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Gamay Days: David Lawrason picks nine of his favourite gamays, from France to Ni... Gamay Days: David Lawrason picks nine of his favourite gamays, from France to Niagara

(Illustration: Jack Dylan) Gamay is often known as the grape that makes lowly beaujolais nouveau, the gassy juice that’s sold only weeks after the grapes are picked. However, top-notch gamay can be silky, fruity and rich, yet light—the perfect red for late-summer evenings. The best ones in the world come from 10 cru villages strung… Read more »

David Lawrason picks nine French bottles from 2009, the vintage of the century David Lawrason picks nine French bottles from 2009, the vintage of the century

(Illustration: Jack Dylan) In France, where the weather is relatively cool and fluctuates drastically from year to year, vintage is a huge factor in determining quality—and a subject of impassioned debate. Torrid heat waves in 2000 and 2003 had wine experts arguing over which vintage should be declared the best of the century. To my… Read more »

Barberian’s celebrates Louis Jadot’s 150th birthday with Geddy Lee, Jamieson... Barberian’s celebrates Louis Jadot’s 150th birthday with Geddy Lee, Jamieson Kerr and a meal money can’t buy

Like a speakeasy holding a social during prohibition, Barberian’s Steakhouse quietly hosted 29 guests in its wine cellar last Thursday evening to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Burgundy winemaker Maison Louis Jadot. The setting and menu were brazenly recession-unfriendly, with vintages easily costing hundreds, if not thousands, per bottle. Invitees were mainly from the owner… Read more »

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