Richebourg 1986

Unicorn Wines: The Legendary Domaine Henri Jayer Richebourg 1986 Is the Last of Its Kind

Some wine experts have a pretty loose definition of “unicorn wine.” I’ve seen critics give unexceptional wines the unicorn title simply because the vintner didn’t produce as much wine as expected in a particular year. Personally, I’m far more measured about which wines I deem unicorns. They can’t just be rare or expensive; they should…

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easy Wine and Food Pairing

Looking for a Quick and Easy Wine and Food Pairing? Champagne Should Be Your Default Choice

Whenever I’ve entered sommelier food pairing competitions, there’s usually one rule: no Champagne. No matter how much you might want to pair that fresh, herb-crusted rack of lamb with a dry, summery Krug rosé, you’re forced to pick a red wine instead. That’s because Champagne is a no-brainer wine for a food pairing; it’s easy…

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