The beautiful village of Le Thoureil is a 15 minute walk from us here at le tasting room. It’s always calm and serene whatever the weather, whatever the time of year. We always drive through the village on our way back from the station in Angers after collecting clients who have come down from Paris for a wine tasting day trip.
Le Thoureil – a beautiful riverside village perched on the banks of the Loire
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Loire valley vineyard update 14 May 2018
Well, it seems like we made it past the frost saints (11th, 12th and 13th May) so growers are beginning to relax as we approach the second half of May. We had one or two nights in the past couple of weeks when temperatures dropped dangerously close to zero but it seems that we are out of the major danger zone.14 May, 2018
Personal News – my life in the Loire 1st May 2018
Happy May Day!
Temperatures dropped to just around freezing last night in the Vouvray and Muscadet regions so growers were out lighting fires in the vineyard to try and avoid the potential risk of frost. The weather forecast is pretty encouraging but temperatures were due to have a dip last night.1 May, 2018
What are we drinking this week? Busardières 2011, Bourgueil from Domaine de la Chevalerie
Memories of 2011 as we sat out in the garden enjoying dinner this week. The difference between this year and 2011 is that as we sat in the garden that year, the rain clouds passed over us.12 Jul, 2018
News from the Loire – Les Foulées du Saumur Champigny 9th September 2018
If you like to run and are in the Loire this September, the Foulées du Saumur Champigny is a lovely event amongst the vines. Runs of 9km, 17km and a troglo trail of 29km as well as 2 Nordic walking trails and much more.2 May, 2018
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – crispy black pudding with mozarella, apple chutney and bitter salad leaves
If you’re a black pudding fan then you’re going to love this dish. It’s very simple and depends upon using high quality ingredients.14 Oct, 2019
See you in Touraine!
Our furniture (that has been in storage since October) arrives on Monday. We can’t wait to get everything into place and start making it into a home after 4 months in our (lovely but temporary) home.18 Jan, 2019
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