Archive for October 16, 2014

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Our HY van

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 And here she is our very own transport at last. The HY has arrived in our local garage to be repaired and to have an MOT or in France its called a Controle Technique. The start of a long and happy relationship we hope!

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

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www.gfwineblog.co.uk Our wine blog

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loirewinetoursblog – celebrations

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Gordon and Nicki our birthday couple with Karin at Couleur de Loire

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 We celebrated two birthdays at Couleur de Loire, a lovely wine bar in Montreuil Bellay in the Loire France. Its run by Veronique and Ondine and they do a simple but delicious lunch of charcuterie and fromage with some great wines including those of Domaine de la  Fuye which is run by Veronique and her husband Philip.  Anyway back to birthdays. Our good friends Nicki and Gordon have  birthdays 2 days apart so what better way than to celebrate on the day inbetween. We enjoyed the domaine sparkling pink made interestingly from Cabernet Franc, Chenin blanc and Chardonnay. Its a very fresh wine with a softness for easy drinking on a day such as today; sunny and warm. Our charcuterie was accompanied by the domaine Saumur Blanc and the cheese with the domaine Saumur Rouge. Both excellent examples of the Saumur appellation. The white with some structure for the assorted meats and the red a 2011 vintage with lovely smooth tannins with those creamy cheeses.

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 harvest update

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Machine picking the Chenin Blanc grapes for Saumur Mousseux in the Loire Valley, France

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 The last week in the Loire valley in France in the central area around Saumur to the south of the river has been busy with the picking of the grapes for the sparkling wines of Saumur Mousseux and Cremant de Loire appellations. The Saumur can be picked by machine, a less costly and time consuming practice than the Cremant that has to be handpicked, weighed etc in boxes. The weather has been kind and we should have a good sparkling vintage this year.

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