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March 29: Lunch at Chateau Lascombes

by Chuck Hayward

For lunch today we were the fortunate guests of Dominique Befve, General Manager of Chateau Lascombes. While it was a rather overcast day, this did not take away from the beauty of the Chateau and its vineyards.

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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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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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