Thank you for giving us the very day we were looking for, the lunch was so very fresh and tasty and what a magnificent setting. As for the wines of the Loire I now have a much greater understanding and received an education in the history and wine styles of the region. Thank you for tailoring the day to suit those requests.
Your knowledge of 20 years in the wine industry clearly shows through during the day and the insight you have with the winemakers gave us a true feel of the Loire wines and the beautiful region.
The whole day was fabulous, Kate, Miles and I really had a great time and came away much better informed about the region and its wines.
We had such a great day with you both. Michael and I kept telling everyone it was like hanging out with two friends who just happened to know a lot about wine (and who could cook really well too!).
Thanks again for your delightful hospitality. The wine tasting day was one of the highlights of our entire trip. I learned more about wine in a morning than I had in the previous 60 years. Roselyne’s home was the nicest place we stayed in France. Plus, you really went out of your way to make our stay perfect.
We had a fabulous trip in June this year (2012) with both of you and the gite you booked us into which was part of a chateau was fantastic – views overlooking the Loire river to die for. Michael’s early morning catch phrase was ‘done it again… woken up in heaven’!!
The wine tasting/vineyard trips were so enjoyable, entertaining and informative starting with the session and wonderful lunch at your place and ending with lunch in the lovely little bistro on the road to Saumur. We loved all of it.
We have had our own wine tasting sessions now we are experts and Michael is stll impersonating Monsieur Domaine de la Chevalerie! That day was so good and the underground wine cellars very impressive and historic.
We have realised that the wines we bought back are considerably better than our normal ‘vintage plonk’ especially the Rosé d’Anjou which we would never have bought had we not tried it.
All in all a wonderful fun filled informative trip and if anyone reading this is wondering if it’s for them…. yes it is, you’ll love it!