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Mark, Brigitte, Louise, Karin, Larry and Carol at lunch

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A full day out and about today with our guests from Tennessee Larry and Louise on one of our wine tours from Paris. They are over having a well earned break and looking to unwind with Loirewinetours here in the Loire Valley. So a bit of sightseeing at Chateau Brissac, followed by a wine tasting lunch at Enchantoir with five courses and five wines of the estate with Mark and Carol. A visit to the vineyard, wine room and caves before trotting off to Saumur and the sparkling wine house of Gratien and Meyer where we tasted a goodly selection. A scenic run along the top of the escarpment in Saumur to the chateau a pic opportunity with the chateau and Loire behind. A great day out and then a run back to Angers to drop them off for supper before taking the TGV back to Paris. Wow a day of plenty

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A lovely evening with our guests Val, Peter, Julie, Karin, Keiron, Gaynor and Andrew

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A pleasant evening was had at Manoir de Gourin with some lovely guests. We enjoyed enormously Karin’s super supper with  a starter of goats cheese sur le dessus de la pâte feuilletée with garden beetroot and lambs lettuce. followed by chicken á la confit with preserved lemon. French cheese of course and an exquisite summer pudding of all our fruit from the potager. Gooseberry, blackcurrant, strawberry and raspberry. Our wines were all local of course from Saumur except the Bordeaux rosé we bought in Medoc recently made from Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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

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

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

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Our wine tourers with Karin getting n on the act!

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Back in the thick of it. A wine tour with our eight guests after some very serious (no) lessons on Loire wines. I mean who wants to know what the grape might be in Muscadet? Any takers?  Go on have a go. Any ideas on the sur lie rules in Muscadet? How about the grape variety in Cheverny? All these questions. Can’t we just taste some wine. Yes of course you can and you did. A great day out in lovely sunny weather with our favourite front of  house Brigitte. Yum food and fab wine what a combo when you add in Simon’s knowledge. No thank you shout! The knowledge you mean.

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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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Our blogs

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Karin making an appearance

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Karin at last makes an appearance with our wine tourers. We enjoyed the company of our american guests and our english guests as Karin brought them over from Manoir de Gourin for lunch and an afternoon wine tour in Saumur country. A very pleasant afternoon it was too!

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

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Lauren and Oscar at Chateau de Chaintres with Richard

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Today we had to allow loads and loads of time to fit in a special wine tour for our guests Lauren and Oscar from Nashville, USA. Our first stop on our busy day was at the Saumur Champigny appellation estate of Chateau de Chaintres and one of our favourite wine makers Richard. After a vineyard, cellar and wine room visit and a tasting of Richard’s wines we ran over to the other village appellation of Saumur Puy Notre Dame and sampled the wines with lunch. Very enjoyable with such lovely tasty food prepared by Brigitte. A jaunt around the vineyard, cellar and wine room left us enough time to pop over to the sparkling wine house of Gratien and Meyer in Saumur. Finally after Oscar had told me that he was a big cocktail man I ran them over to Combier distillery again in Saumur for a quick visit before closing. Amongst all of that I did manage to talk on the wines of the Loire. Wow was that not a busy schedule? Highly enjoyable with such wonderful guests.

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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