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?
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 21st May. Day 11 of déconfinement.
Nigel had a dream last night. A nightmare in fact. Sandwiches were not allowed anymore. They were forbidden. Can you imagine? No sandwiches?
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 27th April. Day forty four.
What better way to start the day than with some hot buttered toast and local honey from your friend’s hives (or should I say bees?).
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 20th April. Day thirty seven.
I lay in bed listening to the blackbird singing loudly in the garden this morning. He sits on the top of our gate post. A little treat to start the day.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 14th April. Day thirty one.
So, confinement has been extended until May 11th. After that, (if all goes to plan), there’ll be a progressive reopening of nuseries, schools and colleges.
Feeling rather christmassy after a lovely morning spent at Les Peupliers, a lovely bed and breakfast near Saumur run by Tracey and Mike Wilke. Mike is a chef and runs cookery courses from their charming property near Saumur.