Tag Archives: #Cabernet Franc

IBM’s Chef Watson- Wine and Chocolate Truffle Pairing

          Last night I had the pleasure of working at an IBM sponsored event at Bin 36 in Chicago. “The product helps professionals across industries solve complex problems and reveal insights from large amounts of data.” (IBM) The component being … Continue reading

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Wine Wednesday Women into Wine Study Group Update

This year seems to be flying by!  I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Our wine study group has had some fantastic sessions. We took advantage of a warm September evening to tackle Rosé and to welcome a … Continue reading

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Beau-Séjour Bécot- Premier Grand Cru Classé – Saint Emilion

My last scheduled château visit was to Beau-Séjour Bécot located just outside the town of Saint- Emilion.  This estate has been making wine since the Gallo-Roman period!  “Beau-Séjour” means “lovely stay” and was named back in 1787 by Gen. Jacques … Continue reading

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Bordeaux’s Smallest Appellation- POMEROL

Of Bordeaux’s major wines, Pomerol is the smallest appellation with just 800 hectares of vines. Pomerol is located to the northeast of the town of Libourne. Merlot, the “king” varietal here, thrives in the gravelly clay soil.  Cabernet Franc, the next … Continue reading

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Château Pichon-Longueville – Pauillac

My second scheduled visit had me heading north to the area near Pauillac.  Classified in 1855 as a Second Growth château, Pichon-Longueville is a grand looking, castle-like building similar to those found in the fairy-tales I read to my grand-daughter! It boasts multiple turrets, … Continue reading

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Bordeaux- An Iconic Wine Region!

As a “newer” member of the enormous, complex world of wine, gaining knowledge through  hands-on experiences is a great tool. I will be departing in less than 10 days for the truly beautiful, historic, and delicious Bordeaux wine region.  Bordeaux’s … Continue reading

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