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Life in the Loire on lock-down. Saturday 28th March? Day fourteen.
Last night before going to bed I rustled up the ingredients for a no-knead bread loaf. Could it really be that easy I asked myself. Well the answer is yes!
Wine Education – how do you spot a healthy vineyard?
It seems to obvious to me as I walk through the vineyards above the house. It’s easy for me to spot which vineyards are healthy and which are not.
Wine education – budburst in the vineyards
So it seems I’m going to have plenty of time to wander around the vineyards over the next few weeks. The plateau just above the house is planted with Chenin.
What’s going on in the Loire vineyards in January?
Walking around the Vouvray vineyards these past few weeks I would have expected to see a hive of activity with growers out in the cold pruning.
Wine education – the Touraine appellation
The Touraine AOC is one of the biggest in the Loire. 5,000 ha (15,000 acres) between Chambord & Azay le Rideau passing by Chenonceaux & Chaumont-sur-Loire.
Technical wine vocabulary demystified – finish
When we taste wine professionally we always talk about the finish of a wine. What is that?
Wine education – burying the cow’s horn. What’s that all about?
The bousse de corne is one of the most important preparations used in bio-dynamic viticulture and is applied to the vineyard in Spring and Autumn.
Wine education – residual sugar in wine
Wine professionals often talk about residual sugar in wine but the average wine drinker is a little unclear about what this term actually means.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in September?
Picking in the Loire is still in full swing as we approach the end of September.
What is Haute Valeur Environnementale or HVE?
Haute Valeur Environnementale is a new certification that encourages and recognises efforts made by vine growers to work with respect to the environment.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in June?
Well it’s been a strange month. For the first three weeks of June the weather was rather dull and cool and then we got a shock!
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in May?
The beginning of May saw another few days when the temperature dropped below zero. Growers were out in force all through the night lighting fires, burning candles and pumping water from the Vienne trying to minimise the damage.