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BKWine Recommends, Restaurants in Paris

>> Monday, April 25, 2005

L’Avant Goût
26, rue Bobillot, 75013 Paris (M. Place d’Italie), tel 01 53 80 24 00. Booking essential evenings. Good wine list with many organic wines. Set menu 12€ (lunch) to 32€.

42, rue Daubenton, 75005 Paris (M. Censier-Daubenton), tel 01 43 31 17 17 (closed Sun & Mon)
Maybe Paris’ best Greek restaurant. Some good “domestic” wines. Menu from 18€.

Le Café Constant
139, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris (M. Ecole-Militaire)
Traditional well made food. Very busy and bustling. 15-18 € for a main course.

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BKWine Recommended Wine Producer: Domaine des Roches Neuves, Saumur Champigny

56, boulevard Saint-Vencent, 49400 Varrains, tel 02 41 52 94 02
Red Loire wine is often made from Cabernet Franc, an aromatic and appealing grape variety. But it is important not to pick it too early or else you can get very harsh, “green” and rough wines. Thierry Germain at Domaine des Roches Neuves is a master at handling Cabernet Franc, with low yields and late harvest. His wines are full-bodied and soft, almost velvety. He also makes a very good Saumur Blanc white wine.
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Recommended Wine Producer: Domaine des 2 Ânes, Corbières

Pech Narbonnais 11440 Peyriac de Mer, tel 04 68 41 67 79
Corbières is the biggest appellation in Languedoc. It is dominated by mountains and can be very remote and rural. It used to be know for its rustic wines that went well with stews and other heavy food. That style still exists but quality conscious growers now give their wines more elegance and complexity. Like for instance this producer with its curious name (‘anes’ means donkeys).


Vinexpo in Hong Kong in 2006

>> Friday, April 08, 2005

The organisers of Vinexpo, the world's biggest wine trade fair, have decided to once more organise a "sister show" in Asia called "Vinexpo Overseas". This is the sixth time a Vinexpo is organised outside Bordeaux. The previous locations have been: Hong Kong (the first "overseas" Vinexpo), Tokyo (twice), New York, and Chicago. The next Vinexpo Overseas will take place 23-25 May 2006. Info:

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