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VERNON IS THE MOST PRIZED SITE AT CONDRIEU, A HILL THAT IS SPLIT IN TWO BY A SMALL STREAM. ITS WINES ARE THE MOST COMPLEX AND LONGEST-LIVED OF ALL CONDRIEUS. THE OLDEST VINES DATE FROM 1936

YOUNG VIOGNIER ON THE COTEAU DE VERNON AT CONDRIEU

JUNE 2015

COTEAU DE VERNON from DOMAINE GEORGES VERNAY approaches sophisticated white Burgundy in its intricacy, and should be drunk when aged at least five or six years. Examples from my cellar of this wine at considerable age have been: the ****** 1976 drunk in November 2009 with the Vernays, the ***** 1983 drunk in October 2005, and the ***** 1996 drunk in July 2011. 

An April 2015 vertical tasting of COTEAU DE VERNON DOMAINE GEORGES VERNAY from 2008 to 2013 has been posted.

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SUMMER 2015 DATES

MONDAY-TUESDAY 13-14 JULY 2015 VACQUEYRAS: FÊTE DES VINS This long standing event – 2015 is the 43rd edition - showcases all the main domaines of the village, and is ideally visited before midday, since the heat gets up, . . . . .

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A BRACE OF RHÔNES FROM UP THE HILL IN CALIFORNIA

WELCOME TO HALCÓN VINEYARDS California’s wine industry during my career in the trade has been one of a constant seek and ye shall find. One thinks of the almost comic invasion of Napa in the 1970s with . . . . .

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SPRING 2015 DATES

SUNDAY 24 MAY 2015 RASTEAU: THE ESCAPADE DES GOURMETS This is a most enjoyable event, with a walk through the vineyards, punctuated by four or five “pit stops”, where a glass is available to assuage the thirst, or . . . . .

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