Category Archives: Bordeaux

Wine’s changing demographics: An interview with Ed Sands of Calvert Woodley

When Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal published a blog post last month about Ed Sands of DC’s Calvert Woodley wine store, my wife started berating me for letting an out-of-towner scoop me on interviewing one of this area’s … Continue reading

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“Mangia, Mangia!” – Oh, wait, that’s “Manga, Manga”!

This is the first in a series of posts about wine-related books worth giving the oenophile on your holiday list this year. After all, do you really want to risk giving a wine lover a bottle of wine? “ The … Continue reading

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Parker repudiates heaviness?

Jancis Robinson has done it again, displaying her talent for capturing the essence of a story in a snippet of prose, or in this case video. In Robinson’s hands, a Flip camera is a dangerous weapon. On Friday, Robinson posted … Continue reading

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Worth reading this week

In my continuing quest to come up with a regular pattern of posts that can make it easier to keep feeding this blog and also give you readers some consistency about what to expect when you visit, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Parker: Will Bordeaux alienate the U.S. market?

A roundup of recent news from the world of wine: * Bordeaux is in the throes of its annual frenzy of futures (or en primeur) sales as chateaux, buoyed by rave reviews from journalists, release the prices for their 2010s. … Continue reading

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An AmpelWHATapher?

Ampelography is one of the funniest sounding words in wine, a field that’s full of potential puns and double entendres. It means simply, the study and identification of grapevines. And Lucie Morton is one of this country’s leading ampelographers. But … Continue reading

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Malbec Throw-Down at Vinexpo

Vinexpo 2009, which ran 21-25 June in Bordeaux, featured an interesting and obviously intentional juxtaposition. The Wines from Argentina pavilion was flanked by a more modest but still brazen presentation of the wines of Cahors, in southwest France, which considers … Continue reading

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What are you going to drink, dear?

This isn€™t a wine glass, actually, but an impressive and thirst inducing decanter. It is rather tricky to pour from, but it certainly does a nice job of aerating the wine. This was taken at L€™Envers du Décor, a delightful … Continue reading

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