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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

Tuesday – Leaf until 5.01 am then Fruit

Wednesday – Fruit

Thursday – Fruit until 5.36 am then Root

Friday – Root

Saturday – Root

Sunday – Root until 5.15 am then Flower

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Popping along to Simon’s very informative wine talk on the wines of the Loire with some interesting slants on the french way of doing things. Think Place. David, Claire, John, Christine, Greg and Nikki enjoyed the experience. Yes? Me thinks so. Only 14 wines tasted.

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So progress towards maturity continues with the warm dry weather in the Loire valley. If this remains the same conditons we should have a good vintage with lower yields. Fingers crossed.

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A jolly foray into the wonderful world of Loire wines with Charlotte and Eric. Here’s a pic of Charlotte amongst the vines of Chateau de Chaintres up above Saumur in the red appellation of Saumur Champigny. We tasted loads of sparkles and some deep and luscious reds from the estate. A great afternoon was had by all!

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Today the inaugural organic wine fair in Puy Notre Dame, Loire, France  was held in the square beside the church opposite the restaurant Puy a Vin. The owner Pascale has organised the event with ten organic domaines offering their wines. We were also treated to some lively music. Lets hope it continues as a yearly event to showcase these wonderful wines from small local winemakers. You need to support local enterprise whatever it is.

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 An evening spent with 10 guests and friends at our local bistro. A delightful destination for a great meal and superb wine and all organic to boot.  Pascale runs Le Puy a Vin in Puy Notre Dame with her son Cami front of house. Its relaxed and ever so french. If you are in the area why not pop along for lunch Tuesday to Friday and Friday evening.

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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 – Fruit until 2.53 pm then Root

Tuesday – Root

Wednesday – Root until 3.44 pm then Flower

Thursday – Flower

Friday – Flower until 3.07 pm then Leaf

Saturday – Leaf

Sunday – Leaf until 3.07 pm then Fruit

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Here is an early look at the 2017 vintage in the Loire.

Whenever the winter and spring period is warm there is always the possibility of frost damage. As it turned out we had a mild period at the start of the year with early bud growth;  then came the late frost which has resulted in some loss in the vineyards. This has been mainly where the vines are located in land where the cold air becomes static. Some vineyards have escaped any damage but in some cases up to 80% of vines have been affected. This will result in a reduction of yield at harvest time. As we move forward in time the weather has been warm and sunny so growth has been about two weeks ahead of last year. A good period of flowering in early June has resulted in a good short pollination period. This will ensure that bunches will all be around the same maturity at harvest.

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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 – Root until 4.44 pm then Flower

Tuesday – Flower

Wednesday – Flower

Thursday – Flower until 3.17 am then Leaf

Friday – Leaf

Saturday – Leaf until 10.54 am then Fruit

Sunday – Fruit

A great weekend for drinking good wine!

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 An educational start to affairs on Monday with guests Barbara and Chris from London and Jess and Jon from the windy city of Chicago. Jess and Jon had specifically come over to stay in Saumur to explore the local reds of Champigny and Puy Notre Dame Village  and Saumur appellations. We added to that exploration by introducing them to the reds of Anjou. Despite a gloomy forecast predicted by our local weatherman, it turned out to be a perfect day for visiting the vineyard to inspect the chardonnay vines and tasting of 15 wines no less. Jolly good fun.

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