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Bipin Desai

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100 YEARS OF TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT TASTING

Don Schliff, renowned Port collector and one of the founders of Wine Warehouse, the famous wholesalers headquartered in Los Angeles, organized another historic Port tasting in February 2019, featuring 100 years of Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port. The wines for this spectacular tasting came directly from Don Schliff’s underground refrigerated cellar. Most of the wines were […]

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DON SCHLIFF’S RARE VINTAGE PORT TASTING: 1935 AND 1945

  Event organizer Don Schliff heating Port tongs before applying to neck of bottles Don Schliff, renowned collector of Vintage Ports and one of the founders of Wine Warehouse in Los Angeles, organized another historic Port tasting in February this year, featuring twelve Ports from the great 1945 vintage, accompanied by four top Ports from […]

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AN APPRECIATION OF WOLFGANG PUCK

It will soon be 40 years since Wolfgang Puck moved to the United States, and it is time to reflect on America’s most influential chef.  “Wolfgang, most influential, you say?” And, indeed, there is no doubt. Looking back from 2015, it is hard to remember what American cuisine was like in the 1970s when Wolfgang […]

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RARE VINTAGE PORT TASTING 1927–1963, FEATURING QUINTA DO NOVAL NACIONAL

(This article was written by Cary Feibleman, Dennis Foley, Edward Lazarus, Christine Graham and Ronald Brown) Event organizer Don Schliff applying Port tongs to bottle neck Don Schliff, noted Port collector and one of the founders of Wine Warehouse, the famous wholesalers headquartered in Los Angeles, organized an historic Port tasting in February 2015, featuring […]

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OBSERVATIONS ON 1978 WINES

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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