What are we drinking this week? Alexandre Bain Les Grandes Hates 2014
Alexandre Bain’s Les Grandes Hates 2014 was tasting just delicious last night. A hugely expressive nose full of white fleshed fruits and flowers followed by a delicious richness on the palate.
An article this morning that I reposted made me think that I would write a few words of my own about the growing number of ‘natural’ sparkling wines on the market today
2016 turned out to be a very tricky year for them with miniscule yeilds of around 6hl/ha.
Loire Wine Tour, Ecolodge & Spa
New for 2017 we have teamed up with Ecolodges de Loire & Spa to offer you a short stay in the heart of the beautiful Anjou countryside after a day of Loire Wine Discovery
Drinking outside the box – away from the Loire for once
Appreciate natural wines for what they truly are and accept that they are quirky, different, unique. That’s the point.
Natural Wines – a few thoughts
There is no legal definition of ‘natural’ – so confusing for the poor consumer trying to get to grips with all the many approaches to growing vines and making wine.
Olivier Cousin – judgement day
Tomorrow is judgement day for Olivier Cousin who has been taken to court for incorrectly labelling one of his wines ‘Anjou’.
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.