In 2006, when Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson was tapped to reinspect Grand Award winner Bistro à Champlain, he didn't know the trip would make lasting memories of great food and wine shared with a larger-than-life personality. Read on for his reflections on this special moment.
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