What’s on the cheese board this week? Mothais sur feuille
Mothais sur feuille is one of our favourite goat’s cheeses and it makes a regular appearance on our cheese board.
Wine education – hail damage in the vineyard
Hail damage is ghastly. It’s random, localised and destructive and can wipe out a crop in minutes. That’s what happened here last week.
Wine education – what’s the deal with egg shaped fermenters?
Fermenting wine in an egg shaped vessel is nothing new. It goes back thousands of years but in recently, we’ve seen a resurgence of them.
Wine education – all about Muscadet
In the 1980’s when I was working in London selling wine to hotels and restaurants, Muscadet was the Pinot Grigio of its time.
Wine education – assessing frost damage in the vineyards
As the weeks go by, we have a clearer idea of the level of frost damage in individual parcels here in the Loire.
Wine education – planting new vines
Vincent & Tania Carême have planted a new parcel called Les Granges in the village of Noizay this past week.
What’s on the cheese board this week? Chaource
Well. There’s Chaource and there’s Chaorce. You’ll understand what I mean if you get a really good one. This week we hit the jackpot!
What’s on the cheese board this week? Olivia Fermier
Goat’s cheeses are at their best at the moment and this little cheese that we bought yesterday at France Fromages in Tours is wonderful.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – easy pork fillet and veggie curry
An easy one pot simple supper that can be rustled up in just a few minutes. You can make it using whatever veg you have in the fridge.
Loire vineyard update – secondary buds
Since the devastating frosts we had last month, all our attention has been focussed on whether or not the secondary buds would bear fruit.
From frost to drought in 2021. A few stats from the Loire.
Drier than 1976? Drier than 2003? Yes, Indre et Loire has had the lowest rainfall these past few months since records began in 1959.
The Clos du Papillon in Savennières
The Clos de Papillon is a prestigous plot of vines situated in the heart of the Savennères appellation. Located close to the city of Angers.