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Wine Education – the difference between a lieu-dit and a hameau
Do you know the difference between a lieu-dit and a hameau. Do you know what either of them means?
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 1st April. Day eighteen.
I’m a day late getting my monthly newsletters out. Totally inexcusable. It’s not as if I’ve been too busy is it. I hope my subscribers will forgive me.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Monday 30th March. Day sixteen.
Another frosty start to the day. It seems like temperatures are going to be low for most of the week. I think of the vignerons often at the moment.
Unfortunately it looks like the temperature is due to dip below zero this week which is very bad news for local vignerons.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – cod en papillote with tomatoes and basil
This is an easy peasy recipe that is great fun to serve at the table. A succulent piece of cod on a bed of semi dried tomatoes with fresh basil and thyme.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – basmati rice and lentils with raisins, dates, saffron & cumin
Rice and lentils together are a perfect combination. Add in some spices, a slow cooked caramelised onion and a touch of sweetnes and you have deliciousness.
Wine education – burying the cow’s horn. What’s that all about?
The bousse de corne is one of the most important preparations used in bio-dynamic viticulture and is applied to the vineyard in Spring and Autumn.
Wine education – residual sugar in wine
Wine professionals often talk about residual sugar in wine but the average wine drinker is a little unclear about what this term actually means.
Wine Education – the diversity of Chenin Blanc
If you look carefully at a bunch of Chenin Blanc around harvest time you’ll notice that the grapes are not uniform in colour. Chenin is a magical grape.
Do you know about Pineau d’Aunis?
The Coteaux de Vendômois is an appellation in the Loire valley based around Le Loir. Did you know there are 2 Loire rivers?
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in August?
As we countdown to harvest it looks like 2019 may prove to be a tricky year for winemakers.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – roasted Toulouse sausages with tomato salad
This is a great dish for a summer’s day. A simple dish, transformed by the quality of the ingredients so we only make it when the tomatoes are in season.