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Loire Harvest 2021
So, the Loire is off! They’ve started picking Chardonnay in Anjou, Saumur and Touraine. These grapes are destined for sparkling wine.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – plum & almond tart
The French are very keen on frangipane (an almond cream) but I always think of it as the mixture that goes into English Bakewell tart.
Keeping in local – Mathieu Cosme’s sparkling Vouvray
We try to source our food and wine locally wherever possible and it can’t get much more local than this.
Wine education – all about the Fiefs Vendéens
The Fiefs Vendéens? Is that part of the Loire? Where is it exactly? What kind of wines come from there?
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.
What’s on the cheese board this week? Chaource
Well. There’s Chaource and there’s Chaorce. You’ll understand what I mean if you get a really good one. This week we hit the jackpot!
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.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Sri Lankan grated carrot and coconut
Did you know that freshly grated coconut freezes brilliantly? I’ve had a bag lurking in the back of the freezer for ages.
Wine education – what’s all the fuss about soil?
Soil. We take it for granted don’t we? How often do we think about soil?
Life in the Loire 5th March 2021. Goodbye to Dave.
Staring out of the window I can see her standing there. Huddled up with a look of confusion on her face. It’s been a week now.
Wine education – what is Orange wine?
You might have tasted an ‘orange’ wine already or have heard about it but not know exactly what it is. They’re all the rage!