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A Taste For Life 2007

by Chuck Hayward

We are pleased to invite you to 'A Taste for Life 2007' - a 'Taste' of a different flavor.

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Dinner and Tasting with Pierre Lurton of Cheval Blanc and Yquem

by Chuck Hayward

On Tuesday, Nov 6, JJ Buckley hosted a dinner with special guest Pierre Lurton, the director of Chateaux d'Yquem and Cheval Blanc. The dinner was held in Victor's Room on the 32nd Floor of the Westin St. Francis Hotel, looking out over the entire city of San Francisco. The food was prepared by renowned chef Michael Mina.

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Alsace Day 6 - 09 June 2007

by Chuck Hayward

This is our last full day of the trip. Time to taste through the whole line-up at Weinbach, eat a home-cooked lunch, traipse through the vineyards, gorge ourselves on one final dinner, and then fly back across land, sea, and land to get back to the daily grind.

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Burgundy/Alsace Day 5 - 08 June 2007

by Chuck Hayward

The ground is a bit wet this morning from some brief showers early in the AM. Not everywhere is wet, as the micro-climates in Burgundy seem even more intense than those of the San Francisco Bay Area. The storm remnants trickles in small rivers down the clay and sand driveway of Domaine Ponsot, located in Morey-St-Denis.

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Burgundy Day 4 - 07 June 2007

by Chuck Hayward

Things are starting to wind down here, as tomorrow is our last day in Burgundy. We left the hotel a little later in the morning (yay, three whole hours of sleep this time!) and spent the day at a slightly more leisurely pace.

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