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Stage one of a very successful day out tasting wines for Sancha and Mat’s wedding with owner Gael de Tigny at Chateau de Chaintres with Linda and John.

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A hectic and fruitful day out tasting wines for Sancha and Mat’s wedding in July. We tasted Saumur, Anjou, Champigny, Puy Notre Dame and much more with three estate visits tasting 26 wines and lunch somewhere in between it all. Gosh a fun and enjoyable day out despite the weather.

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Cheers.

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

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Fresh red sprouting broccoli with hot smoked salmon

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What better than fresh red sprouting broccoli from the garden with some hot smoked salmon from our local fishmonger in UK Griggs of Hythe. They are right on the beach where the fishing boats land. I’m looking to replicate the salmon with a friend by using his bread oven as a smoker using shavings. I think we will try old vine shavings as we are in wine country in France. The salmon needs to have a wine which is complex in flavour so I’d have a chenin blanc either of an old vintage say 2005 (a good year) or one fermented and/or aged in old oak barrels. Try our Chateau de Chaintres Clos de Oratorien cuveé Saumur Blanc or Domaine de L’Enchantoir Madelaine cuveé.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe 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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The year started with some un-seasonal mild weather and the fruits of the Loire started to peek out of their shells. Perhaps a little too early as it can come back and bite you. The last week or so has produced some frosty nights that have damaged growth and will reduce fruit yield. The pic shows the damage to our blueberry plants which are normally very productive. The yields for french appellation wines are determined foremost by the pruning over the winter when the vines are left with a number of buds on branches. If these are affected by frost then yields will be reduced. We will see what effect the cold weather has had when growth appears.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe 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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One of the wine choices at a pub I visited recently

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Gosh I wonder when we will be able to buy a decent bottle of wine in a pub in UK. There are some really horrible wines served in pubs. Why don’t landlords understand that wine quality is just as important as food quality if you are wanting to keep and increase your customer base. I know why. Cos its cheap and when its cheap it rubbish.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe 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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asparagus growing at Manoir de Gourin in the Loire valley,France

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Have you ever tasted home grown organic asparagus picked, cooked and eaten within 15 minutes. Its a taste you will always remember cos its so different and better than the stuff you buy in the supermarket. We picked a kilogram of our own. So for lunch a simple sauté in butter ground pepper and parmesan. For supper with a ribeye steak. Tommorrow something of the same I reckon. Why not. Any objections? Yum. Try it with a nice simple not too potent Sauvignon Blanc.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe 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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Biodynamic Calendar from the Loire Valley, France

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25 Monday – Fruit

26 Tuesday – Fruit to 4.54pm Root

27 Wednesday – Root

28 Thursday – Root

29 Friday – Root to 1.46am Flower

30 Saturday – Flower

1 May Sunday – Flower 7.33am Leaf

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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

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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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The new gfwine HQ in the Cotswolds. Possibly.

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It might well be that gfwine will be moving from its base in Folkestone to a cow shed in Wiltshire. Wow tell us more. Well Simon the owner is thinking of relocating to a more central position. You may well say that a cow shed might be a bit silly for a wine business but the cow shed has now been converted and we hope it will become the new HQ of gfwine.

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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

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Who would trust him and his cohorts after his gaffs and retreats

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Yes It is obvious that George Osborne really supports the Leave campaign as we all know what a useless chancellor he is and all the gaffs he has made. Worse of all his predictions on the future of the economy have been widely inaccurate. So what he says is more than a pinch of salt. Its complete pile of salt!

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe 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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Can we get our priorities correct please Mr Prime Minister? Its about community and people and jobs and looking after your compatriots in Wales. The Welsh are hard working and loyal people and we should support them 100%. They are part of us first and foremost. Get your priorities right Mr Cameron.

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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

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Celebrating Karin’s birthday at the Caesar’s Arms

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A bit of a grainy pic of the family enjoying Karin’s birthday at the Caesar’s Arms, Creigiau, Cardiff yesterday. If you are in the area and looking for somewhere to eat there is no better place to go for lunch or dinner. It has a unique way of operating. You select your starter and main dish at a counter which displays the ingredients and is sold by weight be it a piece of meat or fish.  Your selection is put into a dish and sent with the details of table number, cooking preference etc. So with your hake it can be a tail or cutlet and cooked in butter or deep fried with batter. The place is always busy and bubbly. For our wine selection, as we all had fish and shellfish, a nice bottle of Macon Village. A white Burgundy wine made from the Chardonnay grape. Its crisp and dry with a hint of minerality.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog. Its the regular spot to catch up on the latest stuff on the wine scene or maybe 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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