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Noëlla Morantin Chez Charles Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (8/2/16) [free]
A Sauvignon-themed work of art.

Château Sénéjac (7/2/16)
My profile of this Cordier/Tesseron/Comme domaine updated.

The Kitchin (6/2/16)
Dinner with a lesson on etiquette, at The Kitchin.

Domaine de Montgilet (5/2/16)
My profile of this Aubance domaine expanded and updated.

Château Cissac (4/2/16)
I profile this old-school Haut-Médoc estate.

Cave Saint-Verny (29/1/16)
Smart, good-value wines from the Auvergne.

This Weeks Featured Article
Loire 2015

There is no one time or place in the world that can claim Ernest Hemingway, a reporter as much as he was a novelist, as entirely their own. To think of Hemingway is to think of Cuba, or Key West, and its deep sea fishing. Or Africa, the two plane crashes he endured on consecutive days and the rare opportunity this......
Read on in my four-page introduction to my Loire 2015 report, featuring Hemingway, Wilhelm Reich, the Theoi Meteoroi and even one or two vignerons. (9/2/16)

Recent Blog Posts

All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read.

The Salons of Angers, Day 5 (04/02/16)
The final day of the Salon des Vins de Loire is, sadly, alwa...
The Salons of Angers, Day 4 (03/02/16)
I read a news report this morning describing research which ...
The Salons of Angers, Day 3 (02/02/16)
As I have alluded in some of my previous posts, the Salon de...
The Salons of Angers, Day 2 (01/02/16)
There is an episode in series 2 of Father Ted (entitled R...
The Salons of Angers, Day 1 (31/01/16)
When I was packing for this trip I distinctly recall looking...
Site Update Archive


Château de Pressac (26/1/16) A revitalised St Emilion château.
Château Cantemerle (28/1/16) My profile updated.
Les Maisons Brûlées (27/1/16) Now run by Paul Gillet.
Domaine Mosse Magic of Ju-Ju 2014 (25/1/15) [free]
Other Red Loire Varieties (24/1/16) Côt & more.
Yannick Amirault (23/1/16) I taste 2014 to 2011.
Vignobles Péré-Vergé (22/1/16) A visit and tasting update.
Château Trottevieille (21/1/16) Another St Emilion profile updated.
Domaine La Tour Beaumont (20/1/16) Lively wines from Haut-Poitou.
Denis Dubourdieu (19/1/16) Profile & portfolio tasting.
La Ferme de la Sansonnière La Lune 2012 (18/1/16) [free]
Petrus (17/1/16) A profile update, with new images.
New in Côte Roannaise: Le Picatier (16/1/16) Roanne organics.
Château La Dominique (15/1/16) I profile this St Emilion estate.
Domaine de la Noblaie (14/1/16) Wines from 2013 and 2012.
Richard Leroy (13/1/16) I update and expand my profile.
Château de Cérons (12/1/16) In a long-lost Bordeaux appellation....
Château de Beauregard Saumur Moelleux 1996 (11/1/16) [free]
Grolleau & Pineau d'Aunis (10/1/16) Idiosyncratic Loire varieties.
Château Falfas (9/1/16) Biodynamics in the Côtes de Bourg.
Bernard Baudry (8/1/16)Wines from 2013 & 2012.
Château Clément-Pichon (7/1/16) A grand Haut-Médoc estate.
New in St Nicolas: Domaine de la Cotelleraie (6/1/16) Top domaine.
New in Côte Roannaise: Domaine Sérol (5/1/16) Leading domaine.
Château Haut-Bailly 1995 (4/1/16) [free]
Château Cantegril (3/1/16) A Sauternes profile update.
Sauternes & Barsac 2013 (2/1/16) My final 2013 report.


The 1990 Vintage (31/12/15) Mostly Vouvray, at 25 years of age.
Bordeaux 2013: Other Appellations (30/12/15)
Pomerol 2013 (30/12/15) Some impressive efforts.

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Recent Loire

The four most popular recent Loire updates.

Clos Rougeard Tasting
I visit, and taste with Nady. (8/12/15)

Philippe Alliet
Nine wines from 2014 & 2013. (27/11/15)

Loire 2005
Forty wines tasted, ten years on. (24/11/15)

Oaked Sauvignon Blanc
Loire Valley vs Bordeaux: a tasting report. (17/11/15)

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The four most popular recent Bordeaux updates.

Château Lanessan
A vertical of 11 vintages. (29/12/15)

Château de Reignac
I profile this leading estate. (22/12/15)

Bordeaux 2013
A vintage report, at two years. (15/12/15)

Ch. La Mission Haut-Brion
My profile expanded to eight pages. (7/10/15)

Wine & Dine

Four recent restaurant visits. All are free to read.

Great value in a bohemian shopping nirvana. (14/11/15)

Café de la Promenade
A mixed experience on a return visit. (31/10/15)

Innovative dining, 'natural' wines. (10/10/15)

The Honours
Cramped dining, mystery cheeses. (26/9/15)