Wine Education – the appearance of wine
There is a lot you can gather from just looking at a wine. Tip the glass at an angle of 45°C preferably against a white background and take a look. What can you see?
Annual Fete du Thoureil attracts people from all over the region
Yesterday was the perfect day for the Fete du Thoureil, an annual celebration of life on the river Loire, its boats, people and traditions. Le Thoureil is our nearest riverside village and is a beautiful tranquil place that comes alive with events such as this.
Vineyard update 19th April 2018
A few pictures taken yesterday in the Saumur Champigny appellation. As you can see there is a little more development and the tiny leaves are beginning to unfurl. We have had glorious sunny weather for the past two days and it’s set to continue over the weekend with temperatures reaching 28°C (82°F).
Wine Education – Introduction to the Loire Valley
No wonder that the Loire has a vast range of wine styles and grape varieties and this doesn’t take into account the multitude of small satellite regions that are also gathered under the Loire valley umbrella when it comes to wine.
Printemps de Brézé chez Arnaud Lambert
Subtle differences in top soil, bedrock, hydration and drainage, wind and rainfall all make themselves apparent in the different wines Arnaud Lambert makes.
We were invited to see how work is progressing at Domaine FL today. Beautifully situated in the heart of the Layon, this project is nearing the final phase.
La Dive Bouteille 2014
If you’re in the region and interested in wines with a natural leaning then head off down to Saumur this weekend where the annual La Dive Bouteille tasting is taking place.