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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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Apirl 4 - Dinner at Pavie with Gerard Perse

by Chuck Hayward

Our visit to Chateau Pavie and with its owner Gerard Perse is one that I feel you really need to read. Because many of our customers buy the various wines of Perse, and Robert Parker speaks so highly about this man and his operation, I needed to see for myself. What was it about this controversial operation that made it possible to create wines of such quality?

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April 4 - Lunch at Cheval Blanc

by Chuck Hayward

Today we had lunch at Cheval Blanc with Pierre Lurton, Director of Cheval Blanc as well as Chateau d’Yquem (the only director in Bordeaux to oversee two first growths). As you might expect…this was another worldly experience.

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April 3 - Dinner at Leoville Las Cases

by Chuck Hayward

We were greeted by Jean-Hubert Delon at the main chateau where we tasted the ‘05s (Foque de Nenin, Nenin, Chapelle de Potensac, Potensac, Clos du Marquis, and Leoville Las Cases).

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