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Biodynamic calendar

Sunday is the day for the our biodynamic calendar for the next seven days so you are able to find the right time to open your wine on the day when it will be at its best

Here’s our week for drinking wine based on the biodynamic calendar. Go on you should try it. Wine can taste better on the right days and here is our guide to follow. We’ve given you some ideas on the wine to drink on the good days ie fruit and flower. Enjoy.

Monday – Leaf until 12.46 am then Fruit

Tuesday – Fruit

Wednesday – Fruit

Thursday – Fruit until 12.52 am then Root

Friday – Root

Saturday – Root until 11.44 am then Flower

Sunday – Flower

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At the end of September the wine producers of the Loire valley were looking closely at the grapes growing on their vines. Maturity was fast approaching and it is the job of the winemaker to determine the right moment to pick the grapes. Here Brigitte van den Boom is checking the potential alcohol level of the juice using a refractometer that basically allows light to pass through the juice which is put on a glass plate. This gives a reading on a scale based on the amount of sugar in the juice.

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A well earned lunch with the winemaker and his wife after a hectic morning in the classroom with some education followed by a visit to the vineyard to inspect the Chenin blanc, Cabernet France and Chardonnay grapes. We tasted the berries of each variety. The Cabernet France needs a good four weeks before harvest, the chenin  three weeks and the chardonnay for the methode ancestrale sparkling about two weeks. Its currently around 11% potential alcohol. Five courses of a traditional french lunch with a wine per course presented by the winemaker. What better way to taste the wine as presented by the winemaker and drunk with food prepared by his wife. Simple and unique. A very personal experience.

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A prance around the Saumur appellation today with our guests from Sydney, Australia Sandy and Karen. So for those in the know we have the generic Saumur appellation with two village appellations of Saumur Champigny and Saumur Puy Notre Dame. These last two being red wine only. So its a great way of being able to take in the wines around the town of Saumur. Of course the only way is to visit two organic natural estates and to taste the real essence of the local wines. Wonderful. The next time you fancy a stroll around the Loire look us up. We are ace at giving you a tour to remember. You will meet the real people of the Loire. Those that make wine and have a passion for all that is natural and sustainable.

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     On a very hot day we ventured into Anjou country with our guests from  Chicago, USA. Fortunately the tasting room was much cooler and we enjoyed tasting 13 different wines in the morning. Great stuff. Dan, Janice and Kelly were happy to stay and enjoy themselves.

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The Loire valley 2016 wine vintage looks to be a difficult one after the weather we have been having in the Loire valley this year. We started with a mild winter so the first problem has been the snail larvae that has survived and is now a big problem in the vineyards. Secondly the early warm weather meant earlier than usual budding. This is not a problem in itself but we can get late frosts in the Loire and so it was. Some vineyards have seen a complete loss. Others have seen less damage but there will inevitably be a reduction in yield this year. Added to all that we had damp wet conditions during the flowering in June and this has led to berries not developing on the bunches. Again a loss of yield will result. So not a good start to the 2016 vintage.

 

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Our guests Aiden and Anais enjoyed a great day out in the vineyards of the Loire with Simon meeting two very passionate winemakers. They received personal tastings from the winemakers and had lunch with the winemaker and his wife who provided a five course lunch with a tasting of the estate wines. Magical.

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Jessie and Joe at a Saumur Champigny appellation chateau vineyard

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All the way from Boston, USA and here are Joe and Jessie enjoying a wine tour with Loirewinetours. Here they are enjoying a moment with the winemaker at a prestigious chateau estate in Saumur Champigny country outside Saumur. We spent the day visiting and tasting Saumur and Saumur village appellation wines. Come along and enjoy a day out with Simon at Loirewinetours. He is the foremost expert on Loire wines and you will learn all about the nuances of the appellations all along the Loire from Nantes to Sancerre.

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John, Mat, Sancha and Linda at stop one on the wine tour trail with Gael de Tigny at Chaintres

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A hectic and fruitful day out tasting wines for Sancha and Mat’s wedding in July. We tasted Saumur, Anjou, Champigny, Puy Notre Dame and much more with three estate visits tasting 26 wines and lunch somewhere in between it all. Gosh a fun and enjoyable day out despite the weather.

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Our lovely American guests enjoying the company of Hubert on a visit to taste his wines

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Dry and warm. A super day for wine touring in the Loire valley today with our guests from the USA.They enjoyed the personal touch of our tour to meet some inspirational wine makers from the Loire Valley. Who could not wonder at the wines on offer from the Anjou and Saumur regions offered by our winemakers directly and tasted with our guests so that they get that unique insight into the mind of the person who actually makes that wine. You only get that from Loirewinetours.

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