Tagged with "Loire valley"
Loire vineyard update 14 July 2023
We were up bright and early today as temperatures are due to rise quite dramatically this afternoon and we’ll be taking a petite sieste.
Vineyard update from Vouvray 15 March 2023
Straight back to work – the first thing to do was to take a walk around the vineyards here to see the state of play.
Salon des Vins de Loire 2023 – Domaine Serol
The Côte Roannaise is a long way from us here in Noizay but it’s still considered to be part of the Loire when it comes to wine.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends that celebrate this important day in the calendar.
Loire vineyard update – harvest 2022
Well, we’ve had rain. Quite a lot yesterday. Not so much of a shower, more of a deluge. Growers are speeding up gathering their grapes.
Loire vineyard update – two weeks before harvest
Things have certainly changed since we did our last update a couple of weeks ago. The rain in the past week has been welcome.
And now for something a little different – a Pinot Gris from IGP Urfé
When you think of the Loire you probably think about Sauvignon, Chenin & Cabernet Franc. Did you know that there’s Pinot Gris too?
Loire vineyard update – high temperatures as we count down to harvest
This week has seen high temperatures again here in the Loire valley (and all over Europe).
Record breaking temperatures in the Loire 18th June 2022
We were warned. It was going to be HOT yesterday. And, it was. 41°C to be precise. The hottest day recorded in June since records began.
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.
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.
For the love of Vermouth
We both love Vermouth. It’s bitterness backed up by notes of herbs, spices, flowers and fruits. Perfect on ice on its own as an apero.