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The evenings are now coming earlier and earlier and with the right combination we get some great sunsets as the photo. With the colder weather the choice of wine becomes as related to the food we eat as ever. Try some great Loire wines. Look at Saumur Champigny but don’t go recent vintage. It needs to be a good 5 years old so 2011 is a great vintage. Try Chateau de Chaintres cuveé Chateau. All deep compoted fruits and chocolate.

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 web 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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Loire valley

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Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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

At the end of September the wine producers of the Loire valley were looking closely at the grapes growing on their vines. Maturity was fast approaching and it is the job of the winemaker to determine the right moment to pick the grapes. Here Brigitte van den Boom is checking the potential alcohol level of the juice using a refractometer that basically allows light to pass through the juice which is put on a glass plate. This gives a reading on a scale based on the amount of sugar in the juice.

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 web 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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Loire valley

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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 until 5.23pm then Flower

Tuesday – Flower

Wednesday – Flower until 4.57 pm then Leaf

Thursday – Leaf

Friday – Leaf until 7.14 pm then Fruit

Saturday – Fruit

Sunday – 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 web 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 Brexit message to Nick Clegg. One of those arrogant, self-selecting, self-perpetuating liberal elite.

Subject:  How Many Cows

>A farmer named Sam was overseeing his herd in
> a remote hilly pasture in Hereford when suddenly a brand-new
> BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.
>
> The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes,
> RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and
> asked the farmer, “If I tell you exactly how many cows
> and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a
> calf?”
> Sam looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks
> at his peacefully grazing animals and calmly answers,
> “Sure, why not?”
>
> The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell® notebook
> computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3® cell phone,
> and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up
> a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he
> then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in
> an ultra-high-resolution photo.
>
> The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe
> Photoshop® and exports it to an image processing facility
> in Hamburg , Germany …
>
> Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot®
> that the image has been processed and the data stored. He
> then accesses an MS-SQL®
> database through an ODBC connected Excel® spreadsheet with
> email on his Blackberry® and, after a few minutes, receives
> a response.
>
> Finally, he prints out a full-colour, 150-page report on his
> hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the
> Farmer and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and
> calves.”
>
> “That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my
> calves,” says Sam.
>
> He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks
> on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk
> of his car.
> Then Sam says to the young man, “Hey, if I can tell you
> exactly what your business is, will you give me back my
> calf?”
>
> The young man thinks about it for a second and then says,
> “Okay, why not?”
> “You’re a Member of the European Parliament”,
> says Sam.
> “Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie,
> “but how did you guess that?”
>
> “No guessing required.” answered Sam. “You
> showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to
> get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never
> asked. You used millions of pounds worth of equipment trying
> to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you
> don’t know a thing about how working people make a
> living – or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of
> sheep.
>
> Now give me back my dog.

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 web 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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Hey what do you know drinkers stick with a wine longer than with a partner. A survey of wine lovers shows that they stick with with their preferred variety. Pinot Grigio topped the list for british drinkers, followed by Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvgnon blanc, Rioja, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Malbec and Pinot Noir. Pinot Grigio was th top choice of women and Merlot for men. Where I ask is Cabernet franc and Chenin Blanc. We need a crusade for the grape varieties of the Loire people.

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 web 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. 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 –  Flower

Tuesday – Flower until 1.45 pm then Leaf

Wednesday – Leaf

Thursday – Leaf until 5.44 pm then Fruit

Friday – Fruit

Saturday – Fruit until 6.24 pm then Root

Sunday – Root

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 web 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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Loire valley

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Grainger’s wine blog is gfwineblog.co.uk

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Pelting up the hill and down the dale on a trip through the Loire valley and then popping into a domaine on route to sample the lovely organic wines. Try our quiet roads that don’t go up and down but undulate gently and take in the landscape stretching out all around. Then relax and enjoy food and wines produced by local family run wineries. A great way of winding down for a break from the rigours of daily life.

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 web 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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Loire valley

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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 selection of pumpkins for your delectation. All in a space of the walk to the pub and back. A goodly selection of our local artistic prowess. Try a goodly bottle of Domaine de Vieux Pressoir Les silices cuvée Saumur rouge cabernet franc. Chocolatey smooth and just right for that autumn evening supper dish of thick beef stew. Yum.

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 web 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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Loire valley

gfwineblog

gfwineblog – loirewinetours.com, 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 – Leaf

Tuesday – Leaf until 7.43 am then Fruit

Wednesday – Fruit

Thursday – Fruit until 8.05 pm then Root

Friday – Root

Saturday – Root

Sunday – Root until 5.55 am then Flower

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 web 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

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.

You may ask what this pic has to do with wine. Well there is a vital and important link. Travis Clarke runs a local decorating business called Ryalls in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. It is his own  business and we at gfwine support other small businesses just like us. We should all support our local businesses as they are the life blood of the community. Travis proved to be very helpful in our quest for paints. As an aside to this wine blog we enjoyed a bottle of 2007 Chateaux de Chaintres Saumur Champigny cuvée Chateau with a simple supper of vegetable coleslaw all  sourced locally of course from the local market.

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 web 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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