Recent Site Updates

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Domaine de la Taille aux Loups Montlouis Romulus 1997 (29/8/16)
Rome, Rémus & Romulus. Great wines from Jacky Blot. [free]

Château Pichon-Lalande (28/8/16)
My profile expanded; new detail and new images.

La Cabane à Vin (27/8/16) [free to read]
Another wine bar in Chinon with petite restauration.

Eric Morgat, 2016 Update (26/8/16)
Two vintages of Fidès, a totally new style for Eric.

Château de Fonbel (25/8/16)
Great value St Emilion from the Vauthiers.

Domaine du Closel, 2016 Update (24/8/16)
The latest releases from Evelyne de Jessey-Pontbriand.

This Weeks Featured Article
Bernard Baudry, 2016 Visit

It is a well-known fact among connoisseurs of children's television that one of the greatest programmes ever made for younger viewers was Mr Benn. Every episode began with the title character, bedecked in dark suit and bowler hat, calling into a fancy dress shop. The shopkeeper, with trademark Turkish moustache.......
Read on in my report on a visit to Domane Bernard Baudry. Matthieu Baudry and I check out the vines in Les Grézeaux, Les Granges and La Croix Boissée, before a tasting of 2014 and 2015, plus some older vintages (2001 and 1989!). (30/8/16)

Recent Blog Posts

All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read.

Being Organic gives no Score Advantage (04/08/16)
A recently published UCLA study of eco-certified wine qualit...
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...
Site Update Archive

August

Domaine Réthoré Davy (23/8/16) I profile this domaine.
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Edmond 2012 (22/8/16) [free]
Jonathan Maltus (21/8/16) My profile updated.
Domaine de Bellevue (20/8/16) Jérôme Bretaudeau's wines.
Clau de Nell, 2016 Update (19/8/16) First taste of 2013 & 2014.
Château Grand Mayne (18/8/16) Another St Emilion profile updated.
Château Haut-Bailly, All The Fives (17/8/16) 2005 back to 1975.
Domaine de la Noblaie (16/8/16) I call in on Jérôme Billard.
Château d'Angludet 1996 (15/8/16) [free]
Château La Tour Carnet (14/8/16) New detail on the white cuvée.
Vine Revival, 2016 Update (13/8/16) I revisit 2014 & 2015.
Château de France (12/8/16) A once-derelict estate now rescued.
Jo Landron, 2016 Update (11/8/16) The latest releases from Jo.
St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Older Vintages (10/8/16) 34 wines.
St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2015 (9/8/16) 33 wines.
Château de Villeneuve Saumur Les Cormiers 2007 (8/8/16) [free]
Loire Vintages at a Glance (7/8/16) Bite-sized summaries.
La Cave Voltaire (6/8/16) A great wine bar in Chinon. [free]
Château Grand Village (5/8/16) The Guinaudeau-family homestead.
Domaine Saint Nicolas (4/8/16) Some delicious wines from Thierry.
Château Gruaud-Larose (3/8/16) A new 8-page profile.
Charles Joguet (2/8/16) I visit, and taste 2014 & 2015.
Domaine de Montcy Cour-Cheverny 2014 (1/8/16) [free]

July

Château Laroque (31/7/16) An estate set for revolution.
Alexandre Bain (30/7/16) I check out three wines from Alex.
Bordeaux 2003 Tasting (29/7/16) I check in on 16 wines.
Château La Serre (28/7/16) I profile this St Emilion domaine.
Nicolas Joly, 2016 Update (27/7/16) The 2014 vintage.

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Domaine de l'Ecu Update
I revisit Fréd Niger's wines. (28/6/16)

Domaine de la Pépière
Seven current releases tasted. (24/6/16)

Domaine de la Bergerie
The latest releases from Yves & Anne. (14/6/16)

Michel Redde
A tasting report, looking at the 2014 vintage. (10/6/16)

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Château Thieuley
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Bordeaux 2015 (12/4/16)
My detailed en primeur vintage report.

The Mitjavile Portfolio
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Four recent restaurant visits. All are free to read.

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Down to the Water of Leith. (26/3/16)

Castle Terrace
A hit-and-miss experience. (12/3/16)

The Kitchin
A lesson on etiquette, at The Kitchin. (6/2/16)

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