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What’s on the cheese board this week? Lou Claousou
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A little story about blind tasting
Blind tasting. It’s frustrating, fun and challenging in equal measure.12 May, 2022
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in October?
We’ve been living in the Loire for 12 years now and this is the first year that we have seen smiles on the faces of growers all over the region.31 Oct, 2018
Location is everything!
They say that about houses don’t they? Location, location location! And it’s the same with vines.13 Mar, 2022
Loire valley vineyard update 4 June 2018 – Flowering
Both the Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc are flowering here at Le Tasting Room. Here in Anjou we are always a little behind the vineyards further east where many vines have finished flowering and the fruit has set.5 Jun, 2018
Loire harvest 2021 – monitoring fermentations in the winery
Walk into any cellar in the Loire valley during harvest time and the chances are you’ll see wooden barrels with lots of chalk scribbles on the side.24 Sep, 2021
La Grange aux Belles portes ouvertes
We tasted a very interesting range of wines today at La Grange aux Belles in Soulaine sur Aubance about half an hour from us here at le tasting room8 Jul, 2018