The magic of Muscadet
You all know we’re huge fans of Muscadet. Lean fresh whites that are perfect with fish, seafood and of course the ultimate match to oysters.
What’s on the cheeseboard this week? Le Maréchal
A delicious Swiss cheese made from raw milk, Marechal is one our favourites.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! May 2022 be a better year for us all (crossing fingers, toes and frankly anything else that can be crossed).
La Poire de Boeuf
In France, meat is butchered in a very different way to what we were familiar with in the UK (and the USA I imagine).
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – roasted chicken thighs with sumac and spaghetti squash
It’s a while since I prepared a spaghetti squash. They’re easy to cook and can be transformed into a delicious easy dinner.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – a spicy dressing for coleslaw and much more
Try this delicious spicy dressing with your coleslaw instead of the traditional mayo. Perfect served with cold meats, a burger or salmon.
Life in the Loire – tasting a one hundred year old wine
After a busy day helping out at Vincent Carême’s open day on Saturday, a group of us stayed on for dinner in the troglodyte tasting room.
What’s on the cheeseboard this week? Sablé de Wissant
France Fromages in the covered market in Les Halles, Tours has over 300 different cheeses.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – pan fried chicken breast with roasted butternut & a black olive purée
A recipe that will appeal to you if you love black olives and dark earthy flavours. Everything can be prepped in advance.
Loire portes ouvertes – Domaine Daridan Cour-Cheverny
Yes, it’s that time of year! As we approach Christmas, traditionally domaines open their doors and welcome private customers to taste & buy.
About Georges Duboeuf – the ‘king’ of Beaujolais
This week in France it’s all about Beaujolais Nouveau (new Beaujolais). The official date was yesterday and I popped out to buy a bottle.
Little gems in the Vin de France category
The Vin de France category of wine production in France is the least regulated. Most wines in this category are every day wines, simple wines.