Recent Site Updates

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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.

Château Bahans Haut-Brion 2002 (5/10/15) [free]
There's an Haut-Brion theme this week. Well, sort of.

Melon de Bourgogne (4/10/15)
My guide to the Loire continues with a treatise on this variety.

This Weeks Featured Article
A High Time with Haut-Brion

When the email from my old friend Alan dropped into my inbox I read it, and then re-read it, with a gradually increasing level of interest. "We're celebrating the one-hundredth tasting at Chester Claret Club with a couple of mini-verticals of Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, and I wondered if you would like to.........
Read on in A High Time with Haut-Brion, a report on a tasting of Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, with vintages ranging from 1997 back to 1983. (6/10/15)

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


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.
The Neipperg Portfolio (8/9/15) Eighteen wines tasted.
Château Brown Blanc 2013 (7/9/15) [free]
Sauvignon Blanc (6/9/15) Origins, history, literature and wine.
Loire Varieties (6/9/15) The diversity of the Loire's varieties.

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The four most popular recent Loire updates.

Domaine Guiberteau
A source of top quality, mineral-rich Saumur. (1/9/15)

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I meet up with Anne Vatan in Chavignol. (25/8/15)

Gérard Boulay
A tasting update; four recent releases. (21/8/15)

Domaine Thomas-Labaille
Top wines from Jean-Paul Labaille. (18/8/15)

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Château Haut-Brion
My profile expanded to nine pages. (19/6/15)

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A retrospective tasting, 2014 - 2000. (2/6/15)

Château L'Église-Clinet
A retrospective tasting, 2005 - 1995. (19/5/15)

Wine & Dine

Four recent restaurant visits. All are free to read.

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

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

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A fine-dining surprise, in Le Puy-Notre-Dame. (12/9/15)

The Pompadour by Galvin
Impresseive, top dining in Edinburgh. (29/8/15)