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Wine Education – the diversity of Chenin Blanc
If you look carefully at a bunch of Chenin Blanc around harvest time you’ll notice that the grapes are not uniform in colour. Chenin is a magical grape.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – crunchy prawn and spring onion fritters
I made a batch of these last week and they are really delicious. You can halve the recipe to make fewer fritters but they’re so moreish I’m sure you’ll find them hard to resist.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – roasted tomatoes with garlic and herbs
A super easy side dish that is great served with a griddled chicken breast or as part of a veggie meal. Make sure you have lots of crusty bread to mop up the juices!
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Cremet d’Anjou my way
Cremet d’Anjou is a very well known dessert in the Loire valley. Here’s my take on the classic dessert which is perfect after a richer main course.
Easy spicy couscous with crispy fried onions and smoked almonds
An easy recipe that I adapted slightly from Ottolenghi’s Simple. It’s great served at room temperature alongside a roasted chicken leg marinated in harissa and greek yoghurt.
Talking about Loire valley wines with Diane of Oui in France
We spent the day with Diane, the American blogger of Oui in France. We met 10 years ago when she spent the day with us and we have remained in contact.
Technical vocabulary demystified – moelleux
You’re looking at a wine list and you see the word moelleux after the name of the wine. What does that mean?
Loire valley frost update Sunday 14th April
Hundreds of bougies (massive candles) flickering between the vines in an attempt to raise the air temperature. The smell of kerosene lingering in the air.
Domaine de la Taille aux Loups Montlouis sur Loire frost update
Jacky Blot’s wines from Domaine de la Taille aux Loups are some of the best wines coming out of the Montlouis appellation.
What does an organic vineyard look like?
As we drive around the vineyards of Vouvray it’s easy to see who is respecting the environment and who is not.
Frost strikes again in the Loire valley in 2019
Once again frost has struck the Loire valley. 2 nights ago growers lit the burners, turned on the aspersion and cranked up the hot air turbines.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – beetroot salad with preserved lemon
This is a really delicious beetroot salad that comes from Ottolenghi’s book Simple.