It was such a beautiful morning that I popped down to the river early this morning to walk Sybil . Le Thoureil is one of the prettiest villages perched on the river Loire half way between Angers and Saumur and just a 15 minute walk from our home.
Le Thoureil early morning
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Classic car day
We had a great day out with a group of sixteen classic car enthusiasts.21 Jul, 2016
Sun at last in the Coteaux du Layon
A few photos taken on Sunday in the Coteaux du Layon. The topography is different in the Layon to elsewhere in the Loire valley . Rolling hillsides and vines planted on slopes are the norm and the scenery is just beautiful.2 Jul, 2013
More frost in the Loire this morning.
Can you believe it? Once again the temperatures dipped below zero in the early hours of this morning around Vouvray.3 May, 2021
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – apricot, walnut and sultana granola bars
Nigel is back out in the vineyards pruning and when he does physical work, he needs something to snack on. Shame I don’t have that problem.16 Feb, 2021
La Route du Sel – Le Thoureil
La Route du Sel has one of the prettiest dining rooms around, has amazing views over the river Loire and a beautiful terrace and garden that will be open during the summer months. The restaurant inside has 36 covers but with the terrace and garden operating you can add another 80 or so to that. With the ancient church as a backdrop and the water in2 Mar, 2014
Wine education – hail damage in the vineyard
Hail damage is ghastly. It’s random, localised and destructive and can wipe out a crop in minutes. That’s what happened here last week.7 Jun, 2021