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.
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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 – My favourite bottles – Chateau des Vaults, Crémant de Loire
The Loire is well known for its quality sparkling wines but how about this one from Chateau de Vaults, best known for its great Savennières. A non-dosage wine it’s dry and crisp and has great character.28 May, 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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The whole day was fabulous … had a great time and came away much better informed about the region and its wines.
It was like hanging out with two friends who just happened to know a lot about wine.