Yesterday I reported on a sensational burgundy dinner based on the cellar and generosity of New England wine collector Rick (pictured here in the cellar at Twin Farms with his wife Jan, his...
As the focus of many wine lovers' attention is on the new, superripe 2009 bordeaux vintage , it seems appropriate to look at how the vintage to which it is often being compared is performing as...
Here are the notes I took at the tasting of top 1982s just before the Starlight Foundation Dinner last week. All the wines, supplied by Goedhuis, has been doubled decanted three hours...
Our prime minister turned 50 yesterday and our national newspapers today are obsessed by the present sent (or, reading between the lines, promised) by President Chirac of France in these difficult...
If it seems strange to you that I flew 6000 miles to attend a wine-tasting, then you clearly have no conception of the reputation of the 1982 vintage of red bordeaux.
Every December The Sampler puts a particularly dazzling array of 'icon' wines on taste in one of the 10 sets of Enomatic machines that characterise these wine-geek-friendly wine shops in Islington...
The year 1982 is of huge significance in the world of wine. It was the vintage that marked the beginning of the modern era in Bordeaux, when ripe fruit was first accepted as fine bordeaux's...
Red bordeaux from the 1982 vintage has reached that daunting stage when it is so valuable that many of those who have it in their cellars feel they can't afford to drink it. I've observed a sort...
The Los Angeles collector and scientist Bipin Desai ( www.bipin.com ) organised an extraordinary series of tastings at the end of April 2002 to test the quality of the 1982 vintage in...
Preference for the 1982
1982 versus the rest
An overview by Bipin Desai
Professor Bipin Desai writes:
A few thoughts on the conclusions to draw from the 82 blind tasting summary tables.
The question we wanted to answer was :...
What a pleasure it was to taste a range of good to very great wines, several of them already apparently in their prime, and none of them overloaded with alcohol or extract. About 40 tasters had...
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