Articles from: September 2016

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Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

Lets go back and visit the 2015 vintage in the Loire valley. It was an interesting year as all years are in the Loire. The latitude puts different demands on vignerons every year in particular those who use organic and natural practices. In some ways it was like this year has been. I have reported on the white chenin blanc of 2015. Fresher and balanced to create a crisp wine paired with seafood a classic combo. The cabernet franc reds that remain in the vat have developed a similar complexity to the 2011 and I have high hopes for a classic vintage. I tasted both the 2015 Saumur and Puy Notre Dame this week in vats and I sense the same nose and taste as the 2011. Hold on to your hats. It could be a great year for those who wait. Updates to follow.

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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gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com , Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

gfwineblog

loirewineturs.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

The vendange started with a vengence last week with the picking of the grapes for the sparkling wine made using Methode Traditionelle. This method uses additional sugar and yeast for the second fermentation so the berries are picked at a potential alcohol level around 10%. I tested some Chenin blanc in Saumur country and the average was around 9.5% from the two sides of the row of vines. You will see from the pics that on the north side of the row the berries are still green and only around 8% ( the first) whilst those on the south side (more sun) are around 11% ( the second pic) and have taken on the appearance of the classic chenin yellowing. Our wine tour guests are viewing the potential alcohol reading on a refractometer.

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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gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

A prance around the Saumur appellation today with our guests from Sydney, Australia Sandy and Karen. So for those in the know we have the generic Saumur appellation with two village appellations of Saumur Champigny and Saumur Puy Notre Dame. These last two being red wine only. So its a great way of being able to take in the wines around the town of Saumur. Of course the only way is to visit two organic natural estates and to taste the real essence of the local wines. Wonderful.

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

loire valley france.  Loire france loire valley, loire. Loire valley, loire, loire valley, loire

gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

The process of maintenance work continues at Manoir de Gourin. The old barn roof needs continuous care and attention so that the holes that appear after some windy conditions are repaired and closed. So up the ladder and with a clever contraption displaced and new tiles are put in place. Hopefully they will stay in place with a little help from some mastic glue applied to the underside. Hey presto.

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

loire valley france.  Loire france loire valley, loire. Loire valley, loire, loire valley, loire

gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

Biodynamic calendar

Sunday is the day for the our biodynamic calendar for the next seven days so you are able to find the right time to open your wine on the day when it will be at its best

Here’s our week for drinking wine based on the biodynamic calendar. Go on you should try it. Wine can taste better on the right days and here is our guide to follow. We’ve given you some ideas on the wine to drink on the good days ie fruit and flower. Enjoy.

Monday – Fruit

Tuesday – Fruit until 2.43 pm then Root

Wednesday –  Root

Thursday – Root

Friday –  Root until 12.52am then Flower

Saturday –  Flower

Sunday –  Flower until 12.41 am then Leaf

Why not try a bottle from our stock at gfwine.co.uk.

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

loire valley france.  Loire france loire valley, loire. Loire valley, loire, loire valley, loire

gfwineblog – loirewineblog.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

So its down to some renovation work after a hectic summer of wine tours. We have repointed the side of the stable block and moved the planters. Its looking a lot more cleaner and tidier with the new stonework. We’ll start on the gate pillars next but so far the results are good.

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

loire valley france.  Loire france loire valley, loire. Loire valley, loire, loire valley, loire

gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

The players at the red dinner at Domaine de L’Enchantoir on 17 September.  A group of theatrical singers from Paris performing traditional french folk songs from bygone times. A jolly entertainment in the caves of Enchantoir with copious amounts of red wine from Saumur and Puy Notre Dame.

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

loire valley france.  Loire france loire valley, loire. Loire valley, loire, loire valley, loire

gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewintours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

Careful that man. She’s after your personage I reckon. I think he’s enjoying the occasion? The antics of the red dinner 2016 at Domaine de L’Enchantoir. A great evening in the depths of the Loire Valley.

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

loire valley france.  Loire france loire valley, loire. Loire valley, loire, loire valley, loire

gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

Biodynamic calendar

Sunday is the day for the our biodynamic calendar for the next seven days so you are able to find the right time to open your wine on the day when it will be at its best

Here’s our week for drinking wine based on the biodynamic calendar. Go on you should try it. Wine can taste better on the right days and here is our guide to follow. We’ve given you some ideas on the wine to drink on the good days ie fruit and flower. Enjoy.

Monday – Root

Tuesday – Root to 10.53 pm then Flower

Wednesday – Flower

Thursday – Flower

Friday –  Flower to 1.35 am then Leaf

Saturday – Leaf

Sunday – Leaf to 6.48 am then Fruit

Why not try a bottle from our stock at gfwine.co.uk

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

loire valley france.  Loire france loire valley, loire. Loire valley, loire, loire valley, loire

gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin , Loire, france

Grainger’s wine blog Grainger’s  wine blog Grainger’s wine blog

Loire valley

gfwineblog

loirewinetours.com, Manoir de Gourin, Loire, France

Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

The Mahjong Horticultural Society multi annual dinner held at Auberge des Isles in Montreuil Bellay, Loire, France. We enjoyed Chateau de Tour Grise 253 Cabernet Franc 2014, Domaine Pas Saint Martin Jurassique 2014 Chenin Blanc with our meal. A great evening with friends Ha Kan Do, Magi Cian, Liz lll, Cath the Great, Kar Girl, Lawman, and Roy Wyonder. plus Si Man the pic taker.

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

loire valley france.  Loire france loire valley, loire. Loire valley, loire, loire valley, loire

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