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Alana L

Alana L

Alana L

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Memorable Wine

Tough one! Tied between 3: Gérard Bertrand Clos du Temple AOP Languedoc Cabrières 2019 tasted in 2021; a bottle of Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 1991 for my (milestone) birthday in pandemic 2020 & Klein Genot Black Swan Reserve 2008 at the most picturesque Stellenbosch winery in South Africa in 2009 (now called Holden Manz Winery)


First Wine

Probably the notorious wicker-wrapped Chianti - but the first one that made me fall in love with wine was a Georges Duboeuf Brouilly.


Unusual Wine Experience

Finding rare old vintages on the wine list of a French restaurant in Algiers, Algeria & having a sheikh send over a bottle of wine at a restaurant in the desert near Dubai to apologize for the ruckus his private helicopter had created when he landed!


Current Fav Wine

Domaine Le Roc La Folle Noire d'Ambat, Fronton





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Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award