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Loire Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc from the Loire
Fourteen wines were tasted on 26 September. The tasting was led by David Rorke and cost €35.

1) Château de Villeneuve 2015 Saumur… 99 more words


Daily Wine 8/10/2017

Notes of quince, chamomile, and biscuit. Lightly toasted nuttiness and hints of Earl Grey tea.

Daily Wine 8/10/17:

Domaine des Baumard – Trie Spéciale – Savennières – 2010… 121 more words

Old World

France’s Least Known Great White Wine

Unique is probably the most overworked word in the whole wine lexicon, but if there is any wine it really fits, that’s Savennières. If you don’t know this Loire rarity, it’s time you made its acquaintance. 922 more words


Pan-Fried Trout and Hazelnuts ... with a Savennieres

Pairing:  Pan-Fried Trout Paired with a 2006 Baumard Savenniéres

Food:  Close your eyes … you can just smell the woodsmoke and hear the crackle of the open campfire as you fry up your fresh catch of trout from nearby in the famed waters of the… 407 more words

Pairing Wine With Home-made Meals

Cabernet Franc, Les Muriers, Anjou Villages AC, Loïc Mahé, Loire Valley, France, 12.5% abv. 2013, US$20

These are a few of my favourite things. 

From a site located in the western part of Savennières and north of the Loire River, Brittany native Loïc Mahé grows bio/organic grapes on shale soils and makes unfiltered wines fermented with natural yeasts and few interventions like sulfites or chaptalisation. 93 more words


Loire Tripping 2017 - The Salon & La Levée

Finally, my impressions from a day at the Salon des Vins de Loire. Contrary to last year, I only attended on Tuesday, due to the Salon changing its calendar and starting a day earlier, thus overlapping the numerous off-events.  1,070 more words


Loire tripping 2017 - Dive Bouteille

Dive is the type of chaos with a flair that only the French know how to do right. Get annoyed at the lack of navettes between the Saumur station and the Ackerman cellars where la Dive takes place or walk. 867 more words