Euripides is said to have observed, “Where there is no wine there is no love.” This was not the case when our wine scribe Jim Walker and his wee band of intrepid imbibers paid a visit to Château Latour. Continue reading “O! BORDEAUX – LUST LOOMED LARGE AT LATOUR”
O! BORDEAUX – A SWEET SOJOURN IN SAUTERNES
Back in the late spring of 1988 our wine scribe Jim Walker, his wife Hélène and several friends spent a week drinking their way around the finest watering holes in Bordeaux, France. Join them now as they visit one of the very best … and sweetest.
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O! BORDEAUX – A DAY IN PAUILLAC
We join our wine scribbler Jim Walker and his fellow oenophiles as they embark on another day of their fabulous 1988 tour of the Bordeaux wine region. On that day they visited the Pauillac where they met up with Jean-Michel Cazes of Château Lynch-Bages and Château Pichon Longueville Baron. Continue reading “O! BORDEAUX – A DAY IN PAUILLAC”
O! BORDEAUX – SOJOURNING IN SAINT-JULIEN
It was the spring of 1988. Our wine scribe Jim Walker and his merry band of topers had embarked on a wine aficionado’s dream visit to Bordeaux, France. On the fourth day they found themselves in the Bordeaux appellation of Saint-Julien where they toured Château Ducru-Beaucaillou and enjoyed a splendid lunch there with its owners, the Borie family.
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O! BORDEAUX – REVELLING ON THE RIGHT BANK
It was the spring of 1988. Day three of an oenophile’s dream visit to Bordeaux dawned for our wine scribe Jim Walker and his troop of thirsty tipplers. The day’s destinations … Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. Continue reading “O! BORDEAUX – REVELLING ON THE RIGHT BANK”
O! BORDEAUX – GRAVITAS IN GRAVES
Our wine scribe, Jim Walker, his wife Hélène and two other couples embarked on an oenophile’s journey of a lifetime to Bordeaux, France. Their saga continues as they explore the tasty treasures of Graves. Continue reading “O! BORDEAUX – GRAVITAS IN GRAVES”
O! BORDEAUX – ARRIVAL
A personal ad in the travel section of The New York Times many years ago started the whole thing. A few months later our wine correspondent Jim Walker, his wife Hélène Buisson, and two other couples embarked on what would truly be an oenophile’s trip of a lifetime. Here’s how it all began. Continue reading “O! BORDEAUX – ARRIVAL”
THAT OTHER CHÂTEAU IN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
You can’t miss it as you motor along D17 towards the storied town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape — the neo-gothic castle looming high on the hill to the right, standing guard over countless rows of impeccably tended vines. That the imposing structure and the family that owned it would figure prominently in our wine scribe Jim Walker’s vinous adventures is just one of those serendipitous occurrences. Continue reading “THAT OTHER CHÂTEAU IN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE”
“COME QUICKLY, I AM TASTING THE STARS”
As the holiday season quickly approaches, one’s thoughts naturally turn to … Champagne! At least that’s what our wine contributor Jim Walker says. Following are some thoughts, facts, quotes and experiences about the blessed bubbly that he has uncorked for us.
A PAIR OF NAÏFS IN BURGUNDY
Thirty-four years ago our wine scribe Jim Walker’s wife Hélène encouraged him to join her in Paris and then make a side trip to Burgundy. It turned out to be the best invitation he ever accepted.