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Aromas of fresh butter, nuts, grilled almonds and apricot. An elegant, tender and generous wine .

Serve with all sorts of fish simply grilled or with a light sauce and also with chicken.

If you like chardonnay when its not so intense in the mouth then this is the wine for you.

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

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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

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

Our blogs

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And so we come to the end of June and a great month for the vines of the Loire valley France. Its been warm and mostly dry and the vines have developed well with a good growth of berries. We start the week on a good note for opening a good bottle of wine and after 12 noon on Monday up to Thursday evening we have flower and fruit days. Make the most of it because the weekend is all root. I think I’d plump for a bottle of Domaine de la Haute Vrignais Muscadet sur Lie.  There are iodised  aromas and suppleness and you can serve with seafood and fish. also good with Asian food and exotic dishes. There is long ageing in the vats on the lees to bring out the fragrant flavours of the Melon.

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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Our guests Leslie and Robert enjoying the tasting of ten wines. Wow.

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 A great day out in the vines of the Loire valley France with guests from Manoir de Gourin. We started with a talk on the wines of the Loire and then toured the vineyard and of course tasted the wines. The three T’s. Talk, Tour, Taste. GREAT.

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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.

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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Samuel Johnson

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Here’s one from Samuel Johnson:

“Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero…must drink brandy”.

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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Strawberry Dawn

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No 58 in our cocktail recipes.

STRAWBERRY DAWN.

So for two lovelies:

2 measures  gin

2 measures coconut cream

6 strawberries

Crushed Ice.

Mix gin, coconut cream, 4 strawberries and plenty of crushed ice in a blender. Pour into two cocktail glasses, decorate with a strawberry on each glass cut into a fan and serve with short straws.

Cherio.

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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Mildew

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I thought today I would talk about spraying MY vines. Only that I have failed in recent years to produce any grapes on our vines at Manoir de Gourin in the Loire valley because the mildew has affected the vines. So no grapes. This year with some encouragement from our local winemaker Pierre and with some of his  organic product I have sprayed my vines only that the first spraying was with sulphur only not sulphur and copper combined. After a long day out and about including a wine tour  in the Saumur appellation today I managed to spray the vines at 10pm tonight. It was important to do it today as we will have rain tomorrow and Friday and Pierre was adamant I spray before the rain. Anyway I have and hopefully it will work!

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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The pink day at Domaine de L’Enchantoir

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A very enjoyable day at Domaine de L’Enchantoir on Sunday for their pink day. Brigitte van den Boom made some delightful food with salads of all sorts, tarts and puddings. We enjoyed the Cabernet de Saumur for the savoury dishes and cabernet d’Anjou with our desserts and then the sparkling Saumur Mousseux pink all made from the Cabernet Franc grape. All topped off with a gloriously sunny day in the rear garden of the house.

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 Haute-Vrignais

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Groslot
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Aromas of candy. On the palate flavours of strawberry, raspberry and almond.

Served chilled with summer salads, charcuturie and as a dessert wine

A great value rosé wine. Also try with the cheese course

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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A lovely fruit day on Monday. Great. For the start of Wimbledon I’d go for a nice dry pink wine from the Loire valley in Fance. They make great fruity wines mostly from cabernet franc in the Saumur appellation. The Cabernet de Saumur appellation is a dry link style. Try Domaine de L’Enchantoir.  Its fruity and fresh with taste of raspberries  A summer drink in the garden. Also with white meats with a rich sauce. Its root on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but wait for it a super  two days of flower on Friday and Saturday and morning fruit on Sunday to 11am. I’d plump for a bottle of sauvignon blanc from Vignoble Gibault. Aromas dominated by scents of boxwood and blackcurrant buds. C lean on entry with a long finish. Have as an aperitif, with asparagus, seafood and the classic combo of goats cheese. A really classy wine voted as one of the best by a leading master of wine.  Better quality and better value than Sancerre in my book.

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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A local enterprise and those that help and support

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I do find that people are not particularly interested in what really matters in this world. Do you? In this world of ours we are more interested in convenience and egoism and we ignore that which really matters. What matters is the community that we live in so it goes deeper than having a good time. It is about support and encouragement within our community. I know that we should have some balance between that good time and support but actually you can do both with support and having a good time. Take our local winemaker who works hard to survive in the world of big business and commercialism. He and his wife arrange thrice yearly events to showcase their wines. A white day in March. A pink day in June. A red day in September. So we have the pink day tomorrow.  I had taken some time to inform  quite a number of our acquaintances of the event well in advance. Probably around thirty people some as long ago as two months ago. Do you know most either did not respond or called in to say they had other appointments. What crap. They were more interested in having a good time and not bothering with an event that only takes place three times a year.  Local community and business is slowly disappearing in France as it is in UK because people are too bloody lazy, ignorant, or just plain stupid to understand that we need to do something about globalization. We allow and encourage the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer by not supporting small business. Come on people. You purport to be  lefties but actually you are capitalists.

Here’s to those that are coming along to enjoy the day.

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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