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Dennis Foley

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Canapés and Savories

It has always been my opinion that the perfect way to begin a very special evening is with a great bottle or two of Champagne and some interesting canapés. I enjoy the stimulation to both the senses and the appetite that a selection of beautifully presented nibbles offers. When accompanied by the world’s most celebrated wine, Champagne — the combination is irresistible!

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The Cellaring of Fine Wines

Wine collectors of a generation ago were perhaps not so aware of the necessity to store wines at constant temperatures and that a cellar should not, under any circumstances, have a temperature over 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In my capacity first with Christie’s, with Butterfield & Butterfield and finally with Zachys Auctions, I have had many opportu­nities to visit private cellars all over America and Europe.

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A Gourmet’s Diary: A Tasting of Red Burgundies

Following are tasting notes of some Red Burgundies at The French Club in San Francisco last year. 1999 Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Louis Jadot.  Medium brick red color. Mature but elusive nose. Rather spare and dry in the mouth. A nice wine but a bit of a disappointment to me as I am a big [...]

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Society of Bacchus Wine Notes

Note that the wines from all three of Dick Chang’s events and the wines from the Society’s 50th Anniversary event are mixed together in order by type of wine. There is a code after each wine indicating at which of the events the wine was served.

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