Wine education. What’s the cost of frost? How does aspersion work?
The least used (but most effective) way of fighting frost here in the Loire is to use aspersion. Sprinkling water over the vines.
Wine education. So what’s the cost of frost? Lighting candles in the vines.
This past week has been a tough one for growers in the Loire as they battle to save their 2021 crop. So what’s the cost of frost?
Wine education. What’s that glass in my wine?
While happily enjoying your glass of wine, you glance down. What on earth is that in my glass? Little pieces of glass? Sugar?
Understanding French wine labels. Part one – Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.
French wine labels can be tricky to understand. The combination of unfamiliar vocabulary and a different language can make it difficult.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – crispy salmon with Vietnamese style cucumber and red onion salad
Crispy salmon, fresh cucumber, red onion and mint all lifted with a hot, sweet and salty dressing. Hot, sweet, salty and tasty!
Life in the Loire 29th March 2021
Two turns of the key in the gate and off I go. Just 200 metres up the hill and there I am. Over 2,200 hectares of vines to explore.
What’s on the cheeseboard this week? Vacherousse d’Argental
A new cheese to us this week. Vacherousse d’Argental – a rich, smooth and creamy cow’s milk cheese from the Lyon area of France.
Life in the Loire 17th March 2021 – Talking about Elizabeth David
Who inspired you when it comes to cooking? Who was it that ignited your passion for food? Whose books did you read
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Prawn & pea noodles with Gochujang and coconut cream
I made this last night. A concoction of several recipes with my own twist and it was so tasty I thought, I must share it with you.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Sri Lankan grated carrot and coconut
Did you know that freshly grated coconut freezes brilliantly? I’ve had a bag lurking in the back of the freezer for ages.
So how did Loire valley wines do during 2020 on the export market?
With professional wine fairs and consumer salons cancelled, restaurants, bar and cafés closed, 2020 was tough for the Loire growers.
Wine education – what’s all the fuss about soil?
Soil. We take it for granted don’t we? How often do we think about soil?