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Winery Focus – Chateau Margaux

Winery Focus – Chateau Margaux

On the one hand, what else could one write about Chateau Margaux that hasn’t been written already? On the other hand, IT IS Chateau Margaux – how can you not write about it? Especially when it’s presented by Thomas Bruke – the US Business Development...

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Tasty SOMMary – 2012 Frederic Magnien “Coeur de Roches” Côte de Nuits Villages, Burgundy, France

Tasty SOMMary – 2012 Frederic Magnien “Coeur de Roches” Côte de Nuits Villages, Burgundy, France

前兩天有榮幸和灣區幾位葡萄酒高手一起品嘗幾瓶。結束之後我分別問了每一個他們最喜歡的是哪幾瓶, 每個人的喜好不同, 當天久的種類又多, 有不同的答案也是意料之中的事。但是 (重點來了) ! 大家心中的第一名居然都是同一瓶! 沒錯, 就是我現在推的這瓶喔!  我之前常說 – 貴的酒好喝是應該, 可是便宜的酒好喝才是王道! 今天的這瓶真的就是王道啊!   Frederic 是 Magnien種葡萄的“農人” 家族的第五代。因為對釀酒有興趣, 從小努力學習, 在勃艮第各地跟有名的酒莊實習,也曾經在加州的 Calera...

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Winery Focus – Chateau Malescot St. Exupery

Winery Focus – Chateau Malescot St. Exupery

Yes, I realize this is yet another Margaux property I’m blogging about, but how excited I was when I heard Jean-Luc – the owner and winemaker of Malescot St. Exupery – was in town! This is one of the first Chateaux familiarized myself with from Bordeaux...

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A Perfect Wine Solution to Chinese New Year Dinner!

A Perfect Wine Solution to Chinese New Year Dinner!

上個星期有機會在灣區的都會玩家電台節目上跟大家分享一些我的私家葡萄酒和食物的搭配介紹, 之後很多朋友反應說要我乾脆直接介紹一組好酒讓大家好過年, 省去找酒的煩惱; You asked, and I listened, 所以我這次找了六款可以與各式各樣年夜菜搭配的好酒, 以最好的價錢來分享給每個團友! 這次的重點是不管你是葡萄手新手, 或是身經百練的老手; 喜歡新世界, 或是舊世界; 喜歡年輕酒的熱情水果香, 或是細細品嘗老酒的含蓄, 都可以在這套酒中找到喔! 還有! 眼睛尖的朋友可能已經發現, 這組酒中有三瓶是 08年的!!...

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A Noodle-holic’s Wine Pairing With Ramen – Kotetsu

A Noodle-holic’s Wine Pairing With Ramen – Kotetsu

“Hi, my name is Angie and I’m a noodle-holic”    My ancestors are from the coastal province of Shandong, China, where they are known internationally for Tsing Tao beer.  However, to the people of China, Shandong is known for their abundance of grain,...

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Seven Must Have Rosé For Brosé Time!

Seven Must Have Rosé For Brosé Time!

Happy Labor Day! With summer almost over (or not if you live in California like me, where it is still sunny and reaching triple digits) it is time to gather up all your friends for the last chance at brose time! You may have heard that “real men wear pink”, well you...

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Tasty SOMMary- 2010 Brunello di Montalcino

Tasty SOMMary- 2010 Brunello di Montalcino

Take the most powerful expression of Sangiovese combined with the most spectacular vintage in decades and you just can’t go wrong! Picking an outstanding 2010 Brunello is like shooting fish in a barrel. The only question is: what is your favorite flavor? Here is a my...

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Ah, So this is how to decant a bottle of old wine!

Ah, So this is how to decant a bottle of old wine!

After writing The Perfect Steak and Wine Pairing for a Queen (King)! blog, the number one question I got was “So, how exactly do you open and decant a 30+ year old bottle of wine?” “How to decant a bottle of old wine?” I thought surely there must be...

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