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A Taste of Pomerol's Chateau Lafleur with JJ Buckley

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Chateau Lafleur is one of the most-coveted wines of Bordeaux. The exceptional vineyard, is located in Pomerol, next to Chateau Petrus. It’s quite small, just over 11 acres, delivering high quality but low volume. The grand vin is a complex and long-aging, 50-50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. JJ Buckley recently hosted tastings of Chateau Lafleur wines in San Francisco at the city’s acclaimed La Folie restaurant with cellar master Omri Ram.

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Is Wine Gluten-Free?

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

It would seem obvious that wine is gluten-free. Wine is made by fermentation, with yeast transforming grape’s sugars into alcohol. Both grapes and yeast are gluten-free. But additives, barrel-aging and clarification have been highlighted by some articles as potential sources for gluten contamination. This article looks at each of those to see how much risk there really is.

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