Salon des Vins de Loire 2023 – Chateau du Petit Thouars
Sebastien du Petit Thouars was on good form at the Salon des Vins de Loire and it was great to taste through the current range with him and his winemaker Clement.
Vineyard update from Vouvray 15 March 2023
Straight back to work – the first thing to do was to take a walk around the vineyards here to see the state of play.
Salon des Vins de Loire 2023- Domaine de la Cotelleraie
Anne-Claire Vallée was on top form at the Salon des Vins de Loire. We tasted the current range and one or two new wines to the portfolio.
Salon des Vins de Loire 2023 – Domaine Serol
The Côte Roannaise is a long way from us here in Noizay but it’s still considered to be part of the Loire when it comes to wine.
Chenin Blanc from South Africa
One of the highlights of the salon in Angers was meeting up with Ina Smith who works for the Chenin Blanc Association in South Africa.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – cheesey leek & bean pie
Flaky pastry with a rich, cheesey, bean, leek and thyme filling. Comfort food for a winter’s day.
Coteau des Treilles 2013 – Pithon Paillé
We didn’t know whether to be excited or sad as Nigel reached for the final bottle of Coteau des Treilles in the cellar last night.
Loire Zoom update and tasting Jan 28th 2023
Yes, it’s time for the next Zoom update and tasting! This time I’m going to focus on sparkling wines and the different methods of production.
Clos de l’Ecotard – Thibaud et Michel Chevré
It’s a long while since we tasted Michel Chevré’s wines. The last time we saw him was at a tasting in Saumur accompanied by his young son.
Wines for Christmas 2022 – try a Chenin Blanc!
It will come as no surprise at all that I going to recommend you have a Chenin Blanc on the table during the Christmas festivities.
Wines for Christmas 2022 – try a Gamay!
You know we’re huge fans of Gamay. Yes, after years of denying ourselves this lovely, juicy grape variety, we are singing its praises.
Wines for Christmas 2022 – try a Zweigelt!
When it comes to food and wine pairing, Christmas can be a bit of a nightmare. So many different flavours and textures on one plate. Often we veer towards the classics.