Vineyard update 14 April 2018 – budburst
Out and about in the hills of the Layon yesterday we saw that the vineyards now have budburst. As you can see from the pictures, they are still at the woolly bud stage ie there is little or no green to see quite yet.
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.
Wine Education – the use of sulphur in wine
Sulphur, in various forms, is an essential tool for the winemaker. It inhibits oxidation, is antibacterial and preserves wine at bottling. It also occurs naturally in all wines as a by-product of yeast metabolism. In this article I’m going to talk about the use of sulphur in wine.