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Wines of the Wild, Wild “North”West

The opening class for the fall-winter Wine 101 series at Bin 36, located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, was held on Wednesday, September 14th.  Four wines were featured, 2 each from Oregon and Washington.  All were fantastic!  Great questions were … Continue reading

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Weekend Wine Tasting

The setting was the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois…the wines were from Broken Earth Winery from Paso Robles, California, and the winemaker – Chris Cameron- was there to talk to us tasters and share his beautiful wines.  His lovely … Continue reading

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Château Prieuré Lichine -Margaux Appellation, Bordeaux

The last château I visited was Prieuré Lichine. What a beautiful winery! Château Prieuré-Lichine is a Great Classified Growth located in the heart of Margaux appellation (Bordeaux area, France). With 173 acres of vineyards, the Château is produces three red wines … 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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Château Lascombes- Margaux, Bordeaux

The first scheduled visit on my “wine journey” through the Bordeaux wine region, was Château Lascombes in Margaux, which is an area on the left bank of the Gironde. Dominique Befve, Bénédicte, and Karine, made my visit a reality!  Merci beaucoup! … Continue reading

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