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Bordeaux 2003 Tasting (29/7/16)
I check in on 16 wines from my cellar.

Château La Serre (28/7/16)
I profile this domaine, source of traditionally styled St Emilion.

Nicolas Joly, 2016 Update (27/7/16)
I check out the 2014 vintage chez Joly.

Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin Chinon Les Bourdes 2011 (25/7/16) [free]
A discovery from my recent Chinon adventure.

This Weeks Featured Article
Château Thieuley

In the depths of winter, the vineyards of Bordeaux look stark and bare. The soils have the grey hue of an eternal dusk, the vines are black silhouettes, the ghosts of the vintage just passed. And it can be bitterly cold. It can be difficult to believe that, in just a couple of months time, the landscape will once more erupt into life as the......
Read on in my profile of Château Thieuley. (26/7/16)

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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...
Jonathan Maltus, OBE (13/06/16)
I learnt this morning that Jonathan Maltus, proprietor of Ch...
Bordeaux 2015: Is it all over? (10/06/16)
I don’t think I’ve ever thought of myself as a B...
Loire Valley Frost 2016: Technical & Economic Report (09/06/16)
I received this morning this report from InterLoire, the int...
Site Update Archive


Château Fonroque (1/7/16) An updated profile.
Pomerol 2006 (30/6/16) Le Pin, Petrus and more.
St Emilion 2006 (30/6/16) Led by Ausone and Cheval Blanc.
Pessac-Léognan 2006 (29/6/16) A high-quality selection.
Margaux 2006 (29/6/16) A dozen handsome wines.
Domaine de l'Ecu 2016 Update (28/6/16) Fréd Niger's wines>
Pierre Menard Coteaux du Layon Cosmos 2014 (27/6/16) [free]
Loire: Sweet Winemaking (26/6/16) My Loire guide.
Château du Glana (25/6/16) I profile this estate.
Domaine de la Pépière (24/6/16) Seven current releases tasted.
Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy (23/6/16) A tasting update.
St Julien 2006 (22/6/16) All the Léovilles and more.
Pauillac 2006 (22/6/16) From first growth to fifth.
St Estèphe 2006 at Ten Years (21/6/16) Five wines.
Bordeaux 2006 at Ten Years (21/6/16) A tasting report.
Domaine du Côteau des Nues Pouilly-Fumé 2015 (20/6/16) [free]
Domaine FL (19/6/16) An update for my profile.
Domaine de la Sénéchalière, 2016 Update (18/6/16) Malo' & Melon.
Domaine Landron-Chartier (17/6/16) The wines of Benoit Landron.
Château Langoa-Barton (16/6/16) I update my profile.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Guiraud (15/6/16) A final foursome.
2016 Domaine de la Bergerie Update (14/6/16) The latest releases.
Château Simard 1996 (13/6/16) [free]
Loire Valley Guide: More on Red Winemaking (12/6/16)
Bordeaux Quartet: Clos de l'Oratoire (11/6/16) I taste 2015 & more.
Michel Redde, 2016 Update (10/6/16) A tasting report.
Châteaux Simard & Haut-Simard (9/6/16) Beyond Ausone.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Le Crock (8/6/16) The 2015, and more.
Château Pierre-Bise (7/6/16) The 2014 vintage assessed.
Domaine de Bellivière Hommage à Louis Derré 2013 (6/6/16) [free]
Château Figeac (5/6/16) Updated with new detail and images.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Moulin Riche (4/6/16) Another four.

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