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Wine Meets Wine Art

Penfolds is a top wine producer and one of the most recognizable brands in Australia. Penfolds Grange, a Shiraz (Syrah), is Australia’s most collectible wine. I own a 1999 Penfolds Grange, and mine is pictured below. In most Penfolds…

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Beaucoup de Vins de Bordeaux!

With Count Stephan von Neipperg of Château Canon La Gaffelière and my purple teeth at the private 2010 Vintage Tasting event of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (Great Wines) this past Saturday in Los Angeles, the second…

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The Grand Lady of Pauillac

Anyone who knows me understands my love of French culture…style, fashion, design, art, history, cuisine, but most especially, French wine. Last evening I enjoyed this elegant, magnificent wine…a 1999 Bordeaux from Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. This wine…

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New Year, New Look for the Grape Gazette

Year Two of the Grape Gazette brings a New Look…a sharper, more vibrant version of the “Grape” photo, a fresh layout and crisp typeface that reflect my love of simplicity in design. I have added the new Category drop-down…

Happy Birthday Grape Gazette!

The Grape Gazette is one year old! The time has gone quickly as I embark on a second, even more exciting year sharing my wine experiences with you. I ended the year appropriately, tasting wine in Paso Robles, California.…

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Happy New Year from the Grape Gazette!

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” Plautus At Booker Vineyard Paso Robles, California, over the weekend… Until next time…à votre santé and Happy 2013! Photo by Christine Humphrey ©2013…

Merry Christmas from the Grape Gazette

“What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others”…Diogenes On this Christmas Day, enjoy someone else’s great wine! Until next time…à votre santé! Photo by Christine Humphrey ©2012…

Chocolate and Wine…The Perfect Pairing

Trader Joe’s is selling these two great holiday collections of chocolates, some with wine pairings in mind:  A perfect last minute stocking stuffer for your wine lover is chocolate, and Trader Joe’s has two collections that are excellent choices.…

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Le Petit Jacob, Paris

During my recent trip to Paris, I found this inviting little “Bio” wine bar for déjeuner. (French for lunch). Le Petit Jacob, 40, rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Pres. +33 (0)6 25 84 33 15 Le Petit Jacob is a…