These pages are something I’ve put together for my own use, and if anybody else finds them useful or interesting that’s a bonus.

You’re actually looking at Version 3.0 of this section of the site, with the change from Versions 1 and 2 coming after it became increasingly obvious that the original idea, with a separate blog-type page for each winery and the tasting notes hidden in the body of a lengthy essay wasn’t the way to go.

For a start there was the question of whether I’d already done a write up on this bottle, and, if so, exactly where it was.

No, better to have a blog page entirely devoted to tasting notes, organised on a month by month basis (which would also tie in very nicely with Hughesy’s bi-monthly newsletter).

We’ve also added The Little House of Concrete Wine Rack to the array of blogs, with new content appearing over there and archived here, along with more general content that doesn’t fit quite as easily into the blog format.

And the wineries? Organised by state, with an introductory essay about each and subsequent content as needed rather than as an introduction to the tasting notes when a new shipment arrives. Much more elegant (I think).

And the material I’ve gathered about red and white grape varieties and the index placed at the end. Simple and straightforward….