Lock-down take 2. Day 27. 25th November.
Cup of tea in hand, we hear activity outside the gate. Good news. It’s our wood that should have been delivered on Monday.
Wine education – a couple of lesser known rosés from the Loire
You’ve probably heard of Rosé d’Anjou. You might have tried a rosé from Chinon. But – have you ever heard of Touraine Noble Joué?
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 7th June. Day 28 of déconfinement.
So, we come downstairs, feed the cat who has just wailed to be let in, make a cup of tea, cats wails to be let out again, we let her out again and she races across the grass like lightening.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 2nd April. Day nineteen.
Squirrels are cute aren’t they? Especially the sweet little red ones that we find here in the Loire with their bushy tails, acrobatically leaping about.
Good restaurants in and around Amboise – La Part Belle, Rochecorbon
It can be tricky to find good restaurants in areas that receive a lot of tourists. It pays to leave the main tourist drag and explore the local villages.
Clarity in wine
Today, when I observe a wine and it isn’t strictly clear and bright I’m more likely to as myself a series of different questions. Is this a natural wine? Is this an organic wine? Is this a wine that has not been fined or filtered?
An article this morning that I reposted made me think that I would write a few words of my own about the growing number of ‘natural’ sparkling wines on the market today
Château de Bois Brinçon
We caught up with Xavier and Geraldine Cailleau at the Levée de la Loire a few weeks ago and tasted through their interesting range of wines. It’s always nice to have what I describe as ‘off-beat’ wines and Bois Brinçon has several little gems that are particularly interesting to the wine enthusiast.
Secrets of the River Wine Tour
The weather was perfect yesterday afternoon for our Secrets of the River tour. After a morning spent wine tasting here in our 16th century tasting room, we enjoyed a lazy three course lunch in our old barrel cellar and then went down to the river for an hour and a half on the water in an old sand dredging boat.