21st May 2011 and the vines have burst into flower in Anjou, the earliest flowering since 1893 according to records which means we should be in for a very early harvest in the Loire valley.
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Vintage 2011 with Pierre-Jacques Druet in Bourgueil
We spent the morning with Pierre-Jacques Druet in Bourgueil this week. He was half way through harvest and it was fascinating to see the way he produces his rosé by an ancient winemaking technique known as guillage.1 Oct, 2011
Cathy’s One Day Loire Wine Tours – Happy Clients!
Ellen and her family came to spend the day with us here in the Loire valley. We spent the morning tasting a range of wines from all over the Loire, enjoyed a candlelit lunch in our old cellar and in the afternoon we drove out to the famous appellation of Savennières. This is their video testimonial of the day.19 Aug, 2011
Loire valley wine tasting with the Girton College Cambridge choir
The Girton College Cambridge choir spent the morning with us yesterday discovering Loire valley wines. A mutual love for wine and music made for some lively discussion.27 Jul, 2011
Cathy’s Loire Wine Tours – Loire valley wine tasting and an afternoon on the river Loire
Tasting a range of Loire valley wines is just the beginning. What better way to understand the history of wine in this beautiful region than to spend an afternoon in the company of local expert Alain Gillot who took us out in his toué sablière on the river Loire and entertained us with stories from the water.11 Jun, 2011
La Loire – Secrets of the river one day wine tour
A little snapshot of our boat trip on the river Loire yesterday as part of the one day Loire wine tour. We spent an hour and a half on the water learning all about its history, wildlife and legends.6 May, 2011
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It was like hanging out with two friends who just happened to know a lot about wine.
The whole day was fabulous … had a great time and came away much better informed about the region and its wines.