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Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

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

Our blogs

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Biodynamic calendar

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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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veraison is upon us in the Loire valley

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Time moves on and we enter the latter half of the summer and are nearly into September. I reckon the vendange will happen with the sparkling in mid September  and the main crop at the end of September/beginning October  as the weather progresses. At the moment it is dry and warm but not hot so we still need good weather. The veraison is upon us and the red colour on the grapes is now appearing. The chenin blanc now has some golden hues. We need some good weather now up until the berries have reached maturity. Here’s hoping.

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.

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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John and his glass of Bordeaux

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A friend has just been admitted to hospital in Bressuire, France. He fell off his ladder in the garden pruning the shrubbery. A nasty fall which could have been much worse considering he was on his own at the time. Fortunately he was able to crawl into the house and call for help. He ended up in hospital and we popped into see him today after an operation to fit two steel plates to a shattered ankle/leg joint. Ouch! Anyway as we are a wine website the particular bit relating to wine comes next. We are about to bid our farewells to poor old John  when in comes the nurse with a nice glass of Bordeaux rouge for his afternoon refreshment. Cheers John and here is the pic to prove it.

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.

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.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

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

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Old fashioned

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No 63 in our cocktail recipes:

OLD FASHIONED

4 dashes of Angostura bitters

2 cubes sugar

ice cubes

2 measures rye or bourbon

2 twists lemon peel

2 maraschino cherries

Muddle bitters with sugar cube in old fashioned tumbler until sugar is dissolved. Add ice cubes and rye or bourbon. Twist lemon peel over drink to extract zest, drop in and garnish with cherries.

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.

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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Cliff, Sunita, Gordon, Pamela, Pierre, Brigitte, Sam, Jen, Jimi and Urszula enjoying a wet lunch

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Cor blimey the weather stayed warm and dry for a great day out in the Loire valley, France. And what a great crew from all parts of the globe. English, Dutch, Polish, New Zealanders and Americans. All on a tour of the lovely vineyards of the Loire valley. Super duper. A talk by the maestro of vine and wine knowledge yours truly at Manoir de Gourin, a lunch and tasting by our hosts Pierre and Brigitte and a big stroll through the  vines that now have berries that are in transition from green to red and green to golden. Whats called veraison. The ripening process. Into the wine room via the press, and then down into the depths of the underworld to see the wines ageing in old oak barrels. And finally a tasting of the classic white and oaked whites and reds. One heck of a journey i’d say.

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.

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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Menetou-Salon appellation

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For a change a relaxing day out on Sunday and doing the french thing of lunching out on Sunday. We went to the  Restaurant Diane de Méridor in Montsoreau on the Loire mid way between Saumur and Chinon. A picturesque spot with a great atmosphere. Unfortunately not a good start. Our host had booked the restaurant in advance but when we arrived it seemed that they had not registered the booking and after a wait we were ushered up to the overflow room upstairs. Not the most atmospheric of rooms. Oh dear. Then we had to wait for the service and eventually we got the menu and an aperitif. You can’t complain when you are a guest but for the price its was not good. So from me its a no no for this restaurant. The food was ok. It was chefy and poncy and nothing more than good but not great. The chicken main looked the part but was bland. We had two bottles of white as we all had light meat dishes. The first was a Menetou Salon Sauvignon blanc. No more than good. The second was a chenin blanc from Domaine le pas st martin Jurassic and lovely fresh lively chenin.Superb.

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.

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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Sorry for a complete blank over the last week. That internet provider Orange let us down big time and we have had no internet for a week. Absolutely nothing. No phone and no internet. It went down on Tuesday last. We went to the orange shop in Saumur and were told we should telephone orange. How? we have no phone. What stupidity. We ring on our uk mobile at great expense. How much per minute? They say three days. That’s Thursday. Thursday comes no internet.  So on Friday we ask a friend locally to phone and then we are told it will be Saturday morning between 8 and 10am. 10am comes and goes. No internet. thanks orange. Another friend phones saturday pm and is told it will be fixed on saturday pm. It is not. Sunday passes no internet. On Monday we telephone again from our mobile at great expense and told it will be fixed between 1 and 6pm. Hey presto it is finally fixed by 6pm.

There’s no message of sorry or apology or any support or offer of recompense. Silence. Thanks orange. You are a wonderful company.

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.

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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Domaine de la Saugourde

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SPECIAL OFFER

Anjou Rouge
Was £8.99 per bottle

NOW £5.00 per bottle

Subtle aromas of iris and violet with a taste of red fruits. Drink with roasted chicken or other light meat.

One of our favourite easy drinking reds and it’s good served chilled too.

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.

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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Forget the first half of the week. Monday and Tuesday are a root day and no good for a decent bottle. However please wait until Wednesday when there is a flower day so lets go for a great bottle of white from the Loire valley. A Touraine Sauvignon blanc. Dynamic and deep in flavour most definitely better than a Sancerre. I’m drinking 2009 at the present and it fills the room with wonderful floral notes and very intense on the palette. The wine comes from Vignoble Gibault. You must try it if you are a sauvignon fan. There is a blip on Friday after 5pm until Saturday at 8pm but thereafter enjoy a good bottle on Saturday night and Sunday.

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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