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The recent attacks of Nice have left me shocked and angry. I stand in sympathy with the French citizens and the European Union as well. Devastating as the attack was, I don’t doubt that the French will come stronger than ever.

More than ever, it is important to protect our values and way of life. No group based on extremist religious or political has the right to stumble and destroy the values of Western Civilization. Our society was founded in this type of values and this type of acts goes beyond acts of aggression, they are a declaration of war

Wine is an integral part of western values and serves as a social cohesive. Wine gathers us around the table and helps us tell our happy and sad tales. It is there to celebrate the important moments of our life and give us consolation and strength for the hardest ones.  It also represents cultural identity.  Beyond red, white, orange, etc, the contents of the glass, is a symbolism of history, social customs and life.

I raise my glass to the French with these recommendations. Let’s all drink for life  and hoping that all this come to an end soon. By continuing our lifestyle and protecting our values, we show the terrorists that we are not afraid.

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Chateau La Nerthe Blanc 2010. Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Very vibrant. Aromas of lemon, wax and a hint of roasted apple with spice. On the mouth, round and very fragrant. Refreshing considering 6 years of age. Perfect to drink at the moment. 96/100

Domaine Hauvette- White Jaspe 2011

Super aromatics in this white from Provence. Ripe fruit nose with notes of almond cream and ground cherry jam. On the mouth, very structured and aromatic. My first impression was like drinking perfume. White flower power with lavender and honey blossom notes. The fruit came in after a while, reminding me of Cantaloupe. Poetic finale.

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Chateau Bujan 2009
Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux

On the nose, classic aromas of Bordeaux. Cassis, black cherry with touches of peppermint, and black tea. Lead pencil shavings as well.  In addition, leather nuances in a background of greenpeppercorns and celery puree. On the mouth, rich with lots of amplitude. Oak is very well integrated. Showing initial tertiary notes such as mushrooms ( dried porcini), blonde tobacco. Meaty Tannins. Still youthfull. Give it another decade in the cellar to be fully matured.95/100