Happiness is a great meal. Heaven is an extraordinary meal. In April 2015, I co-hosted a master class of cru bourgeois Bordeaux, for the first […]

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