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François Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnés 2013 (5/12/16) [free]
One for us true geeks; Kimmeridgian geology.

Domaine Ricard Le Vinsans Ricard 2014 (28/11/16) [free]
Idiosyncratic but quite delightful Loire Valley fizz.

Château Beauregard (27/11/16)
I update my profile, with new information and images.

Social Wine & Tapas (26/11/16) [free]
An informal and quite brilliant dinner.

Domaine de la Noblaie, The 2015 Vintage (25/11/16)
A tasting of the 2015 vintage, from bottle, vat and barrel.

Château Saint-Pierre (24/11/16)
An update for my profile of this under-rated estate.

This Week's Featured Article
Château de Coulaine, 2016 Update

In trying to understand Chinon and its wines, I have always been interested in returning to Château de Coulaine. This impressive château sits at the side of the road heading down from Beaumont-en-Véron into Chinon itself, although being partially obscured by trees I am sure I drove past its impressive facade - enough to........
Read on in my latest tasting report on the wines of Château de Coulaine, with a focus on the 2013 and 2012 vintages. (22/11/16)

Recent Blog Posts

All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read.

From Moueix to Cheval Blanc (03/12/16)
Friday was Pomerol day, and almost the day I had my first no...
From La Dauphine to Laroque (02/12/16)
Thursday was a great day, for various reasons. First, I star...
From Calon to Fronsac (01/12/16)
Wednesday started off well, and just seemed to get better as...
From Merignac to Yquem (30/11/16)
I landed in Bordeaux right on time yesterday morning. It was...
Five Days of Fourteens (29/11/16)
There will be a change of pace on Winedoctor during the next...
Site Update Archive


Domaine des Huards (23/11/16) A baker's dozen from Michel.
Château d'Epiré Savennières Moelleux 2009 (21/11/16) [free]
Château Pavie-Macquin (20/11/16) New information and images.
Lionel Gosseaume (19/11/16) Five from Lionel.
Yannick Amirault (18/11/16) A new five-page profile.
Château Fleur Cardinale (17/11/16) St Emilion in the modern style.
Domaine des Aubuisières (16/11/16) The 2015 vintage tasted.
New in Chinon: Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin (15/11/16)
Domaine Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Silex 2012 (14/11/16) [free]
Domaine des Roches Neuves (13/11/16) Updated with new details.
Sébastien Riffault (12/11/16) 'Natural' wines, an extreme style.
Château Larmande (11/11/16) A renewed St Emilion profile.
Ludovic Chanson (10/11/16) Four wines tasted.
New in Bourgueil: Laurent Herlin (9/11/16)
Pascal Lambert (8/11/16) A Chinon tasting report.
Château du Tertre 1996 (7/11/16) [free]
Château La Pointe (6/11/16) My profile updated.
Château La Lagune (5/11/16) I revisit 2013, 2014 & 2015.
Domaine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme (4/11/16) A profile update.
Clos Marsalette (3/11/16) I profile this Pessac-Léognan domaine.
Le Clos de la Meslerie (2/11/16) Some first tastes.
La Tour Saint-Martin (1/11/16) Vintages young and old.


Bouvet-Ladubay Taille Princesse Rosé 2011 (31/10/16) [free]
Château Belle-Rive (30/10/16) An updated profile.
Noble Rot (29/10/16) Sweeps, urchins & bluebirds. [free]
Charles Joguet (28/10/16) A revitalised profile.
New in Touraine: Domaine des Hauts Baigneux (27/10/16)
Château Branaire-Ducru (26/10/16) A renewed profile.

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I visit and taste with Benoit. (13/9/16)

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St Emilion GCC, 2015
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La Tour
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La Cabane à Vin
I visit another Chinon wine bar. (27/8/16)

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A great wine bar in Chinon. (6/8/16)

The Ship on the Shore
Down to the Water of Leith. (26/3/16)