Archive for September 29, 2014

loirewinetoursblog – The loire sparkling vendange

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the vendangers at Enchantoir for the Cremant picking of the chardonnay. Well done you lot.

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A perfect day dawns for the hand picking of the chardonnay for the Cremant de Loire bubbly at domaine de l’enchantoir. 21 friends, neighbours and lovely generous people assembled in the courtyard to pick the chardonnay for Langlois Chateau Cremant de Loire. Some, not all, did the donkeys worth in the morning session. Some like me and our wine tour guests appeared for lunch and then made the least of it in the afternoon. Anyway amongst it all we picked a hectare of vines and finished in time for the transport to collect our pickings at 5pm (one hour before the appointed time) Not bad eh!

Wine blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

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loirewinetoursblog – a day in anjou country

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Dallas and Colton dwarf Hubert the winemaker

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 A very hands on visit to Anjou country today to see the pressing of the chenin for the saumur brut appellation sparkling. Its  a bit early but we had some heavy rain and hail on Friday last 19 September and with some damage to the berries it was decided to bring in the harvest in case of rot resulting from the damage.

We tasted the estate wines with winemaker Hubert during which he filled us in with the detail of the wines. I think we managed 12 wines in all.

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.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

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

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

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loirewinetoursblog – wine tasting dinner

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Dallas, Jane, Karin, Richard and Colton enjoying our wine tasting dinner at Manoir de Gourin on a loirewinetour

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 A great evening with four lovely guests experiencing our Loire valley wines with Karin’s michelin star food. A Soupe Angevine with Domaine de Enchantoir Saumur Brut blanc,  Montlouis sur Loire 2005 chenin blanc from the domaine de Cray with roquefort tart entree, an Anjou village 2011 cabernet Franc from Domaine du Petit Clocher with our main of Chicken confit with Karin’s special preserved lemons ( everyone wants the recipe), a Chinon 2009 from Domaine Patrick Lambert with the cheese, and a super coteaux du Layon 2007 from Chateau de Brossay with Karin’s chocolate torte. All finished off with  Combier Triple Sec with our coffee. Wow a super evening.

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.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

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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

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loirewinetoursblog – our new lunch venue

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Our loirewinetours guests Connie, Lois, Jane and Vi with Karin at Couleur de Loire in Montreuil Bellay

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 We have found a great new venue for lunch in our local historic town of Montreuil Bellay in the beautiful Loire valley France. Couleur de Loire is the brainchild of Veronique and Philip Elliau of Domaine de la Fuye. A simple lunch of Chacuterie or Fromage with some great wines. More to follow.

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

loirewinetoursblog – wine touring some more

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Happy faces after lunch and wine tasting at the vineyard with our hosts the winemaker and his wife

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The making of a good day wine touring is in the guests that form the group who come along for the experience. We had 12 very lovely people looking to enjoy some time learning about wines of the Loire and then tasting the wines in the right environment. We had that in loads with good company, good food, good weather and of course good wine.

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

loirewinetoursblog – birthday celebrations

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Connie celebrating her birthday on a loirewinetour

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 One of our Canadian guests Connie celebrated her 21st birthday again with us at manoir de gourin here in the Loire valley in France yesterday. We toasted her day with a coteaux du Layon sweet wine and a slice of Karin’s yumshush chocolate torte at the evening wine tasting dinner. Happy birthday Connie.

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

loirewinetoursblog – birthday girl

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Vi, Connie, Lois and Jane enjoying a welcome cup of tea and cake at Manoir de Gourin after their journey from Toronto.

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 A joyous start to our wine tour this week with a birthday for one of our guests Connie. She’s 21 again and we sang happy birthday on our way to Manoir de Gourin in the car. Great. So Connie, Jane, Vi and Lois arrived at Manoir and we welcomed them with a lovely cup of tea and a slice of gateaux from our local patisserie. M Morin and good maker of all things fresh bread and cakes. Yum. Happy birthday Connie.

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

loirewinetoursblog – wine tour

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Our loirewinetours guests enjoying the experience

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 How about a wine tour with some glorious weather, great hosts and such good wine. It cannot be beaten and our 8 guests were lucky to experience the journey with us. Lunch with the winemaker, tasting of the wines and a tour of the estate.

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

loirewinetoursblog – lunch and more

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Such joy in the Saumur Puy Notre Dame appellation. It cannot be beaten.

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  Why not pause a second from your everyday stress and think about chilling out on a wine tour in the Loire valley France. I can tell you it will reduce your stress levels 100% and allow you to consider that there is another world out there. Come on take the plunge and come and enjoy total bliss and relaxation in the hands of some very ordinary and lovely winemakers.

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