Life in the Loire after lock-down. Weekly update. 27 September 2020.
While the action here in Vouvray has transferred from the vineyard to the cellar, the secateurs have still been snipping away in the Loire.
Pinot Noir from Domaine de Maltaverne
You may be familiar with Pouilly Fumé, a small village close to Sancerre on the other side of the river.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. Weekly update. 20 September.
Harvest continued this week at Domaine Carême. On Monday the grapes for Fizzy Pink came in under blue skies with hot temperatures.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – roasted peppers with squash and Feta
A lovely change from the classic stuffed peppers, this recipe takes advantage of the autumn squashes that are just coming into season.
Loire valley grape varieties – Grolleau
Grolleau is a lesser known Loire valley grape variety. It has big juicy berries, much bigger than those you might find on Cabernet Franc.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. Weekly update. 13 September.
This week has been a whirlwind of hot days and happy pickers sweeping from one plot to another, bringing in the grapes for the 2020 vintage.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. Weekly update. 6th September 2020.
The week started with very sad news. The sudden death of Frederic Mabileau, reknowned top quality winemaker in St Nicolas de Bourgueil.
We’re off. The 2020 harvest in Vouvray has begun.
The official go-ahead for harvest in the Vouvray appellation has been given but several growers requested permission to start a little earlier
Life in the Loire after lock-down. Weekly update. 30th August 2020.
This week seems to have been a week of eating and drinking. Well no change there you might say. And you’d be right to a certain extent.
Domaine des Ardoisières Argile Blanc 2018
Sometimes we get the chance to taste something offbeat and delicious and this wine that we enjoyed with friends this week, certainly fit the bill.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. Weekly update. 23rd August 2020.
We’re off! Harvest has started in the Loire and the grapes are coming in. The earliest harvest in living memory for many.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – skinny courgette fries
These skinny courgette fries are totally addictive. Don’t be fooled. They are lethal. Deep fried, crispy and sprinkled with sea salt they’ll have you hooked from the first taste.