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Magazine Archives: Aug. 31, 2009

Corks Pop in Three Cities

Wine Spectator's Grand Tour draws more than 3,000 wine lovers
Thomas Matthews
Issue: August 31, 2009


As seven o'clock approached on the evening of May 16, hundreds of people stood in line outside the huge ballroom at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Inside, Paul Pontallier, technical director and winemaker at Château Margaux in Bordeaux, meticulously double-decanted the last bottles of the 2002 he was about to serve.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 28, 2009.

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