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Wine Journal

Les Belles Perdrix

his beautiful building is a new bed and breakfast opened by Château Troplong Mondot and the daughters of proprietress Christine Valette. We had the “menu of the day” which was...

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Bistro Paul Bert

The wine list is nothing special at Bistro Paul Bert, but the food was top-flight. My Steak au Poivre was one of the finest I have had in many years....

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T. J. Martell Charity Luncheon

A boisterous group from the music business, in addition to the Baltimore Orioles’ Hall of Fame first baseman, Eddie Murray, made for a noisy, exuberant and fun-filled, decadent lunch experience...

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Events
Wit and Wisdom

This was the first time I had eaten at the relatively new Four Seasons Hotel located on Baltimore’s waterfront. The place was booming and the bar scene at Wit and...

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Vito's Cafe

Some rarities from my cellar were the game plan for another enjoyable, relaxing, casual meal at Vito’s Café. My stock of Piedmont’s great traditionalist, Bruno Giacosa’s Barbarescos and Barolos, is...

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Asador Etxebarri

This restaurant is located in a small village about 50 minutes from the San Sebastián beach front and the Londres Hotel where my wife and I were staying. We had...

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Little Saigon

We ended up a little short on white wine due to the corked bottle of Vatan 2007 Sancerre Clos de Neore. However, the brilliant Zind Humbrecht 1990 Clos St. Urbain Tokay Pinot...

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Vito's Cafe

Another wonderful meal at this casual Italian bistro included excellent food. The wine of the night was the fully mature 1978 Villa Mt. Eden Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, which was in great...

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Charleston

I took a friend and his wife to dinner at the Charleston restaurant accompanied by some favorite wines from my wine cellar. We started with the restaurant’s non-vintage Dom Ruinart Rosé...

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