The wine doctor

Domaine de la Pépière: The 2009 Vintage - a tasting report [subscription]

I check in on Clisson, Les Gras Moutons, Trois & Clos des Morines

17.08.09. 00:00

Touraine 2015 - a tasting report [subscription]

Vivacious Vouvray and other exciting wines

16.08.16. 00:00

Central Vineyards 2015 - a tasting report [subscription]

Over 30 wines from top domaines, including Jonathan Pabiot, Michel Redde, Vacheron, Alphonse Mellot & more

16.08.16. 00:00

Anjou & Saumur 2015 - a tasting report [subscription]

From Rosé de Loire to Quarts de Chaume

16.08.16. 00:00

Muscadet 2015 - a tasting report [subscription]

Over 30 wines tasted, including Fiefs Vendéens, Gros Plant and others

16.08.16. 00:00

Château Dassault - a profile update [subscription]

My profile expanded and updated, with new historical detail, more information on the domaine today, and new images

16.06.02. 07:19

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Château d'Aiguilhe - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Château d'Aiguilhe, from 2015 to 2012

16.06.01. 06:55

Domaine Ogereau, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

A superb baker's dozen, with a new sense of energy in the wines, and some exciting new cuvées

16.05.31. 08:32

Les Terres d'Ocre St Pourçain Instan T 2013 [free]

Far from the Loire's well-beaten track; Pinot Noir and Gamay from the banks of the Allier

16.05.30. 10:10

Loire Wine Guide: Red Winemaking [subscription]

In the latest instalment of my Loire Wine Guide I take a look at red winemaking in the Loire Valley, with a particular focus here on carbonic maceration

16.05.29. 13:50

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Château Léoville-Poyferré - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Château Léoville-Poyferré, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.28. 12:25

Vincent Gaudry, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

I report on a biodynamic half-dozen from Vincent Gaudry, a Sancerre vigneron based in Sury-en-Vaux

16.05.27. 13:02

Clos du Marquis - a new profile [subscription]

Now with its own second wine, revealed in the 2015 vintage, it is time for the Clos du Marquis to have its own profile

16.05.26. 10:36

Château Franc Mayne - a new profile [subscription]

I profile this ancient estate, source of St Emilion in a very modern mould

16.05.26. 10:36

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: La Mondotte - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, La Mondotte, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.25. 08:10

Jonathan Pabiot, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

I report on six new and fortcoming releases, featuring the 2014 and 2013 vintages, from this young but top-tier vigneron

16.05.24. 08:47

Chateau Pierre-Bise Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu Clos de la Soucherie 2001 [free]

A maturing Coteaux du Layon, from a great domaine and a commune of some repute too

16.05.23. 13:28

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Chateau Branaire-Ducru - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Chateau Branaire-Ducru, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.22. 10:00

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Chateau Gazin - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Chateau Gazin, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.22. 10:00

Château La Lagune - a profile update [subscription]

A quick update to my profile, with new images

16.05.21. 23:43

Château Leoville-Poyferre - a profile update [subscription]

The latest in a series of St Julien profile overhauls; I expand my profile to six pages, with more detail and new images

16.05.20. 09:05

Domaine Philippe Gilbert, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

I taste seven super Menetou-Salons

16.05.19. 08:41

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Chateau Gazin - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Chateau Gazin, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.18. 09:18

Domaine Masson-Blondelet, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

Top Pouilly-Fume from this domaine - I taste the latest releases

16.05.17. 09:53

Château Brulescaille 2010 [free]

Exploring another distant corner of Bordeaux

16.05.17. 09:53

Loire Wine Guide: Sparkling Winemaking [subscription]

In the latest instalment of my Loire Wine Guide I take a look at Loire Fizz, with a focus on Petillant Naturel

16.05.15. 13:07

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Chateau Rauzan-Ségla - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Chateau Rauzan-Ségla, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.14. 11:42

Clos Roche Blanche [subscription]

I update my profile of this domaine, sadly now detailing the winding down and selling off of the Barrouillet-Roussel vineyards

16.05.13. 11:18

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.11. 07:26

Domaine Vacheron, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

A dozen new and recent releases from this top domaine, including both Le Pavé and L'Enclos des Remparts in the 2012 vintage

16.05.10. 09:03

Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Montlouis Nouveau Nez 2014 [free]

I pop the cork on this delicious wine, along with some sad reflections on recent frosts

16.05.09. 22:52

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - a profile update [subscription]

A profile update, with new images and added details

16.05.09. 22:52

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Chateau Pontet-Canet - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Chateau Pontet-Canet, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.09. 22:52

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Chateau Canon - a tasting report [subscription]

The latest in this series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage tasted against other recent years. Here, Chateau Canon, from 2015 to 2012

16.05.09. 22:52

Château Cap de Mourlin - a profile update [subscription]

I profile this domaine, a source of modern, inky-dark wines in St Emilion

16.05.09. 22:52

Primeur Picks 2015 [subscription]

The state of en primeur, and my top picks

16.05.09. 22:52

Francois Crochet, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

I taste seventeen wines, mainly 2015 & 2014, from this domaine

16.05.09. 22:52

Verdier-Logel Côtes du Forez La Volcanique 2015 [free]

Fun, freshness, frame, and no winemaking fripperies

16.05.09. 22:52

Château Pichon-Baron - a profile update [subscription]

An update with some new images

16.05.01. 10:07

Alain Cailbourdin, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

Four of Alain's latest releases tasted

16.04.30. 10:24

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte - a tasting report [subscription]

A new series of 'Bordeaux Quartet' reports, looking at the 2015 vintage against other recent years, beginning with Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte

16.04.29. 09:52

Bordeaux 2015 - AC Bordeaux [subscription]

Generic wines, from Margaux, Cos, the Guinaudeaus & more

16.04.28. 09:10

Bordeaux 2015 - Haut-Medoc [subscription]

A mixed bag from this broad appellation

16.04.27. 11:19

Bordeaux 2015 - Sauternes & Barsac [subscription]

A very consistent fruit-fresh vintage

16.04.26. 07:27

Domaine de la Perruche Coteaux de Saumur Les Rotissants 1996 [free]

Classicism and aged complexity here

16.04.25. 08:59

Bordeaux 2015 - Moulis & Listrac [subscription]

No great wines here, but some good value

16.04.24. 11:33

Bordeaux 2015 - St Estèphe [subscription]

A more difficult vintage for this appellation

16.04.23. 11:05

Bordeaux 2015 - Pauillac [subscription]

Another mixed story, with great success in parts

16.04.22. 12:39

Bordeaux 2015 - St Julien [subscription]

Terroir matters. A story of mixed success here

16.04.21. 10:07

Bordeaux 2015 - Margaux [subscription]

An impressive vintage for this appellation; I report on just over 30 wines

16.04.20. 09:39

Bordeaux 2015 - Pessac-Léognan [subscription]

Another great success story in this vintage, as I report on more than 60 wines

16.04.19. 12:02

Domaine de la Pépière Clos des Briords 2014 [free]

It's Bordeaux antidote time. A lifeline for all the Loire fanatics

16.04.19. 12:02

Médoc 2015 - Pomerol [subscription]

A glitch in the notion of 2015 as a 'great' vintage

16.04.17. 13:35

Bordeaux 2015 - Pomerol [subscription]

I report on more than 60 wines from the Pomerol appellation

16.04.16. 12:45

Bordeaux 2015 - Castillon & Co. [subscription]

Quality and value from the right bank; 29 wines from Castillon and the other Côtes, Fronsac and the satellite appellations

16.04.15. 09:56

Bordeaux 2015 - St Emilion Grand Cru Classé & Grand Cru [subscription]

I look at 89 more wines from this appellation, and find lots of good wines, some exceptional wines, and the potential for good value

16.04.14. 09:14

Bordeaux 2015 - St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé [subscription]

My first look at the wines, kicking off with some stunning wines from the rop rung of the St Emilion classification

16.04.13. 12:43

Bordeaux 2015 - a tasting report [subscription]

My six-page introduction to the vintage; weather report, harvest report, first broad impressions of the wines, some words on buying en primeur

16.04.12. 11:09

Château Montviel 2004 [free]

Keeping the Bordeaux ball rolling

16.04.11. 11:24

Sébastien Riffault, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

Oxidation and botrytis in the 2012 vintage

16.04.01. 11:04

Château Lalande-Borie - a profile update [subscription]

I profile this Borie-family domaine, a source of charming wines from the west end of St Julien

16.03.30. 23:10

François Pinon Vouvray Cuvée Tradition 1997 [free]

Vouvray, Roman Holiday and chocolate éclairs

16.03.28. 10:16

Château Cos d'Estournel, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

The 2013 vintage - Cos, Pagodes & Goulée - revisited

16.03.27. 13:43

The Ship on the Shore - a restaurant review [subscription]

I pop down to the Water of Leith for some sustainable Scottish seafood

16.03.26. 14:07

Château Le Pape - a new profile [subscription]

I profile this estate in Pessac-Léognan, now turning out delightfuly perfumed wines full of promise, following the arrival of the team from Château Haut-Bailly in 2013

16.03.25. 10:21

Famille Lieubeau, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

I taste wines mainly from 2015, made by Vincent Lieubeau, along with a trio of older wines

16.03.24. 10:55

Château Léoville-Barton - a profile update [subscription]

I expand my profile of this popular domaine from one to six pages, with new detail and new images

16.03.23. 10:14

Gérard et Pierre Morin, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

I check in on Pierre Morin and taste wines from 2015 to 2012, including the 2015 and 2014 vintages contrasted cuvée by cuvée

16.03.22. 10:50

Château Larcis Ducasse - a profile update [subscription]

My profile of this estate updated

16.03.20. 12:02

Clos Floridène - a new profile [subscription]

I profile this domaine, a source of top-quality Graves, from Denis Dubourdieu

16.03.19. 18:47

Domaine des Herbauges, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

I report on the 2015 vintage from Jérôme Choblet

16.03.18. 10:12

Château La Couspaude - a profile update [subscription]

Another St Emilion profile updated

16.03.17. 09:48

Claude Lafond - a profile update [subscription]

An update to my profile of this Reuilly domaine

16.03.16. 08:23

Domaine Le Fay d'Homme & Vine Revival, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

An update on the wines of Vincent Caillé, including Vine Revival, his joint project with Christelles Guibert

16.03.15. 10:01

Château La Marzelle 2008 [free]

More St Emilion exploration, with an 'old' wine

16.03.14. 09:36

Château Doisy-Daëne - a profile update [subscription]

My profile of this expanded estate updated

16.03.13. 13:15

Château Doisy-Dubroca - a profile update [subscription]

My profile of this defunct estate updated

16.03.13. 13:15

Castle Terrace - a restaurant review[subscription]

A hit-and-miss experience with Dominic Jack

16.03.12. 13:52

Château Fonplégade - a new profile [subscription]

I continue to expand my coverage of St Emilion with a new profile of this grand cru classé estate which, since 2004, has undergone a revitalisation under the direction of Stephen and Denise Adams

16.03.10. 11:59

Bonnet-Huteau, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

Recent releases, mainly 2014, tasted

16.03.10. 11:59

Claude Riffault - a new profile [subscription]

Top quality, terroir-focused wines from Sancerre

16.03.08. 08:01

Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec 1946 [free]

A no-brainer for my weekend wine choice this week

16.03.07. 11:34

Loire Wine Guide - White Winemaking, part 2 [subscription]

The latest instalment in my Loire guide

16.03.06. 16:15

The Mitjavile Portfolio, 2016 - a tasting report [subscription]

Wines from Tertre-Roteboeuf & Roc de Cambes

16.03.05. 18:53

Château Moulin Riche - a new profile [subscription]

An old St Julien name revived. I profile Moulin Riche, an ancient cru bourgeois estate thriving independently once more

16.03.03. 08:56

Pierre Luneau-Papin, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

The 2014 vintage from this leading Muscadet domaine reappraise

16.03.01. 11:10

Philippe Alliet Chinon Vieilles Vignes 2004 [free]

Another Chinon this week, and a reminder of a forthcoming expansion in the Chinon appellation

16.02.29. 12:47

Château Pédesclaux - a profile update [subscription]

An updated profile, new detail & new images

16.02.28. 15:21

Domaine du Haut Bourg, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

I taste new releases from the Choblet brothers, from 2014 to 2005

16.02.27. 10:52

Château Léoville-Las-Cases - a profile update [subscription]

The first in a series of St Julien profile overhauls; I expand my profile from one to seven pages, with new detail and new images

16.02.26. 09:26

Château de la Roulerie - a profile update [subscription]

My profile of Philippe Germain and this domaine expanded and updated, with new detail and new images

16.02.24. 09:37

Serge et Bruno Sourdais Chinon 1996 [free]

Classic style, still youthful, from an unsung domaine

16.02.22. 10:46

Loire Wine Guide - White Winemaking, part 1 [subscription]

My Loire guide continues, with picking to macération pelliculaire

16.02.21. 15:27

Château Clinet, 2016 Update - a tasting report [subscription]

A vineyard tour with Ronan Laborde, and six wines tasted

16.02.20. 12:53

Château Bellevue - a profile update [subscription]

My profile of this St Emilion estate overhauled. More history, and more detail on the modern-day wines, from the hand of Hubert de Boüard de Laforest

16.02.18. 11:24

Château Caillou - a profile update [subscription]

My profile of this domaine updated

16.02.14. 14:26

The Cuvelier Portfolio, 2016 - a tasting report [subscription]

Ten wines from Château Léoville-Poyferré & Château Moulin Riche

16.02.13. 12:49

Château Fombrauge - a new profile [subscription]

I continue to expand my coverage of St Emilion with a detailed profile of this grand cru classé estate owned, since 1999, by Bernard Magrez

16.02.11. 09:23

Loire 2015 - a vintage report introduction [subscription]

The vintage report: a rich vintage of exceptional quality. I kick off with a four-page introduction and review

16.02.09. 11:04

Noëlla Morantin Chez Charles Sauvignon Blanc 2014 [free]

Hats off to Noëlla for this Sauvignon-themed work of art

16.02.08. 09:25

Château Sénéjac - a profile update [subscription]

My profile of this domaine, managed by Tesseron & Comme, updated

16.02.07. 13:54

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Világevő, 16.07.20. 21:12

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Világevő, 16.07.19. 19:33

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Tavaly ott voltam az első Bohém Légyotton, és nem túlzás azt állítani, hogy egy hihetetlenül hangulatos programról van szó, finom borokkal, jó hangulattal, nagyon normális emberekkel egy fantasztikus helyen...

Limara péksége, 16.07.17. 17:43

Amerikai almáspite

A kedvenc pitém. Vaníilia fagyival verhetetlen.A piacon gyönyörű, zöld színű nyári almákat kaptam, talán fontosalmának nevezik, de ebben nem vagyok biztos. Savanykás, az tuti.

Chili és Vanília, 16.07.15. 20:15

Egyben sült csirke nyári céklákkal

Vasárnap délelőtt, lassan ébredezik a város, a Tűzoltó utcai kézműves söröző udvarán azonban már korán reggel nagy az izgalom.

A bűvös szakács, 16.07.05. 09:41

Iskolatáska teszt

Nyakunkon az iskolakezdés. Ilyenkor minden szülőnél felmerül a kérdés, milyen szempontok alapján válasszon iskolaszereket a gyermeknek.

Chili és Vanília, 16.07.04. 09:21

Sütés nélküli sajttorta csatos üvegben

A Nők Lapja mostani számában amerikai ihletésű recepteket találtok tőlem: hamburger tépett sertéshússal, nyári lazacleves csöves kukoricával, ragacsos, csípős csirkeszárny, többek között.

Limara péksége, 16.06.29. 14:19

Ropogós sajtgolyók

Számtalanszor hallom az ismerősöktől, hogy imádom a rántott sajtot, de nem készítek, mert annyira macerás.

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