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Saint-Joseph [Jean-Louis Chave 2012]

Posted in Travel, Wines with tags , , , on July 20, 2015 by xi'an


Saint-Joseph pierres sèches

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a day in Chicago

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by xi'an

Another busy day as I visited the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This was my first time visit to this impressive building (and my first visit to Chicago for 25 years…) I actually had to leave Ames at 4:30 (am!) to catch a plane in Des Moines at 6:50 and be at the Chicago Booth before my first appointment at 10… Everything worked out fine, despite the potential for disruption due to the storm Sandy (just spotted a few big waves along the waterfront on my way to the University), and I had a definitely productive sequence of discussions. The talk on ABC was again well-attended and, because this was an econometric seminar (as in Princeton), definitely lively with a flow of questions all along. (There were also a few people from Biology, for whom the focus on our consistency result was presumably less interesting than for econometricians.) As in Ames, I did not manage to reach the part on empirical likelihood. Fodder for another seminar! The day ended by a meal in a superb restaurant with my favourite wine, Saint-Joseph, after which I was ready for a few hours of sleep..! And then a few hours to spend in the Art Institute of Chicago before flying back to Paris. Direct, courtesy of Sandy.

St Kilda’s wines

Posted in Wines with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by xi'an

Following my courses in Monash, we celebrated (!) by having a nice dinner at St Kilda, one of Melbourne beaches. The restaurant had an incredible collection of French wines, including a whole range of wines from the upper Rhône valley, like Côte Rotie, Saint Joseph (my favourite!), and Cornas. Those were however priced at three and even four digits (in dollars or Euros!), and we sampled instead the local version of those, which were truly pleasant (although too young and missing a few hours of oxygenation!)