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.
Wine education – using natural products in the vineyard
What is Lithothamne? Well, it’s a natural product used by organic growers in their battle against downy mildew.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – courgette and chickpea fritters
Loads of us have courgettes coming out of our ears at the moment so I thought I’d pass on this super easy recipe for courgette and chickpea fritters.
Wine education – what is a cépage teinturier
Teint is a French word and it means tint, dye, stain. A cépage teinturier is a grape variety that stains, dyes or tints. So what makes that different?
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – chilled tomato and bread soup with crunchy chilli breadcrumbs
Perfect for a sunny day in the garden. Serve it with crusty bread and a glass of chilled dry white. It’s a great way to use up old bread and is delicious!
Wine education – recognising diseases in the vineyard
Walking through the vines the other day we came across two rows of very poorly looking vines. It seemed strange. One complete row affected.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – cauliflower purée
This cauliflower purée is delicious served with roast chicken, guinea fowl or cod. It can be made in advance and gently reheated and freezes well too.
Wine education – diseases in the vineyard
I always talk about the decimation of vineyards that followed after Phylloxera came to Europe’s vineyards in the late 19th century.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – homemade pesto
The basil has gone crazy in the garden but it seems to be a little on the woody side so I decided to make a batch of pesto this morning.
Boudin noir, black pudding. From hate to love…
If you’d have asked me 30 years ago if I would have popped a morsel of boudin noir (or black pudding as we’d call it in England) in my mouth.