More livestream wine tastings are coming!


Wednesday’s livestream on Instagram

After a quick overview of Italy’s Abruzzo wines, I’ll taste three wines (Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo and Cerasuolo) while speaking with the co-owner of Tenuta i Fauri winery, Valentina Di Camillo. 30 minutes. Hope you can join on Instagram at 6.00 p.m. (French and Italian time) at: tjlmullen .


Livestream 4: Armenian Wines: Interview with 4 winemakers, including the Deputy Director of the Vines and Wines Foundation of Armenia.

Livestream 5: Left Bank Bordeaux: Interview with Director General of Château Lamothe-Bergeron, Médoc.

Livestream 6: Ramblings In Bordeaux: Appellations, Selecting Wines and Interview with Coralie de Boüard of Château Clos de Boüard in Saint-Émilion.

1. CHEF.

Once again, my own confinement cooking.

Texting rather than cooking

2. DISH.

Inspired by Mary Graham, a South African who—with her husband Brendan—runs a bed and breakfast in a small village in the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France.

I found an online recipe for banana bread that includes no refined sugar or dairy products, and instead uses honey for sweetness. The recipe is here.

Healthy banana bread with a beautiful Fronsac red wine

3. WINE.

Château Gaby is located in Fronsac, to the west of Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion, across the River Isle. Fronsac generally has good value wines, which are relatively close in quality to some from Saint-Émilion. This winery was purchased by Boston businessman Tom Sullivan four years ago. My own notes on the wine are that the first scent has this gin and tonic like vibrant energy, and aromas of cedar, tar, licorice and mahogany, while in the mouth it’s a plush, deep, juicy rich wine—a true winner from Fronsac. Pair with Magret de Canard duck breast. (You can see my tasting in livestream 6, which you can click on above.)

The 2019 is beautiful – energetic, rich and layered


Pairing red wine with banana bread—Why not? In confinement, you can try anything. And the slight spice in the banana bread (I had no cinnamon, so substituted ginger and nutmeg) matches the spicy tones of this oaked red Bordeaux blend (80/20 Merlot/Cabernet Franc).

And a brief video to show that our entranceway to openness and freedom is closer.

Thanks for tuning in!

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