Daily Archives: August 17, 2019

2014 Château de Belcier Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

There are a lot of interesting aspects to this wine. First up, we reviewed the 2012 vintage two years ago (don’t remember seeing a 2013 at Costco but I may have missed it) and really enjoyed the wine rating it 88 points and we found it to be a great value for the price which was then $10.  So I …

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Lunch with Paillard, Solaia and Biondi-Santi

Had a nice lunch in the garden with Robin and Nikolai. I brought Champagne, and they stepped things up a notch with two famous Italians. Champagne Bruno Paillard Assemblage 2009 France 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 20% barrel fermented. Aged seven years on lees, then 18 months in bottle (disgorged September 2017) before release. Dosage 5 g/litre. Quite a rich …

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DAWA judge profile: Mathieu Gaignon

With a wealth of experience in Michelin starred hospitality and some of the world’s most famous restaurants, Mathieu Gaignon is a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019 Mathieu Gaignon has over twenty years’ experience as head sommelier and restaurant manager at some of the world’s most famous restaurants, including the 3-Michelin-Star Joël Robuchon au Dôme in Macau and …

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From the archive: Stellenbosch: home of Cape Cabernet

Just a 50km drive from Cape Town, and with the natural beauty, food, people and cellar doors to rival any wine tourism region on earth, Stellenbosch is the biggest drawcard for wine lovers visiting South Africa. And if the district has a trump card in its varietal deck, then it’s undoubtedly Cabernet Sauvignon. But while Bordeaux, Napa, Margaret River and …

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