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The Kitchin (6/2/16)
Dinner with a lesson on etiquette, at The Kitchin.

Domaine de Montgilet (5/2/16)
My profile of this Aubance domaine expanded and updated.

Château Cissac (4/2/16)
I profile this old-school Haut-Médoc estate.

Cave Saint-Verny (29/1/16)
Smart, good-value wines from the Auvergne.

Château Cantemerle (28/1/16)
My profile of this Haut-Médoc estate updated.

Les Maisons Brûlées (27/1/16)
I profile this biodynamic domaine, now run by Paul Gillet.

This Weeks Featured Article
Château de Pressac

Now and again I come across a hidden gem in Bordeaux, and in more recent years when I have done so it has tended to be in St Emilion that I made the discovery. Like many such 'hidden' gems, Château de Pressac can only be described as hiding in plain sight. The château occupies a prominent position on the edge of the......
Read on as I meet Jean-François Quenin and profile Château de Pressac, a recently revitalised château in St Emilion. (26/1/16)

Recent Blog Posts

All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read.

The Salons of Angers, Day 5 (04/02/16)
The final day of the Salon des Vins de Loire is, sadly, alwa...
The Salons of Angers, Day 4 (03/02/16)
I read a news report this morning describing research which ...
The Salons of Angers, Day 3 (02/02/16)
As I have alluded in some of my previous posts, the Salon de...
The Salons of Angers, Day 2 (01/02/16)
There is an episode in series 2 of Father Ted (entitled R...
The Salons of Angers, Day 1 (31/01/16)
When I was packing for this trip I distinctly recall looking...
Site Update Archive


Domaine Mosse Magic of Ju-Ju 2014 (25/1/15) [free]
Wine with a frenetic African beat.

Other Red Loire Varieties (24/1/16) Côt & more.
Yannick Amirault (23/1/16) I taste 2014 to 2011.
Vignobles Péré-Vergé (22/1/16) A visit and tasting update.
Château Trottevieille (21/1/16) Another St Emilion profile updated.
Domaine La Tour Beaumont (20/1/16) Lively wines from Haut-Poitou.
Denis Dubourdieu (19/1/16) Profile & portfolio tasting.
La Ferme de la Sansonnière La Lune 2012 (18/1/16) [free]
Petrus (17/1/16) A profile update, with new images.
New in Côte Roannaise: Le Picatier (16/1/16) Roanne organics.
Château La Dominique (15/1/16) I profile this St Emilion estate.
Domaine de la Noblaie (14/1/16) Wines from 2013 and 2012.
Richard Leroy (13/1/16) I update and expand my profile.
Château de Cérons (12/1/16) In a long-lost Bordeaux appellation....
Château de Beauregard Saumur Moelleux 1996 (11/1/16) [free]
Grolleau & Pineau d'Aunis (10/1/16) Idiosyncratic Loire varieties.
Château Falfas (9/1/16) Biodynamics in the Côtes de Bourg.
Bernard Baudry (8/1/16)Wines from 2013 & 2012.
Château Clément-Pichon (7/1/16) A grand Haut-Médoc estate.
New in St Nicolas: Domaine de la Cotelleraie (6/1/16) Top domaine.
New in Côte Roannaise: Domaine Sérol (5/1/16) Leading domaine.
Château Haut-Bailly 1995 (4/1/16) [free]
Château Cantegril (3/1/16) A Sauternes profile update.
Sauternes & Barsac 2013 (2/1/16) My final 2013 report.


The 1990 Vintage (31/12/15) Mostly Vouvray, at 25 years of age.
Bordeaux 2013: Other Appellations (30/12/15)
Pomerol 2013 (30/12/15) Some impressive efforts.
Château Lanessan (29/12/15) A vertical of 11 vintages.
Warre's Vintage Port 1985 (28/12/15) [free]

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Recent Loire

The four most popular recent Loire updates.

Clos Rougeard Tasting
I visit, and taste with Nady. (8/12/15)

Philippe Alliet
Nine wines from 2014 & 2013. (27/11/15)

Loire 2005
Forty wines tasted, ten years on. (24/11/15)

Oaked Sauvignon Blanc
Loire Valley vs Bordeaux: a tasting report. (17/11/15)

Recent Bordeaux

The four most popular recent Bordeaux updates.

Château de Reignac
I profile this leading estate. (22/12/15)

Bordeaux 2013
A vintage report, at two years. (15/12/15)

Ch. La Mission Haut-Brion
My profile expanded to eight pages. (7/10/15)

A High Time with Haut-Brion
Nine wines from Haut-Brion & La Mission. (6/10/15)

Wine & Dine

Four recent restaurant visits. All are free to read.

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

Café de la Promenade
A mixed experience on a return visit. (31/10/15)

Innovative dining, 'natural' wines. (10/10/15)

The Honours
Cramped dining, mystery cheeses. (26/9/15)