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The Loire 2017

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Loire so low in the 11 years that we’ve lived here. It was pretty low in 2011 but I don’t think it’s been this low.

Frost damage in the Loire 2017

Sadly I have to report that after an extraordinarily difficult year in 2016 due to frost, the Loire has yet again been hit hard in 2017.

Why is pruning so important?

There are different ways to prune vines. Here in the Loire in Anjou we see a lot of Single Guyot and Double Guyot pruning, a cane replacement system.

Pruning in the Loire valley

Pruning in the Loire valley

Samosas with a spicy beetroot dip

I made a batch of these spicy samosas yesterday for an apéro dinatoire with friends in the hamlet.

What is bâtonnage?

Bâttonage is the French word for stirring the ‘lees’

Things to do in the Loire valley. Hot air ballooning.

If you’ve never been up in a hot air balloon, I can wholeheartedly suggest you give it try in the Loire valley.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Loire Valley

A few things that you might not know about the Loire valley.

Classic car day

We had a great day out with a group of sixteen classic car enthusiasts.

Domaine Ogereau

The wines from Domaine Ogereau in Anjou were tasting fantastic when we visited last week