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Bordeaux Quartet: Château Tertre-Roteboeuf (23/9/16)
I report on four from François.

Domaine aux Moines (22/9/16)
Electric-mineral wines, from a revitalised domaine.

Clos des Jacobins (21/9/16)
A new profile; St Emilion from the Decosters.

Jonathan Pabiot Pouilly-Fumé Prédilection 2012 (19/9/16) [free]
Stunning quality from a top-tier domaine.

Château Lafite-Rothschild (18/9/16)
Profile updated with new vineyard information and images.

Domaine Le Fay d'Homme, 2016 Update (17/9/16)
More top Muscadet from Vincent Caillé.

This Week's Featured Article
François Chidaine, The 2014 Vintage

What a joy it was to taste with François Chidaine earlier this year. It hasn't all been plain sailing for him in recent times, nor indeed for many of his peers in Montlouis and Vouvray. The weather hasn't always been kind to them all, with a weedy washout vintage in 2012 followed by a devastating hailstorm in 2013. Even when......
Read on in my François Chidaine tasting report, with a focus on the wines of the 2014 vintage. (20/9/16)

Recent Blog Posts

All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read.

Loire Valley 2016: The Frost (20/09/16)
Earlier this year the vignerons of the Loire Valley experien...
The Three Ages of The Bordeaux Drinker (14/09/16)
I think I may have entered my third age as a Bordeaux drinke...
Being Organic gives no Score Advantage (04/08/16)
A recently published UCLA study of eco-certified wine qualit...
Summer Break: Chinon Time (04/07/16)
The sun is shining (intermittently, to be honest) over the v...
Don`t be a Woolworths (29/06/16)
Many years ago I had a Saturday- and holiday-job in Woolwort...
Site Update Archive


Château Soucherie (16/9/16) A tasting update.
Château La Tour Figeac (15/9/16) My profile updated.
Gérard Boulay (14/9/16) An update; four superb wines tasted.
Yannick Amirault (13/9/16) I visit and taste.
Château Talbot 1996 (12/9/16) [free]
Château d'Aiguilhe (11/9/16) New detail on the white wine.
Domaine Mosse (10/9/16) My profile updated.
The Garcin-Lévêque Portfolio (9/9/16) Notes on the 2014s more.
Château Haut-Bergey (8/9/16) Pessac-Léognan in a modern style.
Damien Laureau (7/9/16) Wines recently tasted with Damien.
Château Lagrange Vertical (6/9/16) Tour, dinner & tasting.
La Grange aux Belles Coup de Boule 2015 (5/9/16) [free]
Château Climens (4/9/16) New images and new detail.
Nicolas Reau (3/9/16) I taste the 2014 vintage with Nicolas.
Thibaud Boudignon (2/9/16) Thibaud's splendid 2014s.
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (1/9/16) An expanded profile.


Château Latour, 2016 Releases (31/8/16) 2010, 2009 & 2000.
Bernard Baudry (30/8/16) A tour and tasting with Matthieu.
Dom. de la Taille aux Loups Montlouis Romulus 1997 (29/8/16) [free]
Château Pichon-Lalande (28/8/16) My profile expanded.
La Cabane à Vin (27/8/16) A Chinon wine bar.[free to read]
Eric Morgat (26/8/16) A totally new style for Eric.
Château de Fonbel (25/8/16) Great value from the Vauthiers.
Domaine du Closel (24/8/16) I taste the latest releases.
Domaine Réthoré Davy (23/8/16) I profile this domaine.
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Edmond 2012 (22/8/16) [free]
Jonathan Maltus (21/8/16) My profile updated.
Domaine de Bellevue (20/8/16) Jérôme Bretaudeau's wines.

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Nicolas Joly Update
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