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The lights were on; we looked around and realized we were the last table at the restaurant.  We looked at the two glasses of Chateau d’Issan -1979 and 1995 and thought what a shame! The wines were still closed and it would be nice if they had served the wine at the beginning of the wine dinner.

The dinner was at the Bostonian restaurant organized by Watson’s Wine.  It was a week’s events highlighting Chateau d’Issan and the owner Mr. Emmanuel Cruse was in town to host the dinners and tastings around town. (more…)

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Ch Pontet Canet

A 5-course dinner at H-One accompanied by 10 vintages of Chateau Pontet Canet with a finishing touch of a glass of Cognac Tesseron.  All the wines were direct from the Chateau and the owner Monsieur Alfred Tesseron was in town to host the dinner.

Chateau Pontet Canet, a fifth growth from Bordeaux which I visited last summer with my husband.  The tour included a lunch at the Chateau and Monsieur Alfred Tesseron also hosted the lunch at the Chateau’s dining room. (more…)

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Ch Simard

Chateau Ausone, one of the Premier Grand Crus from St Emilion is also the owner of Chateau Simard.   I was so pleased to have the opportunity to taste 2 vintages from this Chateau – 1990 & 2005.   It was over a European cuisine in a small cozy bistro in the quiet part of North Point. 

St Emilion wines in general have softer tannins and more body as they are Merlot based red wines. The wines were 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. (more…)

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The idea of roasting a lamb from New Zealand serving with Bordeaux red was very tempting.  It wasn’t long that the idea came to fruition, with many lamb lovers and wine enthusiasts jumped with joy and joined the feast. (more…)

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Artist: Joe Petruccio

What do you know about 1961?

It was one of the greatest vintage in Bordeaux.

It was the year that JF Kennedy stepped into the Oval Office in Washington DC.

It was the year that East Germany constructed the Berlin Wall.

It was the year that “Are You Lonesome Tonight” by Elvis Presley, “Moon River” by Henry Mancini and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens topped the Chart.

In January 2010, it is the year that I tasted a1961 Bordeaux. (more…)

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This dish may sound simple, but I could assure you there was lots of preparation that went behind the scene.

The duck was marinated with clove, salt and pepper for 15 hours, then slow cooked in the oven for 2 hours then grilled until brown.  After that, the skin and meat were shredded into pieces and put aside.  Next was to prepare the broth with what was left with the duck – the bones.  (more…)

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BBQ SpareribsIt was the night of the 25th; I was sipping a glass of white wine with friends in a nicely decorated kitchen while watching my husband preparing the Christmas feast.  A tasty feast for the holiday……

BBQ Spareribs with mixed vegetables

Pork Tenderloin in garlic sauce

Roast Chicken with rosemary (more…)

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Burgundy is a difficult region to understand.  The classification of Burgundy is sometimes quite confusing.   If we compare the classification system of Bordeaux and Burgundy, there are about 60 names protected under the AC system in Bordeaux where as in Burgundy there are 10 times more. (more…)

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The story behind the label and the faces behind the vineyards are all fascinating to me.  Having the opportunity to meet the owner of Chateau Lynch Bages is the main attraction for me. (more…)

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Slow Cooked Oxtail in Red Wine Sunday brunch at home – pate with French bread, slow cooked ox tail in red wine sauce and freshly baked Yorkshire pudding on the side. Sound yummy and was indeed very delicious. (more…)

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