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Winedoctor: You on me
I'm always grateful for feedback on Winedoctor, especially from those readers who I know have been following and using this site for many years. Recorded here are just some of the messages I have received from Winedoctor followers in recent times.
If you have an opinion on Winedoctor, please don't hesitate to email me.
The most important opinions - from Winedoctor readers, of course - recently received....
Hi, this is just a quick email to thank you for your site. I'm studying wine
at the ITHQ in Montreal and it has been as comprehensive as any of the major
print publications have been for me for the research I've had to do for level
that I'm at currently.
Jack Geddes, Canada
I found your site while Googling Baudry's wines, which I've become a big fan
of. I'm now retired, but used to be in the business on the restaurant side of
things, both in cooking and wine buying. Your site is very useful and I like
your tasting notes very much--nice descriptions and excellent Loire coverage. I
agree with you that Baudry is making some exciting wines these days. I started
with the '05 Domaine bottling only, and have branched out to the better cuvees
since. A bottle of the '06 Guillot a couple of weeks ago was one of the best
bottles in recent memory--incredible balance and harmony, lingering juicy
flavors, the works. The '09's and '10's should be real treats in time. Thanks
for being a great resource!
Mark Bloom, USA
I'm writing you from Switzerland and wanted to give you a big "thumbs up" on
your site. You have really helped me demystify Bordeaux wines and have provided
some seriously good general advice to boot. Thanks a ton.
Brad Seefeldt Zurich, Switzerland
I’m just writing to thank you for your excellent website. I’ve recently been
on a cycling holiday based out of Bourgueil. Your site was an enormous help in
aiding our understanding of the wines from this area and identifying vignerons
to visit. We particularly liked the wines of
Frederic Mabileau and Yannick Amirault.
I’ve found reds from Loire a bit green and austere in the past but I was nothing
less than impressed by their wines. They both gave a warm welcome, though it
took my other half’s best French to draw Yannick out of his shy shell! We were
able to taste their full range of wines across the 2009/10/11 vintages (except
Frederic’s Eclipse which had sold out unfortunately). The intensity, structure
and balance of the wines really left their mark. We’re looking forward to
‘monitoring the progress’ of our purchases in the years to come. We were also
quite taken with Frederic’s Chenin de Puy. The oak is a little prevalent but I’m
expecting it to blend a bit into the background over a couple of years. Once
again thank you for providing such an interesting wealth of info' and advice.
I’ve made a modest contribution via Paypal. I’m looking forward to reading your
Robert Alfert from the US. Just wanted to drop you a note to say I've been
reading your blog for years, but just saw you had a newsletter, so I signed up.
Your notes and commentary have been extremely valuable to me as we share a
common passion: Chinon and Bordeaux. Keep the notes rolling!
Robert Alfert, USA
Wow, I am so happy that I found this site, well done. I needed to brush up on
my Burgundy knowledge and I became captivated with your journey.
Liza Jussiaume, USA
I've been reading your blog for a few years now and over the past few weeks I've found it indispensable in
planning my first trip to the Loire. We are coming from the USA and want to
get the most out of our time, and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate
the great overviews of the regions and the producer profiles. Thanks again, and
please keep up the great writing!
Chris Tyler, USA
I thought I'd let you know that as a WSET Diploma student revising for the
final written exam I have found your Wine Guides invaluable in helping me pull
together the big picture (and much of the detail) of many of the classic wine
regions of the world. Your blog is also prescribed reading so I thought I'd
pass on my personal thanks for your contribution to wine knowledge on the net
and above all for making it well written and readable.
Paul Vandenberghe, UK
I am reading your pages for some time now, and they are really a big help in
selecting good wines. Especially when I am visiting a wine region in France!
Family Van Uytfanghe, Belgium
I just wanted to say I continue your blog, especially the articles on the Loire. I like to
drink the wines from the Loire too!
Just a quick note to say that I came across your site today and, while still
overwhelming, it was the first online resource I really liked for starting to
wrap my mind around the wine producing regions of France. Thank you! I just got
a job at a local wine shop in Ithaca, NY- a dream of mine and I'm feeling so
lucky, because I have no experience at all, other than huge interest, lots of
tasting (but mostly CA!), and some reading. Anyway- this owner is old school, as
they say, and day 1 was telling me all about the French appellations, the
differences in wording on bottles - bottled à la vs par la and who knows what
else- and tons of details about regions and corruption, and now some regions are
hyphenating with the most prestigious appellation or something like that! Point
is, thank you. I'm smart and learn fast but was struggling to find a concise way
of wrapping my mind around France. My French minor in college did me no favors!
Who cares how many mistresses Louis IX had, or well I can pronounce the words
which right now could be the appellation, or producer??? Or climat - a
word I heard for the first time today, on your site. I will be reading! Just
scratched the surface so far! Thanks so much.
Rebecca Leistikow, USA
My name is
Simone and I live in Miami. I enjoy reading your site and find it to be not only
informative but also a strong source of fundamentals about wine.
Simone Spanu, USA
I've enjoyed your site for, well, for at least two years now. It's part of my
daily ritual of coffee, breakfast, and (the subject of) wine.
Justin Wuycheck, USA
I am a recent graduate of the Central Washington University's Global Wine Studies Program
in Washington State, USA. During my studies in the GWS Program, I had the opportunity to
learn about wine as an alternative investment. In this assignment, I was asked to carefully
choose wines based on reputation, ratings, longevity, and historical (financial) performance.
I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and insight that you make available on
your website. The historical background that you provide on each region and all of the notable
producers is so helpful -- whether I'm using it to make an informed decision, or I'm using it
to reassure my own knowledge. While my project's portfolio was limited to $100k, I still found
your website interesting enough that I kept on reading for my own personal learning.
Again, I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate your work. I look
forward to all of your future updates!
Megan Schultz, USA
I often look at your site after tasting a wine I'm not familiar with. It is
such an amazing resource. On behalf of myself and my vinous friends, thank you!
Douglas Hillstrom, USA
As a longtime reader of your website, I thought I'd take a minute to thank
you for the big set of Amirault notes you just put up. A bottle of Les Quartiers
2006 was one of the two wines that really hooked me on Loire Cabernet Franc
(never had the 2005, alas). I've always been a little baffled by the lack of
love Amirault gets compared to someone like Baudry (whose wines I certainly
consider excellent), though I guess part of the issue may simply be how
annoyingly rare all the cuvées other than La Coudraye are Stateside. In any
event, thanks again--the site is an irreplaceable resource.
Elliot Weininger, USA
Thanks for all the info on the website. Off to Bordeaux in a week and your
site was quite valuable. Cheers.
Will Tippet, USA
You are to be congratulated. Wonderful Bordeaux coverage and I applaud you
for posting it open access on the net. Your tasting notes hit the mark. Well
Carey Gall, Tasmania
I’ve been following your website since the early days, and e-mailed you once
or twice before. I must say you’ve done an absolutely incredible job, and the
way the site has progressed over the last few years has been extraordinary. Many
kudos, and thanks for providing such a valuable resource.
Christopher Miller, USA
I think your web site is great - precise and to the point - I often quote you
to my group at our monthly meetings.
Alan Borrow, UK
Thanks again for the excellent site. I've enjoyed the Salon 2011 coverage
Robert Williams, UK
I find your website a very useful reference tool and have used it a lot,
particularly with reference to Bordeaux.
Nicholas Diment, UK
My interest in wine has begun quite late in life but it has become a
consuming passion of mine for the last 4 years. In this time I have focused this
interest by studying the WSET advance cert and building as large a cellar as my
living space and pocket allows. I, of course, taste and more importantly drink,
as often as is wise and perhaps a tad beyond! My main purchases come from UK
wine auctions, where I buy on behalf of a group of friends and ship over.
Because of this I rely on accessing excellent sources of information and
reliable tasting notes. I find your website excellent and am a regular visitor.
Congratulations and keep up the good work!
David Cairnduff, Ireland
I have just came across your very interesting site. Thanks for the detailed
knowledge you pass on it is much appreciated. I am just a poor enthusiast who
appreciates a good bottle. I also read to get more insight.
Brent Huntington, UK
Feedback from Winedoctor readers in years gone by....
Dear Mr. Kissack: I've embarked on a quest (which now appears will be an
odyssey!) to gain an amateur's knowledge of French wines, and I'm compelled to
express my appreciation for the insight I've gained by reading your Wine Guides.
Fortunately, I stumbled on your website right at the outset, when I figured I'd
approach the country geographically, starting in the northeast, with Alsace--and
then just traveling around wherever you had done a Guide. Your Guides provided
invaluable insight to each region, and I've supplemented them with detailed
information, regarding appellation data, etc., from anyplace I could locate on
the Internet (I bought a few books, but they're much too general in scope, for
the study-plan I envisioned). I'm a detail freak and I figured the best way for
me to try to assimilate this mass of (and often conflicting) information was to
chart-out all the appellation specifics and then later actually study the data,
and explore the wines themselves. Wikipedia provides a wealth of
information (which I've noticed is lifted, verbatim, quite often by other
sources); Passionvin.net is a good basic source; if they have one, an official
French site for a region can be invaluable for gleaning the stuff I'm trying to
gather, and a tip-of-the-hat goes to the guy, Jonathan Reeve, who provides the
information that is featured on wine-searcher.com. But my hero is The Wine
Doctor!! Thanks again.
Gregory Rosenberger, USA
Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoy browsing your website.
I am only just starting to follow wine in a 'serious' way and have found your
site to be tremendously useful and enjoyable both for advice and in getting to
grips with the terminology and language (of which there seems to be a great
deal!). That you have constructed the whole thing single-handedly is quite
Will Davies, UK
I am writing to thank you for the invaluable resource your site has been to
me over the years. I am a sommelier in New York City and have been in the wine
trade in Boston and New York since 1997. I am also a diploma candidate through
the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. In my "free" time I teach classes to
consumers at area wine stores and restaurants. I find my self constantly
resourcing your website for unbiased, thoroughly researched, and knowledgeable
information. It's after many hours of studying for an upcoming exam and having
just read through your information on Champagne that I am compelled to write to
you. Thank you for all of the work and devotion that goes in to your writing.
I am a grateful fan.
Moriya Bodie Treussard, USA
Just a quick note to express my gratitude for your ability to express your
passion. I am about 12 months into learning about, tasting, collecting and
generally obsessing over wine. Your notes have provided a great “hitchhiker’s
guide” to the galaxy of wine. Briefly, I began getting interested in really
“understanding and appreciating” wine when I moved to Lausanne and was next door
to the wine region Lavaux. Curiosity coupled with a general enjoyment of wine
was peaked when the newspaper this time last year were running articles on the
unbelievable 2009 harvest here in Switzerland. “What makes 2009 a great
vintage....?” I wondered. A year later I have run the course through a pretty
broad range of wine, made a few visits to the Vallée du Rhône and Valais and met
countless people that I enjoy as good colleagues who are vignerons, merchants
and common drinking folk like myself. It took me one year to turn my attention
to the Loire and, as I did when I set out to learn about wines of Bordeaux, I
gained invaluable insight and understanding from your articles. I stopped by one
of my favourite merchants this morning on my way to work. I enjoyed a warm and
inviting conversation with a colleague there who eventually suggested a bottle
of Syrah from Valais and a bottle of Cabernet Franc from the Loire. I know the
maker of the Syrah but haven’t tasted this particular bottling of a single
parcel and it will likely be a few years before I pull the cork. I enjoy the
anticipation. I am not familiar with the maker of the Bourgueil I purchased and
am excited to provide it with a breath of fresh air tonight before enjoying it
with dinner. My glass will be raised to you this afternoon, toasting your talent
as a writer and your generosity with your passion. Have a great weekend.
Paul Clark, Switzerland
My compliments on the level of useful background information on the different
regions and producers. Also the tasting notes on specific wines and vintages are
very helpful. Keep up the good work. Kind regards.
Wouter Beens, Netherlands
Great site, congratulations. Although I would prefer getting your points a
100 point scale, not in the 20 point context! Thumbs up!!!
Ingo Köhler, Germany
My name is Irene and I'm very impressed with your wine advice and information
provided in the Winedoctor website. I must confess that I'm exploring and would
love to know more about wines & spirits. Your website is a wonderful tool for a
beginner like me to get started! They are simple and an easy read on the iPad.
The interface is clean looking and made searches an easy reach. The site is
organized and not confusing, pretty structured and more importantly the site
just keeps my interest going... I love it. Thank you very much for sharing!
Would look forward to more tips and regular updates from you! Thanks Chris.
Cheers for great health.
Irene Low, Singapore
Thank you...for the informative and fascinating information on your blog!
Emilyn Page, USA
I just wanted to say what an excellent resource your site is. I've just read
your work on the Chaume debacle - very informative, and clear, more importantly.
The Burgundy articles are also a personal favourite. The producer profile on
Zind was a god-send when I was studying the region, trying to pin down all the
clos vineyards. Thank you, and full marks for making a successful career
of something so thoroughly enjoyable. I only hope that I can do the same.
Today I was pleasantly surprised to see that Grapestories now integrates your
notes in the professional section, and I have just seen the e-mail from Eric
Levine announcing the news. This is to say that I think this is a great idea! I
always check your (and JR's) notes before making a serious purchase, and
integration in CellarTracker makes it so much easier!
Luca di Carli
I must say how generous it is of you to give so much information on your
assessments of so many different wines in the public domain. Thank you for your valuable analysis of the Bordeaux 2009 "en primeur tasting
scrum" and especially your words of caution.
Richard Currie, Columbia
If you would ever start being a paid website I would for sure be one of your
customers as I find it very valuable to be able [to find] that so much ground
work is done on Bordeaux in particular, no other website provides so much info
on the châteaux as well. Even Burghound only has tasting notes on Burgundy....so
keep it going and have your clients sponsor your wine habit.... good luck.
Joost van Gelder, The Netherlands
I've only just found your site. It's brilliant and very helpful. I was
looking for info on Quarts de Chaume which I love.
Anthony Philips, UK
First of all - great site. I've been a quiet fan for ages now but have
decided to speak up! I'm a fellow Loire freak. Thanks - and keep up the good
Roeland Beerten, France
Chris, I’m just starting to explore Bordeaux in particular, and I’ve found it
refreshing to read your objectivity and freedom from Parker-style hyperbole.
Thanks for the helpful notes. By the way, if you drove an Alfa you wouldn’t have
the pushrod problems!
Josh Shein (referring to my taste in cars as well as my writing!), USA
On 1998 Châteauneuf tasting: I just happened to read your notes for these
wines. I very recently attended a super high end tasting of the '98's at which
Steve Tanzer and Josh Reynolds were present. Other than the Clos du Caillou
Reserve I was extremely unimpressed with these wines. Last night my wife and I
just got back from Europe. At Le Meurice, wonderful but not three stars, in
Paris, we had a bottle of D'Aupilhac 2001, which I found much more interesting
than those soupy (so well put) Châteauneufs. I didn't buy any of those wines
originally and wouldn't today. And, if these wines hadn't gotten such stellar
reviews (and perhaps if the professional critics weren't there) my other
co-tasters would be a little more honest as you have been. Thank you.
I discovered your website while searching for some reviews of the Bordeaux
2008. It’s very instructive, thank you for sharing.
Marc Roisin, Belgium
I really like your site, I ‘m a Bordeaux-lover so your site gives me a lot of
info. I also find your opinions truthful. You are of course also dependant of
the samples your are offered at the tastings but I feel that name or reputation
doesn’t affect your opinion. You are really becoming very important for my
Bordeaux info. I feel that Parker has changed his scale from 50-100 into 90-100
during the last 2 years: it becomes difficult to find a wine that doesn't
receive a 90+.
Kris Ghijselinck, Belgium
I am planning a trip to the Loire in April and found your guide invaluable.
Ben Richardson, UK
I'm a British expat now resident in Dartmouth, Mass, USA, never got my cellar
really going until now due to frequent house moves. I'm taking the WSET
intermediate course at Johnson and Wales in Providence RI and your site is
always very helpful for some extra information. Keep up the great independent
work and thanks again for such a great site.
Jonathan Haisman, UK/USA
I am a new reader, wine lover, beginning to enjoy your fantastic site -
thank-you, it is brilliant.
Ben Stewart, UK
I am writing to say thanks for the great website. I have a winemaking/viti
background and am now doing my PhD at Adelaide Uni. in Australia on
organic/biodynamic grape growing. I was recently awarded a scholarship to travel
the world and learn more about such practices! I have been using your website to
help me learn about the major producers. I have attached my CV and travel
itinerary for you to take a look. Congrats again...and keep up the good work.
Luke Johnston, Australia
Just wanted to compliment you on your excellent article about demi-sec
Vouvray. This past weekend I attended a wine tasting with a group of like
minded friends, and my contribution was a 1996 Huet Le Haut Lieu sec. I
actually commented at the tasting that I would have rather brought a demi-sec,
but I was limited to what was on offer at Berry Bros. They had demi-sec wines
available, but they were all from this decade, and I wanted something with at
least 10 years of bottle age. I was struggling to explain the merits of demi-sec
Vouvray to the group, but now having read your article, I forwarded it on to
everyone for a much more eloquent explanation that I could ever come up with!
Tim Webster, UK
I came across your website on a search of Bollinger wine for one of our wine
cellar customers. I thought your site was terrific.
Curt Dahl, USA
I am very happy with your website, it is probably the best I have ever seen.
Lots of information, I can spend hours reading all about wine on this site, it's
my favourite! I just wanted to say, keep going like this! Best regards from a
Jac van Gils
I just discovered The Wine Doctor and I just wanted to thank you for creating
a truly wonderful website.
David Bassiouni, USA
I've just returned from a trip down the Loire and I wanted to thank
you for your excellent guide which helped form the basis of my trip. We met a
lot of interesting people and had a great time, thanks again.
I just wanted to say how great I though your site is. It is a constant
reference to me and a pleasure to read. That’s all. Keep up the amazing work.
As a real Loire wine lover, I really like your site. Lots of good stories and
Joost Boelaars, The Netherlands
I came across your site while looking for info about Clos Rougeard. While I
will be in Saumur for a few days next month it seems that a visit with Frères
Foucault is out of the question. I am by no means a connoisseur but, to my
taste, Clos Rougeard is the epitome of cabernet franc. I once had the great
fortune to taste wines at Domaine Baudry with Matthieu. The 2005 Croix Boisée,
Grezeaux and Clos Guillot are truly exceptional, individually expressive
cabernet francs. Ah, to have a cellar stocked with wines from these two
producers. Anyway, please accept my compliments for your work. I must bookmark
Michael Farrell, USA
Great article about Domaine de Juchepie!
David Bolomey, Belgium
I love reading your site first of all, especially Bordeaux news, going
through your notes of 2006 for the up coming releases here in Canada, seeing
what I should buy.
Weston Nawrocki, Canada
Superbe! Tenez le bon travail!
Michael Groves, France (I presume)
I love your website. An important and well respected source of information
for me (drinking and loving wine since 25 years). Please let me point out that
an update of the wines from Bernard Fouquet is strongly needed. In my opinion
these wines - very moderately priced - deserve the attention. Chris, please keep
on doing the great work, especially with a focus on Loire Valley, this glaring
underrated region in France.
Michael Markath, Germany
Great stuff, helpful info, always interesting.
David Bricker, Switzerland
Have just spent an enjoyable hour (or more!)
going through your site - what a wealth of information!
David Murphy, France
I've been reading your posts for a year or something, and to say the truth
like it a lot - the way you deliver information, treat environment and
importantly your palate which is a part of mine.
Following your articles on Winedoctor and Winedr I would like to thank you
very much for the fact that you give us such well researched and profound
articles for free. It is always a pleasure, to read something new. For me,
writing a German wine blog for several years now and a lover of Loire wines it
is more than a profound wine guide which I don't find in German for this special
region. So again thank you for spending so much time writing the articles for
Christoph Raffelt, Germany
Firstly what a wonderful site - how do you find the time?!
Neal Hooper, UK
I'm sure you haven't much time to read the hundreds of emails that you surely
receive on a daily basis. So, I'll keep it short: your Winedoctor website is
amazing, it's a gem like no other. Kudos!
Olivier Debré, France
I have been reading your website more than a year now and it has helped me to
increase my wine knowledge and perspective a lot. Thank you for your massive
efforts in managing it!
Eriks M, Latvia
Chris I've read and used your site for some time now. More specifically; I've
read if for a while as my interest in all things wine has developed (especially
in the last year) and then used it very much as a key source of trustworthy info
as I've dipped my toe into en primeur for the first time (half a case of
Lafleur-Pétrus, half a case of Léoville-Barton, waiting for Pontet-Canet,
umm'ing over Calon-Ségur hopefully all paid for in five years time by the half
case of Lafite!! :-)) But anyhow I digress - I just wanted to say many many
thanks for the time and effort you put into your great site, it's been hugely
helpful to me.
Howard Corner, UK
I am a regular visitor to your site for the reams
of information it contains - the work you put into it is very impressive.
Emma Rice, UK
Great website - I have various cases of Bordeaux from 2000 onwards (I've
tried to grow, year by year, a diverse "cellar" from the different regions and
always find your website fantastically useful. This year I'm planning on
Léoville Barton despite my wine merchant expecting a £450 price tag! Anyway,
just thought I would say well done.
Henry Withinshaw, UK
Thank you for writing on thewinedoctor.com - this site is one of the greatest
wine resources on the net.
Gary Chevsky, USA
Thanks for your wonderful web site. After a 25 year vacation from wines I am
back to doing some drinking and collecting. A recent trip to Minnesota and a
wonderful restaurant in Dinky Town and a few glasses of a wonderful Spanish Red
got my juices flowing again. During this time I was brewing beer and into
Single Malts so all was not lost. Thanks to your web site and the internet
gathering info is a lot easier than it was in the 70s and 80s. At 60 my brain
does not work as well but neither does anything else. Once
Paul Best, USA
I take great pleasure in reading your website on an almost daily basis. It
has been a great source of information since my serious enjoyment of wine in the
last couple of years. Please keep up the excellent work on the website - it is
providing me with excellent knowledge.
Richard Cross, UK
Came across your site browsing around. A lot of work you have put down.
Interesting reading. My compliments.
First of all I would like to thank you for your great website which is one of
my main references concerning my so much loved Bordeaux wines!
Rainer Schulz-Margrander, Germany
Just a few words on your web site, love it, great information, well done. One
of the downfalls of my writing is I am unable to articulate the nuances of an
area or winery, while I have visited many of the regions you have and tasted
through many of the same wines, your insight serves as a great refresher. It is
the Oh Ya, I remember moment I get when I read through your notes, job
John Clerides, Canada
I've been browsing your website and find it very interesting as I have very
little knowledge of wine.
Kate Neubauer, Australia
I truly appreciate your in-depth and compelling writing on the wine regions
of France. Especially since you offer it to the public at no cost. In that
respect I do try to click on your ad links whenever I am on your site. Keep up the good work! How do
you find all these great connections with the producers?
Phillip Zucchino, France
I was just looking for some info on German wine regions and for the first
time had a bit more of a poke around your site. It looks like lots of valuable
information so I hope you don't mind me pointing people to you as a valuable
Neville Yates, Australia
I would just like to congratulate you on what is a fine piece of writing
about the Burgundy region. For years I’ve been struggling to get my head around
it, yet an hour spent reading your article has helped lift the fog (I think).
Your work is much appreciated. Of course, I may curse you now I am
now even more inclined to spend more money on discovering the wines of that
Paul Jaines, UK
Opinions from well-known names, winemakers, journalists, and writers....
Just want to say what a great site, and how informative I find it. Now check
it almost daily and find it most valuable. We import into Australia Baumard,
Clos Rougeard, Pichot, Vincent Pinard, Yannick Amirault, and Pierre Luneau-Papin
plus some other Loire. I have found the information on Baumard and some of their
techniques particularly interesting and valuable.
Iain Cameron, Vintage and Wine, Australia
I hope this email finds you well. I am the wine educator for JJ Buckley, an
internet retailer based in Oakland, California that specializes in Bordeaux
while selling wines from across the globe. We are quite active in the en primeur
Bordeaux market each year and needless to say, everyone here has been reading
your coverage of BDX 2010 closely. As one of the largest sellers of Bordeaux en
primeurs in the United States, each year our staff attends the UGC tastings
while visiting negociants and châteaux to assess the latest vintage. We then
publish our tasting notes along with numerous articles about our visit. In doing
my backgound reading and research, your website was very informative and
helpful. Thanks for your hard work and I look forward to hearing any comments
you might have regarding our report.
Chuck Hayward, JJ Buckley Fine Wines, California, USA
People often don’t throw praise around as much as they should these days. I
just wanted to say thank you for your website. It really is the most useful wine
resource of any that I use – printed or online. Great information, detailed and
relevant, and very readable. There is a good balance of fact, analysis & opinion
that allows the reader some more insight into your topics. I hope you get a good
personal return for what is obviously a huge amount of your personal work!
Thanks again for making my life easier & more informed.
Graeme Broom, TM Robertson Wine Importers, UK
These reports on the vintages are the very best that I have seen anywhere and
although I am a Master of Wine living in Bordeaux the amount of information that
you impart is splendiferous and incredibly useful. Would you not by any chance
have them for 2002 and above all 2000, they are not on the web? Very best wishes
and thank you for such excellent work.
John Salvi MW, France
I've been visiting several times your website now, and each time I'm
impressed with the richness and the quality of the information it contains.
Edouard Miailhe, Château Siran, France
You can judge how much of a surfer I am from the fact that it has taken me this long to meet your site.
I came in on your admirable exposition of German wine and its problems, but find lovely bits wherever I look.
I don't promise to spend much more time at my desk, but send you warm greetings from another addict.
Hugh Johnson, UK
Don't think we've met but I have heard about you. I came across your (very
well laid out) site and clicked away.
Monty Waldin, UK/France
I found your website a few month ago and I have to say since that day, it is
a source for some of my articles. I am a German wine critic/journalist living in
Switzerland. So I really have to say I am happy to know your site, checking up
what I know/found on wineries with your information.
Sigi Hiss, Switzerland
A very worthwhile site.
Jancis Robinson MW OBE, UK
This email has been a long time coming, as I have enjoyed reviewing the
extraordinary content of your website for the past several years. Such an
incredible feat to be able to offer enthusiasts so much information, not to
mention viable, well-explained opinions - I must confess to a healthy
degree of envy. Over here in Toronto, I have been writing for several
years, travelling across the pond several times a year; but it is
the enthusiasm I derive from tasting and talking about wine with other
individuals that I've stayed in the game as long as I have, hacking things
out week after week. Just so you know, I am neither looking for a
publisher nor a colleague (I'm sure you get too many emails from people
harbouring such intentions). I merely want to express my compliments on such
a fine website. Well done!
Julian Hitner, Canada
Tom Stevenson, UK
Firstly, I'd like to express my appreciation to you for the content on thewinedoctor.com. I've found it to be an invaluable resource in learning more
about the art of wine, something I am new to, but very keen to pursue.
Matt Christtensen, UK
Easy to navigate, and full of congenial, friendly writing.
Stuart Walton, UK
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