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» No comments   |   Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:13 am

It may be a coincidence, but the legendary Chateau d’Yquem has chosen February to open to the public for the first time in its 400-year history. February, of course, is the month of Valentine’s Day, and it would be impossible to find a sweet wine — or any wine, for that matter — equal to […]

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» No comments   |   Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Dr. Aldo Vaccha is a good friend even though I see him only every five or six years and don’t communicate with him any more often. He is a good friend because I only need to call or write, and he is immediately responsive to my requests and a splendid host when I do visit. He is […]

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» No comments   |   Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

The world has begun the observance of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, and as copies of his First Folio begin circulating the country, it seems appropriate to call attention to some of the Bard’s comments regarding our beloved beverage and its relationship to emperors and kings, especially now that we have  […]

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