Talking about Loire valley wines with Diane of Oui in France
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Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – classic Boeuf Bourgignon
There’s something very comforting about the aroma of a delicious Boeuf Bourgignon bubbling away gently in the oven. Wafts of wine, thyme and orange.24 Oct, 2019
Wine education – burying the cow’s horn. What’s that all about?
The bousse de corne is one of the most important preparations used in bio-dynamic viticulture and is applied to the vineyard in Spring and Autumn.22 Oct, 2019
What is Haute Valeur Environnementale or HVE?
Haute Valeur Environnementale is a new certification that encourages and recognises efforts made by vine growers to work with respect to the environment.8 Sep, 2019
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
Wine education – diseases in the vineyard
I always talk about the decimation of vineyards that followed after Phylloxera came to Europe’s vineyards in the late 19th century.5 Jul, 2020
Wine Education – Introduction to the Loire Valley
No wonder that the Loire has a vast range of wine styles and grape varieties and this doesn’t take into account the multitude of small satellite regions that are also gathered under the Loire valley umbrella when it comes to wine.11 Apr, 2018
Latest from Twitter
- @jamiegoode Why don’t people go back to the English graft? Several growers around here say it’s better. about 11 minutes ago from Twitter for iPad in reply to jamiegoode
- @FelicityCloake No! It’s a milkshake. The only milkshakes that had ice cream in my memory we’re McDonalds. I think… https://t.co/jjx0JNlu4M 6th Jul from Twitter for iPad in reply to FelicityCloake
- @SpitbucketBlog He certainly doesn’t work like other Savennieres producers. Everything in screwcap even his most ex… https://t.co/eV9ZBPJ42b 4th Jul from Twitter for iPad in reply to SpitbucketBlog