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VINEXPO 2015

I came to Bordeaux for short stay between 11th and 16th June, visited Vinexpo on 14th and 15th June, and participated in gala dinners at Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Margaux and Domaine de Chevalier during my stay.

Dinner at Smith Haut Lafitte on Saturday the 13th June kickstarted the Vinexpo week with nice wines and food. More than 400 guests were invited to this dinner.

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480 invited guests (members of international press and several chateau owners) did feel very comfortable and honoured at Chateau Margaux on the 14th June to celebrate 200 years anniversary of architecture at Chateau Margaux and celebrate new cellar and other additions. Great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, great view of the new architecture, excellent food and company and speeches. It was an unforgettable evening/night!

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Relaxed party at Domaine de Chevalier on 15th June 2015. Excellent settings. Woman on the right is Claire Dawson, press responsible at Crus Classes de Graves. It's me on the left. Olivier Bernard and his friends from Burgundy, Alsace, Rhone, Champagne and Porto and perfect arranging of the event by Anne Bernard, made this evening/night very special and one to remember.

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Philippe Dhalluin, managing director of BPDR, welcomed me at the BPDR booth at Vinexpo and treated with line-up of 2014 barrel samples and later invitation to lunch with 1999 Mouton being served. Great hospitality. At same occasion, it was nice to learn to know other members of the staff at BPDR and their work.

Latest news

1. Impressions on 2020, 2019, 2018 wines and several other vintages tasted during my trip to Bordeaux in November 2021 have just been published.

2.full report on the 2020 vintage tasted from the barrel was published in June 2021.  More tasting notes from barrel samples collected in Bordeaux in November 2021 are now published. Please check out chapter "2020 FROM BARREL" in "VINTAGES".

3.full report on the 2019 vintage tasted from the barrel was published in July 2020. 2019 vintage's been in bottle since May/June 2021.TNs on 85 wines tasted in Bordeaux in November 2021 have now been added. Check out chapter "2019 BARREL/BOTTLE" in "VINTAGES".

4. A full report on the 2018 vintage in the bottle was published in April 2021. Several more tasting notes have now been added, all collected in Bordeaux in November 2021. Please check out chapter "2018 IN BOTTLE" in "VINTAGES".

5. The Burgundy blog in the News chapter is a new feature, which includes impressions from Burgundy tastings/tasting dinners attended since November 2018. It'll also include same on tasted wines from Beaujolais' best winegrowers. Believe me that Beaujolais Crus are in the spotlight right now because of incredibly ambitious owners/winemakers! I will go deeper into exploring this wine area in February 2022. 

6. In addition to my website, I also post tasting notes to a well-driven and hugely-scaled website, www.tastingbook.com, where I have almost 9.800+ followers and 2.650+ TNs by mid-January 2022.