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While I had the pleasure of being with you at the Warm springs , I took the liberty of recommending to you some wines of France & Italy , with a note of their prices & of the channels thro’ which they may be got. but instead of calling for them on my recommendation only, I have thought it better that you should have samples to direct your choice. for in nothing have the habits of the palate...
White Hermitage wine costs about 4. or 4 ½ francs the bottle. the best crop is that of M. Jourdans , who has always furnished me. it is a little silky . but he furnishes Maj r Butler with that which is quite dry , which is preferred by some, according to taste, and is a superlatively fine wine. The best claret (except the 4. crops