Wine Education – Altesse
It’s always lovely to make a new wine discovery and this week we did just that. Altesse is a local white grape variety found in Savoie.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. Weekly update. 4th October 2020.
Sad news from Noizay this week. Those of you who read my daily blog during the lockdown will remember we had a litte mouse called Maurice.
Food & wine matching – artichokes
Artichokes are notoriously difficult to pair with wine. Why is that?
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.