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And we’re off – Loire harvest 2022 begins
It’s another spectacularly early harvest here in the Loire. Secateurs started snipping on the 23rd August in Muscadet.
Loire vineyard update – two weeks before harvest
Things have certainly changed since we did our last update a couple of weeks ago. The rain in the past week has been welcome.
And now for something a little different – a Pinot Gris from IGP Urfé
When you think of the Loire you probably think about Sauvignon, Chenin & Cabernet Franc. Did you know that there’s Pinot Gris too?
Technical vocabulary explained – fermage & métayage
You may have heard the term fermage mentioned. What is fermage and what’s the difference between fermage and métayage
Loire vineyard update – 7th August 2022
One record after another is being broken this year. July 2022 was the driest July since records began in 1958/9.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – an Italian inspired starter or light lunch
Inspired by our recent trip to Roanne, today, I recreated ‘a ma façon’ the very simple, yet delicious entrée (appetizer) we enjoyed.
Loire vineyard update – high temperatures as we count down to harvest
This week has seen high temperatures again here in the Loire valley (and all over Europe).
Wine education – all about Crémant
A crémant is a sparkling wine made in the Traditional Method (the one used in Champagne), in a specific geographic zone.
The International Pepper Festival – Terre Exotique
If you’re a foodie then you’ll find it as hard as I do to drive past Terre Exotique in Rochecorbon, one of the Vouvray villages close to Tours.
Record breaking temperatures in the Loire 18th June 2022
We were warned. It was going to be HOT yesterday. And, it was. 41°C to be precise. The hottest day recorded in June since records began.
The Le Mans Gang returns!
It’s been three years since the trusty Le Mans Gang came down for their annual Loire Wine Discovery day and there was a lot to catch up on.
Wine education – new disease resistent grape varieties
Like most growers in Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc makes up the majority of plantings but they’ve also planted a new variety called Floréal.