Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling is in Bordeaux tasting the 2007 vintage, but he still has time to taste a few wines from the new 2009 vintage at Vieux-Château-Certan.
A wine merchant told me a story recently about a customer who wanted to return two cases of 1982 Bordeaux, even though the bottles and labels were in perfect condition. Apparently his customer had served the wine at a dinner with friends and everyone around the table was suspicious of the bottles because the labels and capsules were perfect. They looked new. Moreover, the wine was incredibly fresh and beautiful, like it was 10 years younger.
What his customer didn't know was that the two cases came directly from the cellars of the château.
Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling is in England, enjoying his favorite meal of the day, breakfast, but wondering: Why don't we drink wine with the first meal of the day?
After watching the film Julie & Julia, Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling reminisces on his time living in Paris in 1985.
James Suckling attends the Diana Krall concert in London before heading backstage to taste organic and biodynamic wines with bass player Anthony Wilson.
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