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Loire Wine Guide: Nantais (26/2/17)
I reboot my Loire wine guide with some Muscadet memories.

Château Soutard (25/2/17)
The grandest château in St Emilion.

Pauillac 2014 (24/2/17)
Moving south, to look at Mouton, Lafite and more in this vintage.

Philippe Alliet (23/2/17)
A major profile overhaul; new history, detail and images.

St Estèphe 2014 (22/2/17)
An appellation which bucked the trend in 2014.

Château Magdeleine Bouhou Boha 2011 (20/2/17) [free]
Off the beaten Bordeaux track again.

This Week's Featured Article
Bordeaux 2014

Reviewing the most recent vintages in Bordeaux has given the jobbing wine writer slim pickings during the course of the last few years. It feels like a long time since the undeniable joys of the 2009 and 2010 vintages, the hedonist's yin and the classicist's yang, came our way. The 2011 vintage was complicated by a cool........
So, is 2014 in Bordeaux really any good? To find out, read the introduction to my latest report on Bordeaux 2014, as I take a look at this vintage, and place it in the context of other recent years, from the superb 2010 down to the dismal 2013. My region-by-region reports begin tomorrow, with St Estèphe. (21/2/17)

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Winedoctor 2017: Coming Soon . . . . (22/02/17)
I don’t normally write about forthcoming articles on W...
The Loire Salons: The Future? (19/02/17)
Two weeks ago the doors opened for the 31st edition of the S...
Vinivision: Measured Success (14/02/17)
It’s Tuesday morning, and I am about to head off for m...
Welcome to Vinovision (13/02/17)
It is now one week on from my trip to Angers for the Renaiss...
The Longest Day (07/02/17)
It is Tuesday morning and as I tuck into my pain au chocolat...
Site Update Archive

February

Château Mirebeau (16/2/17) Biodynamic Pessac-Léognan.
Château Le Puy (3/2/17) Some new tasting notes.
Domaine de la Butte Bourgueil Perrières 2011 (15/2/17) [free]
Le Petit Cheval Blanc (10/2/17) A new white wine.
La Mondotte (9/2/17) My profile updated.
Domaine des Echardières La Long Bec 2015 (8/2/17)
Domaine de la Butte (2/2/17) Top quality Bourgueil.
Château Beychevelle (1/2/17) My profile updated.

January

Domaine de Bellivière (31/1/17) A tasting update.
Terre Brûlée Chenin Blanc 2015 (30/1/17) [free]
Château Preuillac (29/1/17) My profile updated.
Domaine Mélaric (28/1/17) The latest from Aymeric Hilaire.
Château Yvonne (27/1/17) I check out 2014 and 2013.
Château La Marzelle (26/1/17) Modern-style St Emilion.
Domaine de Montcy (25/1/17) The latest from Laura Semeria.
Château Cos d'Estournel (24/1/17) Into the vines at Cos.
Château Lagrange 1996 (23/1/17) [free]

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