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!
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Friday 27th March. Day thirteen.
I woke up with a start this morning. I was dreaming and in my dream I was shopping for essentials. In my basket were avocados, chocolate, crisps and onions.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 26th March. Day twelve.
Feeling a bit sluggish this morning. Partly because I probably got a bit carried away with the wine last night (it being my birthday).
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 25th March. Day eleven.
It’s nearly lunchtime and I’m still sitting on the computer responding to all the lovely messages from friends, relatives, previous clients and wine lovers.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Tuesday 24th March. Day ten.
So finally the UK joins us in lock-down. I spoke to my parents last night (thank goodness for Facetime) and they do seem quite worried by it all now.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Monday 23rd March. Day nine.
Pesto (our cat) was successful hunting and caught a chaffinch. She’s a useless hunter normally so that little bird must have been really caught off guard.
Unfortunately it looks like the temperature is due to dip below zero this week which is very bad news for local vignerons.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Sunday 22nd March. Day eight.
Personally, I’m always in Mother’s Day limbo. A complete nightmare for my children. Do we celebrate it on English Mother’s Day
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Saturday 21st March. Day seven
There was a kerfuffle outside this morning as we woke up. I could hear voices so went to the window to see what was happening.
Wine education – Rosé from the Loire
Rosé wine is made in practically all of the Loire appellations. Each appellation uses the red grape varieties permitted in that zone of production.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Friday 19th March. Day six.
As I looked out of my bedroom window I could see my neighbour ploughing the little parcel of land opposite his house in preparation for planting.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Thursday 19th March. Day five.
One glass too many of Jean François Merieau’s lovely Cent Visages Malbec has left me feeling a bit thick headed this morning.