Cabernet Franc is the predominant red grape of the mid Loire valley around Saumur, the medieval town with a fine chateau shown above. Saumur is a bustling town that just oozes “all things wine”, brasseries, wine merchants, vignerons, vineyards…… as… Read More ›
The wine with the musk-like taste!
I wonder if anyone knows what is the wine that is actually named “the wine with a musk-like taste”? It’s French, and unusually, in fact uniquely, the wine is not named after the grape as in Alsace, or as per… Read More ›
No Wine November: #Savennieres
Being diagnosed with cancer, any form …… but in my case Prostate Cancer, definitely focuses the mind onto the most important things in life. Family is definitely top of my list and the relationship with my wife, my daughter and… Read More ›
Wine Tips: Sancerre or Menetou-Salon anyone?
If you’re a lover of Sauvignon Blanc you will probably already have your favourites, New Zealand or Chile branded or labelled by the grape ….. or maybe Sancerre from France which immediately tells you something about the terroir and culture… Read More ›
Aesthetics ….. It’s not about the wine!
Any visit to a vineyard or winery should focus on a LOT more than sniffing, slurping and buying a few bottles! I’m well known for my oft repeated phrase “it’s not about the wine”, a phrase I borrowed and changed… Read More ›
The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #3 Loire
The most varied of the wine regions we have visited this year, and certainly the biggest …… a long snaking area from the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of France almost to Bourgogne and ending around Sancerre. This is… Read More ›
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