Recent Site Updates

Melon de Bourgogne (4/10/15)
My guide to the Loire continues with a treatise on this variety.

Domaine Mélaric, 2015 Update (3/10/15)
Eight recent releases, including two sweet wines.

New in Sancerre: Vincent Gaudry (2/10/15)
Super biodynamic wines from Sury-en-Vaux.

Château Pavie-Decesse (1/10/15)
I profile this domaine, which sits atop the Côte de Pavie.

Sébastien Brunet, 2015 Update (30/9/15)
Seven wines, mostly 2013 & 2014.

Domaine des Deux Vallées Savennières 2012 (28/9/15) [free]
Savennières for beginners.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Domaine de Rocheville

The concept of the première côte is one I suspect most readers are familiar with, although Saumur-Champigny is perhaps not the first appellation that pops into my mind in association with this phrase. The term is used most commonly with reference to Vouvray, where it has long been recognised that it is the vineyards that look .........
Read on in my profile of Domaine de Rocheville, an exciting newly-discovered domaine on Saumur's première côte. (29/9/15)

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News on the 2016 Salon des Vins de Loire (23/09/15)
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New Crus Bourgeois Classification Announced (22/09/15)
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Site Update Archive


Château Pavie (27/9/15) A huge overhaul of my profile.
The Honours (26/9/15) Mystery cheeses at this restaurant. [free]
New in Sancerre: Vincent Grall (25/9/15) A Sancerre garagiste.
Pithon-Paillé (24/9/15) A huge update to my profile.
Château Cambon la Pelouse (23/9/15) A top Cru Bourgeois estate.
Château du Hureau (22/9/15) A new, expanded profile.
Domaine de Rocheville Le Page 2014 (21/9/15) [free]
Chenin Blanc (20/9/15) Diversity and longevity.
Château Branaire-Ducru (19/9/15) Some recent vintages tasted.
Domaine de Juchepie (18/9/15) Six wines, new and old.
Le Clos de la Meslerie (17/9/15) A tasting update.
Château La Gaffelière (16/9/15) My profile expanded.
New in Sancerre: Pierre Morin (15/9/15) Top Sancerre, from Bué.
Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon Blanc 2014 (14/9/15) [free]
Château Ausone (13/9/15) My profile expanded.
Le Puy à Vins (12/9/15) Fine-dining, in Le Puy-Notre-Dame. [free]
New in Anjou: Château de Bois Brinçon (11/9/15)
Château La Lagune (10/9/15) My profile expanded to seven pages.
Richard Leroy (9/9/15) A report on 2013 and 2011.
The Neipperg Portfolio (8/9/15) Eighteen wines tasted.
Château Brown Blanc 2013 (7/9/15) [free]
Sauvignon Blanc (6/9/15) Origins, history, literature and wine.
Loire Varieties (6/9/15) The diversity of the Loire's varieties.
Clau de Nell (5/9/15) I update my profile.
Clau de Nell, 2015 Update (5/9/15) I report on five wines.
Château d'Epiré (4/9/15) My profile updated.
Château Quinault L'Enclos (2/9/15) Another LVMH St Emilion estate.
New in Saumur: Domaine Guiberteau (1/9/15)


Sébastien Bobinet (3/9/15) Six of Séb's latest releases.
Domaine Vacheron Sancerre Belle Dame 2010 (31/8/15) [free]

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