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Loire: Red Winemaking (29/5/16)
My Loire guide continues with a look at carbonic maceration.

Bordeaux Quartet: Château Léoville-Poyferré (28/5/16)
More than a quartet; 2015 - 2012 Léoville & 2014 - 2012 Pavillon.

Vincent Gaudry, 2016 Update (27/5/16)
A biodynamic half-dozen from Sury-en-Vaux, Sancerre.

Clos du Marquis (26/5/16)
I profile this St Julien, from the Delon stable.

Bordeaux Quartet: La Mondotte (25/5/16)
Another Bordeaux foursome, 2015 back to 2012.

Ch. Pierre-Bise Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu Clos d/l Soucherie 2001
A maturing Coteaux du Layon. (23/5/16) [free]

This Weeks Featured Article
Jonathan Pabiot, 2016 Update

At the recent Salon des Vins de Loire I was barely through the doors before I made my way over to the La Levée de la Loire, the secondary salon solely for organic wines. And I was barely though the pass-check at the entrance before I was tasting. My eagerness wasn't out of some blinkered love for organic or biodynamic........
Read on in my 2016 Jonathan Pabiot Update, looking at the latest from this young vigneron on the Pouilly-Fumé top tier. (24/5/16)

Recent Blog Posts

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Exploring Sherry #17: Romate Don Jose Oloroso (27/05/16)
Yes, it has been a long time, hasn’t it? In truth, a f...
En Primeur: Where Next? (25/05/16)
The way Bordeaux is sold is changing, and it is going to kee...
Bordeaux Quartets: 2015 vs. 2014 (05/05/16)
With my Bordeaux 2015 report now complete, I can look forwar...
Bordeaux 2015: Penultimate Thoughts (30/04/16)
Not closing thoughts then? No not quite, because although I ...
Bordeaux 2015: Pomerol Pacifist (09/04/16)
Well, that’s it, it’s done. My primeurs week is ...
Site Update Archive

May

Bordeaux Quartet: Branaire-Ducru (22/5/16) From 2015 to 2012.
Château La Lagune (21/5/16) An update, including new images.
Château Léoville-Poyferré (20/5/16) Another St Julien overhaul.
Domaine Philippe Gilbert (19/5/16) Seven super Menetou-Salons.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Gazin (18/5/16) From 2015 to 2012.
Domaine Masson-Blondelet (17/5/16) The latest releases.
Château Brulescaille Côtes de Bourg 2010 (16/5/16) [free]
Loire Wine Guide: Sparkling Winemaking (15/5/16) Loire Fizz.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Rauzan-Ségla (14/5/16)
Clos Roche Blanche (13/5/16) A final update.
Château Franc Mayne (12/5/16) St Emilion in a modern mould.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Canon-la-Gaffelière (11/5/16)
Domaine Vacheron (10/5/16) The latest releases tasted.
La Grange Tiphaine Nouveau Nez 2014 (9/5/16) [free]
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (8/5/16) A profile update.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Pontet-Canet (7/5/16) Another four.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Canon (6/5/16) I taste 2015 to 2012.
Château Cap de Mourlin (5/5/16) My profile updated.
Primeur Picks 2015 (4/5/16) My top picks from 2015.
François Crochet Update (3/5/16) I report on 17 wines.
Verdier-Logel Côtes du Forez La Volcanique 2015 (2/5/16) [free]
Château Pichon-Baron (1/5/16) An update, with new images.

April

Alain Cailbourdin, 2016 Update (30/4/16) Four recent releases.
Bordeaux Quartet: Ch. Smith-Haut-Lafitte (29/4/16) 2015 & 2010.
AC Bordeaux 2015 (27/4/16) Generic wines tasted.
Haut-Médoc 2015 (27/4/16) A mixed bag.
Sauternes & Barsac 2015 (26/4/16) A fine vintage.
Dom. de la Perruche Les Rotissants 1996 (25/4/16) [free]

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