A lot of water has passed under the collective bridges of life since my previous Châteauneuf-du-Pape report. As I arrived there in 2022, mere days after Russia invaded Ukraine, it was easily the most distracted I’ve ever been during a tasting. I slept little and was mostly doomscrolling during the darkness of the night, as most of us were in that awful point in late winter. Much has changed since then and little has changed. It’s little surprise that Russia is still in Ukraine, but in Europe, we keep going […]

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