gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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The week starts off well with a fruit day on Monday and it continues with fruit on Tuesday until 4pm. Thereafter its a root period on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9am. Catch up with a good bottle on Saturday. If you you having a nice cut of beef try a Domaine de L’Enchantoir Cuveé Clos de Petit Chavannes. In the mouth a complex taste of cherries and cassis with a smooth finish. Sunday is flower until 7pm so the wine will go great with roast beef and yorkshire pudding.

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog – my new transport

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Me and my HY van

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Here’s a pic of the new addition to our wine business. Its a little frail and was used to transport cattle but with some TLC we will be using it for our roadshows and pop-up wine shops. We will keep you posted on progress.

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog – quotations

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George Best

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 One of many quotations from George Best:

“In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol: it was the worst twenty minutes of my life”

 

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog – more touring

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Our twelve lovely guests in the Saumur vineyards, Loire Valley, France

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Days like this are rare and only happen with good weather, good company,  good wine and good food. All of which we had in abundance from 12 guests looking to enjoy a wine tour in the Loire valley with loirewinetours. It is that important link between the winemaker and the bottle of wine you buy in UK that makes it all the most beneficial. Twelve willing guests arrived from all sides of the realm. Four from Canada on our residential wine tour, four of our holiday guests staying at Manoir de Gourin and four guests staying in Tours all from UK. We started with a talk in the wine room at Manoir  gathering the rudimentary knowledge that will hopefully assist in making the right choice in the future of Loire valley wines. So grape varieties, styles and appellations were explained.

Then off for lunch and a tasting before touring the vineyard. A complete experience.

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog – the ladies of Canada

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Connie, Jane, Cathy, Frank, Karin, Vi and Lois at our wine tasting dinner at Manoir de Gourin on a loirewientours adventure

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Our evening at Manoir de Gourin was a wine tasting dinner with six guests. Four ladies all the way from Toronto Vi, Lois, Jane and Connie who have come to stay on a three day loirewinetours wine tour in the Loire valley and two holiday guests staying in one of our holiday cottages for the week Cathy and Frank.

The wines for each course were presented for a tasting and with an explanation for the pairing of the wine with the food. Our first course was a Roquefort cheesecake with pears and vinegrette. So I selected a Montlouis sur Loire 2005 sec. The acids have developed into those lovely honeyed tones to go with the eggs/cream base and the freshness remains to counter the pear and vinegrette. Main was Confit of chicken with preserved lemons a la Karin. So a robust cabernet franc from Anjou village 2011 was enough to join the oily and lemony flavours to the delicate chicken. A red Saumur Champigny 2008 with the cheese and finally a honeyed coteaux du Layon 2007 with the Chocolate torte. Yum Yum. All finished off with a Combier Triple Sec. Yep.

Our photo is of our guests for the evening.

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog – updates

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Vi, Connie, Lois and Jane enjoying afternoon tea on arrival at Manoir de Gourin

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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 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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog -weekly wine offer

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Saumur Champigny 'Domaine de Chaintres'

Chateau de Chaintres

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SPECIAL OFFER

Saumur Champigny ‘Domaine de Chaintres’
Was £10.80 per bottle

NOW £8.00 per bottle

 

A full nose of blueberry and complex on the palate. Richard the winemaker recommends fish and chips whilst watching a rugby match between France and England! Especially when France win. An easy drinking wine and a great alternative to Chablis with your Christmas turkey. Yes a red wine to drink with white meats as well as roast beef.

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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Biodynamic calendar

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Grainger’s wine blog. The one and only wine blog for all you winos out there.

A root start to the week on Monday and Tuesday until 3pm. Thereafter it changes to flower until thursday so the right time to open a good bottle of wine. Why not try a village appellation from the Anjou region of the Loire valley from Chateau de Brossay. Anjou Village AOP. A rich and rounded wine with notes of red fruits and black cherries. Friday is not so good but never fear Saturday and Sunday are a mix of Flower and fruit. Sticking with the village theme I would try a Chateau de Chaintres Saumur Champigny. Chateau cuveé. An intense ruby robe. Balanced and subtle on the palate.

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog – pairing food and wine – tasting

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Saumur Rouge  'Le Ligerien'- Silver medal

Domaine de L’Enchantoir Saumur Classic

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You know that the best way of drinking wine is to pair it with food.  The taste is something different than drinking wine on its own. That said a cheap plonk or an easy drinking wine does not need food.  But for any serious wine you need to drink it with food. If you get it right the palate will rejoice in the match. The French are good at this. They do not tend to drink unless it is with food. So why not learn from the French. Tonight we enjoyed a simple tart of onion, spinach and goats cheese. The onion and spinach from the garden so very fresh and full of flavour. A local goat’s cheese on top. Lovely. So we matched this with a cabernet franc from the Loire valley. Nothing too serious in this. A light cabernet to match the pastry, onion and spinach with the goat’s cheese. the flavours are a little too much for a white but a light red wine from the Loire is just perfect. Our wine was a Saumur classic from  Domaine de L’Enchantoir.

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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gfwineblog – vendange 2014

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machine picking the chardonnay for the Saumur sparkling

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The vendange has commenced here in the centre of the Loire in france. The machines have been out since yesterday  to pick the Chardonnay for the Saumur Brut appellation. I have not seen any hand picking for the Cremant but I expect it will have started. When I last tested the chardonnay in the vineyards it was around the 11.5% mark just about right for the sparkly.

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

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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