The Famous Crystal Palace

About a minute after Jason Puncheon (he’s one of our own) scored, I noticed that my eyes were a bit watery.  Watery in the same way that they get when I listen to Nina Simone sing “Mr Bo Jangles” (it’s all about the dog).

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Three bottles: The Hosemaster of Wine

How do you introduce Ron Washam, the Hosemaster of Wine?    Two things: First: I’m not sure if there is anyone better at cutting through the confidence trick that is often intrinsic to the business of wine. Second: in a world where offending people appears to border on the illegal, the Hosemaster piles in.  No one is […]

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Paul Pontallier

The first growth châteaux are special places, I’d say Margaux, Latour and Haut-Brion in particular.  But at Margaux there is, and I hope that this will continue, something a bit special going on.

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