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Château L'Arrosée 2007 (12/10/15) [free]
A little piece of vinous archaeology from St Emilion.

Château Angélus (11/10/15)
This profile expanded and updated.

Timberyard (10/10/15) [free]
A restaurant review. Innovative dining, 'natural' wines.

Champalou, 2015 Update (9/10/15)
Four recent releases from this leading Vouvray domaine.

Pithon-Paillé, 2015 Update (8/10/15)
Fifteen wines tasted, and news from Anjou.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion (7/10/15)
A profile overhaul; more history, new detail, new images.

This Weeks Featured Article
Château de Targé

Château de Targé clings to Saumur's première côte, with the river and the flood plain sitting below it, the vine-carpetted limestone expanse above and behind it. In this respect, and in a number of other characteristics, it is like a number of other properties dotted along this limestone cliff. For a start there is an attractive.........
Read on in my new profile of Château de Targé, in Saumur-Champigny. I visit the domaine, explore its history, and taste various cuvées back to 1988. (13/10/15)

Recent Blog Posts

All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read.

Loire 2015 Harvest: Charles Sydney Reports (09/10/15)
I know you’ve all been waiting for it. The first repor...
Lagar de Cervera Rias Baixas Albarino 2014 (08/10/15)
A couple of months ago I spent a couple of weeks in Portugal...
Bordeaux 2015 Harvest: Report from Smith-Haut-Lafitte (07/10/15)
I get quite a lot of harvest news dropping into my inbox. Th...
Vouvraygate (06/10/15)
I have reflected for some time on the recent debacle in Vouv...
R.I.P. Claude Lafond, King of Reuilly (05/10/15)
There are few appellations that owe their existence to one m...
Site Update Archive


A High Time with Haut-Brion (6/10/15) Nine wines tasted.
Château Bahans Haut-Brion 2002 (5/10/15) [free]
Melon de Bourgogne (4/10/15) A treatise on this variety.
Domaine Mélaric (3/10/15) Eight recent releases tasted.
New in Sancerre: Vincent Gaudry (2/10/15) Biodynamic Sancerre.
Château Pavie-Decesse (1/10/15) I profile this domaine.


Sébastien Brunet (30/9/15) A tasting update, seven wines.
New in Saumur: Domaine de Rocheville (29/9/15)
Domaine des Deux Vallées Savennières 2012 (28/9/15) [free]
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.

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