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Roles Royce

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No 47 in our cocktail recipes.

ROLES ROYCE.

So for two lovelies:

Cracked ice

2 measures gin

1 measure dry vermouth

1 measure sweet vermouth

1/2 measure Benedictine

Stir ice with gin, vermouths and Benedictine. Strain into two martini glasses.

Cherio.

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‘Chateau de Chaintres’Saumur Champigny AOC

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An intense ruby robe. Balanced and subtle on the palate.

A natural accompaniment for red meat and well hung game.

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Biodynamic calendar

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Forget the beginning of the week if you fancy a good bottle of wine. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning are all root days. After 11am on Wednesday until 6pm on Thursady is a flower day so lets see what I can offer you for a good bottle of wine to drink  mid week. Why not try a bottle of  Saumur AOP from Domaine du Vieux Pressoir. Its a classic red made from Cabernet franc grapes. After that Friday and Saturday are no good and you have to wait until Sunday for the fruit day to appear. As its Sunday and you may be having a roast dinner why not plump for a bottle of Domaine de Rocheville Saumur Champigny AOP cuveé ‘Le Roi’.  Its a smackingly good red fit for a good piece of roast beef.

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The double Guyot system

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Pruning and vine training

The use of vine training systems in viticulture is aimed primarily to assist in canopy management with finding the balance in enough foliage to facilitate photosynthesis without excessive shading that could impede grape ripening or promote grape diseases. Additional benefits of utilizing particular training systems could be to control potential yields and to facilitate mechanization of certain vineyard tasks such as pruningirrigation, applying pesticide or fertilizing sprays as well as harvesting the grapes. In deciding on what type of vine training system to use, growers will also consider the climate conditions of the vineyard where the amount of sunlight, humidity and windcould have a large impact on the exact benefits the training system offers.

In the Loire valley the system of pruning was developed by Jules Guyot who is known for making improvements in the cultivation and preparation of grapevines for the production of quality wines. He introduced the Guyot system of “cane-pruning” of vines for trellises. The Guyot system is extensively used throughout vineyards in Europe. The terms “single Guyot” and “double Guyot” are used for different techniques in the training of vines.

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The team at Enchantoir

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Some news from our favourite estate Domaine de l’Enchantoir in the Loire valley France. They are currently looking for funding for equipment for their push towards organic farming in the vineyard and are looking for anyone interested in investing in buying wine for a five year period where they will guarantee a price fix for five years. So if you invest 500€ over five years you will be able to buy 100€ of wine each year at this years’s price. Its a good deal so why not invest.

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gfwineblog – cocktails

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No 46 in our cocktail recipes.

ROSY PIPPIN.

So for two lovelies:

2 dashes of Grenadine

2 dashes of lemon juice

8 measures of apple juice

ginger ale

2 slices of apple

Add Grenadine and lemon juice to apple juice and stir well. Pour into two glasses. Fill with ginger ale. Garnish with slice of apple.

Cherio.

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A good bet is Chateau Tour Seran

  The occasion yesterday of an aperitif at our Swedish friends allowed me to try the 2013 en primeur Chateau Tour Seran with them and our other friends. Doubly interesting as the 2013 has been blended by a brilliant Swedish sommelier Andreas Larsson. I was warned by Lionel the Sales Director of Rollan de By that the wine might not have survived since being bottled with a temporary cork for the London event Grand Cercle des vins de Bordeaux. In any event it turned out very well and all guests enjoyed the wine. Well balanced with loads of fruit and good colour and an even element of oak. Its looking good and well worth a punt if you seeking to buy your Bordeaux en primeur.

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the white grape of the central Loire valley Chenin Blanc

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If you are thinking of trying some of our wine out here in France then pop over this summer. You will be able to taste our wines directly served by the winemaker himself. So no hiding when it comes to direct answers. Ask all you like and get to know about the man who makes the wine. It really is a great way of finding out about the wine you drink. We are based in the Loire in France and we source much of our wines in this region where the wines are made by small wineries using natural methods to craft some really serious wines from the traditional grape varieties of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

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.

Cheers.

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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

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

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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

Our blogs

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‘Chateau de Chaintres’Saumur Champigny AOC

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SPECIAL OFFER

‘Chateau de Chaintres’ Saumur Champigny AOC
Was £12.10 per bottle

NOW £9.00 per bottle

 

An intense ruby robe. Balanced and subtle on the palate

A natural accompaniment for red meat and well hung game

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.

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

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BIODYNAMIC CALENDAR

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For a change a great start to the week. We have flower on Monday and Tuesday until 7pm so grab a bottle from our cellars. Why not try a nice delicate Riesling from the Alsace region of France right over on the east side. Our Alsace wines come from Domaine Michel Dietrich. Riesling goes great with fish and pork. The evening of Tuesday and Wednesday are leaf so no good and there is a mixed period on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. Stick to  a nice bottle for Saturday lunch as Sunday is a root day. Why not try a bottle of Vignoble Gibault Sauvignon Blanc Touraine AOP. One of the best Sauvignons you will find from the Loire and in my view a better all rounder than Sancerre, AND its only £6 a bottle.WOW.

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.

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

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

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