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?
Wine education – what is Orange wine?
You might have tasted an ‘orange’ wine already or have heard about it but not know exactly what it is. They’re all the rage!
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – raspberry & lemon curd meringue roulade
This is a recipe that I used to make in the 1980’s passed down from my Mum. It’s easy to make (really!) and makes a really delicious pud.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – apricot, walnut and sultana granola bars
Nigel is back out in the vineyards pruning and when he does physical work, he needs something to snack on. Shame I don’t have that problem.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Moussaka
It’s an old classic that I made in the 1980’s after being inspired by holidays in the Greek islands. A perfect square at room temperature!
All about vinegar!
Did you know that Orléans in the Loire valley was the dominant producer of vinegar in France from the late middle ages until the late 1800’s?
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – dark chocolate tart
Thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day I thought you might like the recipe for a dark chocolate tart. It takes minutes to make and is delicious.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – tahini and ginger noodle salad
Here’s a simple winter salad that will brighten up your day. You can serve it on its own as a light lunch or as a side. Vegan, fresh and easy.
Wine education. Did you know about Côt?
Did you know that here in the Loire we grow Malbec? Yes, the grape variety that you may think belongs to Argentina. Actually it’s French!
Savennières – comparing 2 very different wines.
Following our lively Zoom tasting on Saturday, I wanted to share my thoughts on two of the wines that I tasted during our session.
What’s on the cheese board this week? Le Bouchon de Sancerre.
Tiny little goat’s cheeses that ressemble a cork – Les Bouchons de Sancerre.
Spotlight on Savennières during our live Zoom tasting 23/01/2021
In the next live Zoom tasting which will take place on 23rd January at 8pm French time I’ll be shining the spotlight on Savennières.