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Summer Wind-Down

This is just a quick post to point out that now summer has arrived (in the northern hemisphere, anyway – if there’s one thing I have realised from converting Winedoctor to a subscription service is that I have quite a few readers in Australia and New Zealand – hello to you all!) I will be taking my break from Winedoctor updates. I’m off to Madeira for a few weeks. I have a couple of visits lined up, and will try to make a few more once out there – life has been just too hectic to get everything sorted before I leave.

I may make a blog post or two when there, but internet access is going to be patchy. I will be hooking up via 3G by the look of it. Oh well……I’ll see what I can manage.

When I come back it will be full steam ahead with my reports – there’s plenty coming on Sancerre (Mellot, Vacheron, Pierre Martin), a few last comments on Muscadet after my recent visit, and a huge number of updates and new profiles in Anjou, Saumur and Touraine. As for Bordeaux, with my recent Bordeaux 2003 report I have all the big tasting reports online, although I still have notes from visits to Raymond-Lafon and Climens (pictured above) to publish. I promise I will get underway with these as soon as possible. Thereafter, it won’t be long before I get on to the autumn Bordeaux tastings, which will feature the 2009 (hurrah!) and 2011 (boo!*) vintages.

Speaking of Bordeaux, if you fancy coming to Bordeaux for a 4-day tour with me and super-professional wine tour company SmoothRed, visiting Yquem, Haut-Brion, Troplong-Mondot, Pontet-Canet and more, then see the news published on my blog yesterday.

Happy summer (or winter) holidays, whatever you have planned, and thanks for supporting Winedoctor. I have been blown away by the number of subscribers!

Best wishes – Chris

* This comment does not apply to dry or sweet whites, obviously.

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