What are we drinking this week? Clos de L’Etoile 2010 from Arnaud Lambert
We’re big fans of Arnaud Lambert’s wines. Last night we enjoyed a bottle of his top red, Clos de l’Etoile 2010 which is a Cabernet Franc from the Saumur appellation.
A peak at our new location!
Here’s a sneaky peak at our new location close to Amboise. This will be the start point for our tours, tastings and wine experiences in 2019.
Feeling very old today! We showed pictures of our new home to friends and they mentioned that they liked the ‘tag’ on the wall
Happy New Year 2019!
Dear friends of Le Tasting Room. We wish you a very happy new year 2019, full of success and happiness, surrounded by the ones you love.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – John’s Hasselback potatoes
Think of something between a baked or roasted potato, crispy on top yet soft in the middle and oozing buttery juices. This is the Hasselback potato.
Is vintage important when buying wine?
Like most people, we tend to spend a bit more on wine at Christmas. So is it important to take vintage into account when buying your wines for the festive season?
Wines to go with smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is something that always makes an appearance on our table over the festive period. Here are a few wine pairing ideas for you.
Recipes for Christmas – mince pies
For us Brits, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without mince pies. Perceived as something rather strange by the French that doesn’t deter me!
What we are drinking this week? Exilé 2017 from Lise et Bertrand Jousset
Growers in Montlouis have suffered greatly these past few years leaving many of them in a rather precarious position financially despite their best efforts.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – caramelised endives with thyme and Parma ham
We eat a lot of endives in France and love that characteristic bitter quality. In the winter we eat them in salads or cook them wrapped in ham and bechamel.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Campari and orange cake
This is a rather Christmassy cake that serves 12 generously. Blood oranges can be hard to find in France but normal oranges are also excellent.
What are we drinking this week? Belargus des Treilles 2010, Pithon-Paillé
It seems appropriate after my recent update on Jo and Isabelle Pithon’s domaine, to open a bottle of one of Jo’s beautiful sweet wines, Belargus des Treilles.