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A quick trip to Sydney
It was very ‘rockstar’ according to one member of the Aussie press that came to taste with me talking of my flying visit to Sydney.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Crostini with figs, Parma ham & mint
A combination of delicious seasonal ingredients. So tasty it makes a lovely light lunch. Serve with a glass of chilled Loire rosé.
Domaine de la Cotelleraie – St Nicolas de Bourgueil
Domaine de la Cotelleraie has long been one of our favourite producers in St Nicolas de Bourgueil so it was great to pop in last week.
Wine education – downy mildew
There are two types of mildew that commonly affect vines – downy mildew and powdery mildew. Growers in France call downy mildew mildiou and powdery mildew oïdium.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – a delicious radish salad
Radishes have really grown on me since we moved to France. Traditionally here they’re eaten with butter, salt and crusty bread as a simple seasonal appetizer.
Vineyard update 2021 – flowering in the vines
Vines here in the Loire are now in full flower. As you pass the vineyards and the wind is blowing in the right direction you can smell the delicate scent.
Wine education – all about Muscadet
In the 1980’s when I was working in London selling wine to hotels and restaurants, Muscadet was the Pinot Grigio of its time.
Wine education – assessing frost damage in the vineyards
As the weeks go by, we have a clearer idea of the level of frost damage in individual parcels here in the Loire.
Wine education – planting new vines
Vincent & Tania Carême have planted a new parcel called Les Granges in the village of Noizay this past week.
Life in the Loire 22 May 2021 – still pivoting!
That’s what they call it isn’t it? Pivoting. Swinging around as if on a pivot. Trying different things.
Loire vineyard update – secondary buds
Since the devastating frosts we had last month, all our attention has been focussed on whether or not the secondary buds would bear fruit.
Life in the Loire 10th May 2021 – spare a thought for the animatrice.
So, this weekend I was that woman in the supermarket that you try not to make eye contact with. The one trying to sell you something.