Are you on the list?

There’s so much to enjoy when you visit a restaurant: a friendly welcome, the convivial atmosphere, catching up with friends… then some smiling bastard hands you the wine list. Pages and pages of wines you’ve never heard of, at prices you’d baulk at in any shop, and it’s your job to pick one to please yourself and your guests. Some wine lists offer tasting notes, but others give no such clues.…

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J.L. Chave Sélection 2015s

Jean-Louis Chave makes some of the greatest wines in the Rhône. The Hermitage and Saint-Joseph he produces from his family estate are among the best of their respective appellations. Naturally this level of quality doesn’t come cheap, so they are a rare treat even to committed Rhône lovers like me. Although he doesn’t produce second wines, Jean-Louis does have a négociant label, J.L. Chave…

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