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Wine education. Did you know about Côt?
Did you know that here in the Loire we grow Malbec? Yes, the grape variety that you may think belongs to Argentina. Actually it’s French!
Christmas cocktails – the Sazerac
The Sazerac is a classic cocktail that originated in the early 19th century in a New Orleans apothecary.
Lock-down take 2. Day 38. 6th December 2020.
I try to be generous with my mince pies, spreading the British cheer around me here in France (much to the bafflement of the French).
Lock-down take 2. Day 26. 24 November 2020.
A lovely brisk walk to start the day followed by a quick Instagram Live to introduce the first of the 6 bottles in the festive tasting case.
Lock-down take 2. Day 19. 17th November 2020.
All systems go at Domaine Vincent Careme this morning. Le Clos 2019 is being bottled so I’m off to take some pics and capture the moment.
Lock-down take 2. Day 9. 7th November.
Woke up with a thundering headache this morning. That’ll be the sulphites in the wine you drank last night then! No! It won’t be that but…
What’s going on in the vineyard? 23rd June 2020.
The grapes are starting to form and after two weeks of almost daily rain, the weather has settled and things are looking brighter.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 10th June. Day 31 of déconfinement.
First job to day was to take the car into the garage. There’s a problem with the anti pollution thingy that needs to be checked out.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 29th May. Day 19 of déconfinement.
So, from Tuesday next week, France will enter into phase two of the deconfinement. What does that mean? Restaurants, bars and cafés can reopen for business.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 18th May. Day 8 of déconfinement.
I have a lovely complexion apparently. At least that’s what my mother keeps telling me every time we talk on FaceTime. It’s a little bit embarrassing.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 13th May. Day 3 of déconfinement.
Putting together my educational wine notes this morning for the Montdomaine Guided Tasting case. The history & provenance of grape varieties is interesting.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 4th May. Day fifty one.
A rather sad start to the day today. We were sitting having a cup of tea in the salon when suddenly there was a thud against the window.