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Petillants Naturels

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

La Renaissance des Appellations – Domaine de Juchepie

Layers and layers of exotic aromas from macerated raisins and caramel to black tea, ginger and spice. A truly delightful wine. How anyone can say they don’t like sweet wine I don’t know.

Getting a grip on the 2016 vintage

Tomorrow starts a crazy few days of wine tasting here in the Loire valley.

Classic car day

We had a great day out with a group of sixteen classic car enthusiasts.

Le Thoureil – a beautiful riverside village perched on the banks of the Loire

Le Thoureil – a beautiful riverside village perched on the banks of the Loire – Le Tasting Room

Loire Wine Tours from Paris 2016

We have a new 9 seater car lined up for our 2016 Loire wine tours.

Domaine de la Chevalerie – Bourgueil

An entertaining couple of hours with Stephanie yesterday had us smiling from ear to ear as we were taken on a journey through each of the domaine’s terroirs along with anecdotes and food and wine suggestions for each one.

Bringing wine back on the plane is easier than you think

Most people don’t realize that taking back wine bottles with them on the airplane is not only less complicated than they thought, but it’s often the easiest, safest, and most affordable way to get you wine back home.

A wonderful Loire Wine Discovery day

Last week we had a wonderful Loire wine discovery day with 3 lovely people from Georgia. It was one of those days when everything just clicked into place and we all had a lovely, relaxed day. We shared our lives here in the Loire with them and we learnt about their lives too. We drank wine and shared lunch, visited a vineyard and tasted in a local winery.

Easy summer starters – roasted aubergine with feta & mint

Nigel made this starter last night which was light and tasty and full of flavour. You will need (for 2 people):