|Serge Hochar shares a story with sommelier Jason Huerta|
And here we were again, a generation later, our skulls now colored grey, celebrating the wines of Musar and life with our younger peers.
Serge is like the Sardinian shepherd to me. He lives in a small world but a very large universe. And his universe is populated with interesting people, passionate subjects and spices and intrigue in a life of wine one can only dream of.
That said, his life hasn’t been easy. In fact, Serge and his family, the closest thing we have to the heirs to the throne of Bacchus, have had to struggle most of their lives. But Lebanon is a special place for wine. The Romans built a temple to the wine god in Baalbek, a town in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, known in ancient times as Heliopolis. So, those of us who are devotees of Bacchus have a fondness in our hearts for Lebanon and her wines.
|Through a Glass Brightly|
The Chateau Musar wines that were shared at TexSom were indescribably wonderful. If you were there and shared those wines and moments, what did you think and feel?
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|Musar wines tasted L to R - Reds '75,'89,'98,'03 - Whites- '69,''80,'90', '04|
|Mary Bueg of Pappas Brothers pouring the '75 - wine |
older than her (and many of the people in the room)
|Rajat Parr of RN74 shares a moment with Serge Hochar|
|Paul Greico of Terroir and Hearth mixes it up with Serge Hochar|
|The whites - L to R 1969,1980,1990,2004 - were life changing|
|The well-dressed crowd at TexSom toasting Serge Hochar|
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