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Posted in by Caspar Bowes
25 April 2012
The line-up!Dinner last Thursday evening ?was an exciting event. It took place at Tim's Kitchen, a long-established Cantonese restaurant on Bonham Strand in Sheung Wan. I have attended meals at which European wines are paired with the indigenous food of Hong Kong in the past and find the match works…
Head north from Château Montrose, keeping to the estuary, and one comes to Château Meyney. From these vineyards came one of the great insiders' clarets of the 1980s. Today, the reputation of the wine is deservedly growing again under the auspices of Crédit Agricole Grands Crus, th…
Here's that shot of the topsoil of Vieux Château Certan. It's been many years since I studied soil science, but this seemed to be to be a clay/sand mix. Due to the extreme dryness the region has been experiencing, it does come across as being rather dusty. As I pointed out to a number of the B…
Those who haven't visited Pomerol are often amazed that there is a diversity of terroir under this flat, featureless appellation. The differences are all underground, of course. This shot is taken in Pomerol's "golden triangle", an area that includes not only Vieux Chateau Certan, but Evangile,…
The moat at Chateau Beauregard, where the Union des Grands Crus held its Pomerol tasting todayI always leave too much time to to get to St Emilion and this morning was no different. I found myself on the town's outskirts with half-an-hour to kill before my appointment at Chateau Ausone, thus I gave …
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