See you in Touraine!
Our furniture (that has been in storage since October) arrives on Monday. We can’t wait to get everything into place and start making it into a home after 4 months in our (lovely but temporary) home.
What are we drinking this week? Clos de L’Etoile 2010 from Arnaud Lambert
We’re big fans of Arnaud Lambert’s wines. Last night we enjoyed a bottle of his top red, Clos de l’Etoile 2010 which is a Cabernet Franc from the Saumur appellation.
Le Tasting Room starting again
In our village, we return to the calm just like we had in Cumeray although we have street lights and mains drains. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d be excited about that!
A peak at our new location!
Here’s a sneaky peak at our new location close to Amboise. This will be the start point for our tours, tastings and wine experiences in 2019.
Feeling very old today! We showed pictures of our new home to friends and they mentioned that they liked the ‘tag’ on the wall
What are we drinking this week? Domaine Giachino Persan AOP Savoie
We always try to drink some different wines out of season and last night enjoyed this rare and tricky to grow grape, Persan from Domaine Giachino.
Happy New Year 2019!
Dear friends of Le Tasting Room. We wish you a very happy new year 2019, full of success and happiness, surrounded by the ones you love.
So, we’re living between two houses at the moment. We signed for the new one last week and are ‘commuting’ between the two doing some decorating.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in December?
You might think that not much goes on in the vineyard in December but in fact it can often be a busy month. There are lots of tasks that need to be tackled.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – John’s Hasselback potatoes
Think of something between a baked or roasted potato, crispy on top yet soft in the middle and oozing buttery juices. This is the Hasselback potato.
Is vintage important when buying wine?
Like most people, we tend to spend a bit more on wine at Christmas. So is it important to take vintage into account when buying your wines for the festive season?
Wines to go with smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is something that always makes an appearance on our table over the festive period. Here are a few wine pairing ideas for you.