Talking about Loire valley wines with Diane of Oui in France
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What’s going on in the vineyards in September 2018?
Harvest is in full swing here in the Loire and for the first time in three years we are seeing broad smiles on the faces of our partner growers as they bring in decent volumes of lovely looking grapes.30 Sep, 2018
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Saturday 28th March? Day fourteen.
Last night before going to bed I rustled up the ingredients for a no-knead bread loaf. Could it really be that easy I asked myself. Well the answer is yes!29 Mar, 2020
Le Tasting Room gets in shape for the 2019 season
Things are really taking shape here at le tasting room in the Loire valley. Our new home is semi-troglodytic (partially built into the rock face).11 Mar, 2019
Lock-down take 2. Day 21. 19th November 2020.
The festive 6 bottle tasting case with goodies goes live tomorrow so today I decided to make one of the recipes I provided.20 Nov, 2020
Wine Education – how do you spot a healthy vineyard?
It seems to obvious to me as I walk through the vineyards above the house. It’s easy for me to spot which vineyards are healthy and which are not.18 Mar, 2020
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – the best sweet pastry
It’s December the 3rd and I’m already on my second batch of mince pies.3 Dec, 2020
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