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loirewinetoursblog – London Wine Fair

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The Shard, London

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 It was a busy day tasting at the french wine fair at Tobacco Dock on Tuesday. There were 120 producers from all over France presenting their wines. Mostly small producers and many with organic wine making methods and even some with biodynamic influences on their methods. I concentrated on the organic producers and I found some really good wines amongst them. So it proves that you can make good wine using organic ways. It is certainly harder and more effort has to be put into the processes in the vineyard and in the wineroom but for me it produces a much more natural nose and taste. Using natural yeasts and minimal intervention makes for a better wine. The problem is that it can be unpredictable and very different every year you make your wine. Using the commercial processes, as I call them, of say for example, buying in a yeast that will give you a predictable outcome or a bacteria for your malolactic fermentation unfortunately affects the end product and makes it more uniform. I love the yearly cycle of tasting wines from year on year and seeing the difference in nose and taste. That is the joy.

The photo is of the Shard in London as the beautiful lady wife and I alighted at London Bridge train station and the pic is taken from the platform.

Wine tours blog ing is fun with our wine tours blog so log on regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine tours scene or something quite different you never know.

Cheers.

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop

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Simon with Richard and Jim enjoying an aperitif before lunch overlooking the beautiful vineyards at Chateau Chaintres

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 We have just about finished the long festive period and will be busy now updating our wine tours website ready for another summer of fun and enjoyment. This will be  our 7th year now that we have been offering wine tours in the Loire valley near Saumur. Each year gets busier so we must be doing something right. So let us know if you are looking to find somewhere special and unique to visit this year. You meet the real characters of french winemaking and delve deep into the world of wines. We have standard tours and we also tailor tours to your requirements. You may arrive under your own steam at Manoir de Gourin our beautiful old winemakers house or we will pick you up at the airport or railway station in Angers or Saumur. Give us a call or email.

Wine tours blog ing is fun with our wine tours blog so log on regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine tours scene or something quite different you never know.

Cheers.

Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

info@loirewinetours.com Our wine tours email address for enquiries

graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

enquiries@gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop email address for enquiries

enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

Our blogs

www.loirewinetoursblog.co.uk Our wine tours blog

www.gfwineblog.co.uk Our wine blog

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk/karins-loire-holiday-cottages-blog Our gite holiday blog