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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Wine education – lesser known appellations of the Loire, Côte Roannaise
A long way from Noizay, the Cote Roannaise vineyards are situated between Clermont-Ferrand and Lyon and are some of the most southerly in the Loire.
Wine education – a couple of lesser known rosés from the Loire
You’ve probably heard of Rosé d’Anjou. You might have tried a rosé from Chinon. But – have you ever heard of Touraine Noble Joué?
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – gazpacho
It’s been so hot this week that spending too much time in a hot kitchen hasn’t been a very enticing prospect. How about a bowl of chilled gazpacho?
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – roasted tomatoes with Greek yoghurt and Feta cheese
The tomatoes are tasting amazing now and our potager is providing a steady supply of cherry tomatoes on the vine, Abracadabra (green) and San Marzano.
Wine education – exposure to the sun
It probably seems obvious that the amount of sunshine a vine receives will have a definite effect upon growth and development. But is it just the sun?
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – courgette ribbons with chilli, lemon and mint
Another super easy recipe for your summer table. This is delicious and takes just 5 minutes to prepare. Serve it on its own for a light starter.