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Sunday, September 10, 2006

OK. After a glass and a half of Chateau Segonzak and an evening of listening to endless, and mostly meaningless discussion of the events of, and after, September 11th, 2001, the following - very obvious thought - occurred to me. The world is not different after September 11th, it's just not the place some people thought it was. And there are a lot of people who have profited from promulgating the idea that there was some elemental change, when there was not. It's my blog, Dude.

Chateau Segonzac, Cru Bourgeois, Premieres Cotes De Blaye (the right side of the Gironde), Bordeaux. A victim of the European wine lake. It was a buy at $13.99 at BevMo (Beverages and More) and I found 6 more bottles a few weeks later on close out at $5.99. Sometimes, ya just luck out. Also, right bank Bordeauxes get less attention than the more aristocratic Left Bankers. Another, even better Premieres Cotes De Blaye product, Chateaux Gigault. My first bottle, v. 2001, was a pittance, $10.99. 2003, the current release, is now up to $21, when and where you can find it. Well worth the hunt.

Chateau Segonzac, 2003, Wineslacker gives 3 stars of 5.
Chateau Gigault, 2001, 4 stars of 5.


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