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A Different Kettle of Fish: Dinner at Ducru-Beaucaillou

by Chuck Hayward

When I think of popping open a bottle of Left Bank Bordeaux with dinner, I typically think of medium rare steak. But tonight, Bruno Borie, owner of Second Growth Ducru-Beaucaillou, dared us to think outside the box, pairing his lineup of Cab-based reds with seafood.

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The Super Second That Came In First

by Chuck Hayward

Ducru Beaucaillou, the Second Growth in Saint Julien, hosted the entire JJ Buckley assemblage for the first dinner in Bordeaux. Driving up to Ducru, a grand chateau with sprawling vineyards running down towards the Gironde, was the picture perfect commencement to our evenings in Bordeaux.

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