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About me: Who is Mike Supple?

by Chuck Hayward

On the surface, a BA in French Studies from a small university seems largely useless. Until I ended up on a small vineyard in St-Emilion with shears in my hands racing an impending storm, I would have agreed.

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Bordeaux 2006: More Questions Than Answers...So Far

by Chuck Hayward

Find a flight, book a hotel, rent a car, call the Chateaux, plan the itinerary, re-do the itinerary, book the lunches, book the dinners, make the trip. Get up at 5:30, taste 200 or more wines by 10:00 PM, go back to the hotel, brush teeth, brush teeth, brush teeth, blog all night long, get in the shower at 5:30 AM…repeat for two weeks.

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Tasting Notes are up!

by Chuck Hayward

The following tasting notes were taken during our visit to Bordeaux April 2-7. None of the tasting were blind and most occurred at the individual Chateau or at one of the UGC tastings.

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April 6 - Lunch at Chateau Reignac

by Chuck Hayward

Today I met Yves and Stephanie Vatelot, owners of Chateau Reignac. Yves is somewhat of an inventor. Fifteen years ago or so, he realized after seeing how difficult it was for his wife to perfectly shave her legs (she was a model, so no room for error), he patented a better shaving device that Gillette has since adopted.

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