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Cary Feibleman

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The wines of Domaine Leroy are amongst the most collectible and long lived in Burgundy. Few estates can boast as broad a collection of wines covering the most important vineyards in the region, nor can they rival the vertical treasures held in the Domaine’s cellars. Winemaking here has always been of the finest quality with […]

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Many years ago in our print publication, we published articles from our editors on their favorite wines.  This is the first in what I hope will be a series where we again publish the favorite wines of our editors. Cary Feibleman is an Underground Contributing Editor and an old friend who is also a dedicated wine […]

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   INTRODUCTION Last year contributing editor Greg McCluney posted an article on Machu Picchu entitled “Pursuing Machu Picchu and the food and wine of Peru” (to read that article see the link at the end of this article). This year contributing editor Cary Feibleman and his family also took the road less traveled and Cary […]

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THE GERMANS ARE COMING & THEY ARE STAYING FOR DINNER! While the wine fraud scandal and sky high auction prices have grabbed all the headlines this year, the German wine industry has, like mild mannered Clark Kent,  slipped into the phone booth and emerged with a new persona as Superman. A nation known largely as […]

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  FOIE GRAS SOON TO BE OUTLAWED FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA On July 1st, 2012 selling foie gras becomes outlawed in the state of California and chefs face a $1,000 per plate fine if they put it on the menu. The city of Chicago passed such a ban which was in effect from 2006 to […]

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Caribou and Richebourg or Banyuls with bear? All this is possible at the Post House, www.posthotel.com, a Relais and Chateau jewel a few miles from the shores of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. Not too many miles from where grizzlies prowl, this restaurant turns out Michelin star quality food with one of the world’s greatest restaurant wine collections comprised of over 25,000 bottles.

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Imagine if Philippine Rothschild had said that today’s supermarket Mouton Cadet was the equal of the 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, the estate’s flagship wine from a famed vintage. Hanno Zilliken, owner/winemaker of the famed German Saar estate Forstmeister Zilliken, made a similar statement, comparing his 2010 wines to a cellar aged 1983 gold capsule Auslese, a prized late harvest wine from a highly praised vintage.

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On Saturday I took a bottle of ’78 DRC Montrachet to Providence, the fish restaurant in Los Angeles. It was in great shape and had the same intense yellow color of a recently tasted, still youthful and backward, 2002 Coche Dury Les Caillerets. The DRC is full bodied, with great intensity, complexity, mouthfilling flavors and perfect balance.

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Is “Sanity” Returning To The Market?

Is “Sanity” is returning to the market? Recently I have received offers on 2006 Petrus and Ausone that are down about two-thirds from the peak. These are wines that received scores “only” in the low to mid-90s. So far four figure pricing only holds in Robert Parker-anointed, best of the century (frequently twice, thrice a decade) vintages.

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An Accidental Thanksgiving Discovery

This may be in all the cookbooks and I have simply never come across it, but in making the traditional apple pie, my wife forgot to peel the green and red apples. We discovered it as she was putting on the top layer of dough. We decided to let “let’r rip” and it was a fantastic discovery.

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