Domaine Filliatreau is having a ‘portes ouvertes’ on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th. Pop in to taste good quality Saumur Champigny wines and I’m sure much more.
Open house at Domaine Filliatreau, Saumur Champigny, May 25th/26th
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What are we drinking this week? Busardières 2011, Bourgueil from Domaine de la Chevalerie
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What is duty when it comes to wine?
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The Loire harvest 2018
The Loire harvest 2018 has begun and vintage is now in full swing. First to be given the go ahead were the Chardonnays destined for sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.5 Sep, 2018
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – saucisse de Morteau with flageolet beans
Saucesse de Morteau (a delicious smoked sausage) is a protected product which means it must meet the strict regulations that surround its production.4 Mar, 2019
Wine Education – ageing wine on its lees
Often you hear winemakers talking about ageing wine on the lees, the yeasty deposit that falls to the bottom of the tank or barrel when the alcoholic fermentation has finished. But what is to be gained by leaving the wine on its lees?4 May, 2018
Bring out a sweet wine this Christmas!
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Latest from Twitter
- @chriswinedoctor Certainly like Serol’s wines. 20th Jan from Twitter for iPad in reply to chriswinedoctor
- @chriswinedoctor Not a big Gamay fan but couldn’t get enough of his 2018. Pretty much like all his wines. 20th Jan from Twitter for iPad in reply to chriswinedoctor
- @JadedCreative Yes, yes, yes! I too turn them over lol 20th Jan from Twitter for iPad in reply to JadedCreative