10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Loire Valley
A few things that you might not know about the Loire valley.
Classic car day
We had a great day out with a group of sixteen classic car enthusiasts.
The wines from Domaine Ogereau in Anjou were tasting fantastic when we visited last week
A new estate in Anjou – Domäne Vincendeau
Close to the banks of the Loire and overlooking the small island of Behuard, Liv Domäne has found a delightful spot to base herself and her winery.
Leduc-Frouin Coteaux du Layon 1976
Antoine carefully removed the cork and checked the wine. It was perfect – a beautiful golden colour but still crystal clear gleaming in the glass.
Domaine de la Bergerie – lovely wines and a great restaurant
We’re happy to add another local producer to our Loire wine tastings this year, Domaine de la Bergerie in Anjou.
Celebrating the New Year
Every year we have a small get together in the hamlet where everyone brings something small to eat and we share a glass or two of wine.
Loire Wine Salon 2016
The first real chance to get a handle on the current vintage is at the annual trade tastings which happen at the end of January beginning of February each year.
Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016
We’re delighted and more than a little surprised (but of course nicely so), to be nominated for the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2016.
A touch of frost in the Loire
A really cold snap (well below freezing) is a great thing for vines. It helps kill off those nasty fungal diseases that fester quietly in the damp warm weather and are proving to be such a problem in todays vineyards.
Making bread the French way
Today, New Year’s Eve, the time was right so we popped next door for a lesson with the ‘Master Boulanger’.
Le Thoureil – a beautiful riverside village perched on the banks of the Loire
Le Thoureil – a beautiful riverside village perched on the banks of the Loire – Le Tasting Room