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Part of the Castel stable the 2014 was an attractive Muscadet in an apèro style – crisp and mineral with the balance of the 2014 vintage.

For the meal Shona opted for the 2016 Devil's Creek, a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and, for the red – the 2016 Porta 6 from the Lisbon area ...

Even though there was a white Sancerre from Vincent Delaporte on the wine list we decided to drink local and chose this soft 2014 Côtes de Provence red from ...

2014 La Haute Olive, Chinon, Pierre & Bertrand Couly

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... attractive fruit and well integrated structure. It will doubtless continue to impress for a number of years but it is drinking very well at the moment.

2015 Fêtes des Vins de Bourgueil: 21st March 2015 (3rd post) + preferred 2014s

2014 Sancerre Blanc: attractively balanced with weight and texture

After spending a couple of days in the Pays Nantais looking at the 2017 vintage – report to follow tomorrow – we headed southwards on Wednesday morning to ...

2013 Picpoul de Pinet Les Girelles £9.99. Details of UK stockists for the Picpoul

In addition six sherries – two bottles of La Ina Fino, which has long been a favourite, a couple of bottles of The Society's Fino and two of the Romate ...

The rich and concentrated 2010 white Coteaux du Languedoc – mainly Roussanne and Grenache Blanc plus Viognier, Rolle and Muscat.

Page 1. LiquorandWineOutlets.com. AUGUST 2016

2010 La Lune, Vin de France, Mark and Martial Angeli in Thouarcé

This year we chose Le Clos de Jeanne in Genillé. We had an execllent meal and were very well looked after by Bernadette Auroy – the owner along with her ...

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@The Green Man & French Horn with Jo Landron and Pierre Breton

More photos from 2015 Vinaviva – Saturday 28th March

Supplier: Les Caves de Pyrène

Château d'Yquem

Lubin is much richer with 200 g of sugar and is impressively rich but has the acidity to balance it – one to sip at the end of a meal.

Touraine-Amboise: Foire aux Vins (August 15th)

Vignes, Vins, Randos: 2015 edition: 6th and 7th September

Accounts to 30th June 2016

Bernard Chereau and his wife with Le Clos 2003 Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine ...

2017 Tour de France: Démare wins, Cav and Sagan out. Preview of Stage 5

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French wine discoveries: Pascal Drouard (Domaine de la Noë)

Derek and a glass of Maillart

As 2016 draws to a close I am sure that Barry Gamble's many friends and fervent admirers, who may include Emma and Katie, will appreciate an update, ...

Page 1. LiquorandWineOutlets.com. JULY 2016

Can I see a difference between Prosecco and Veuve Clicquot?

(Domaine Pierre Luneau–Papin) with the 2014 Muscadet juice

Jérémy Lorieux (Domaine Michel, Joëlle et Jérémy Lorieux)

Pancho Campo MW and the Spanish Consul

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Last week my Tuesday post on Les 5 du Vin covered the 'Affaire Marc Sibard'. Sibard has been the manager for many years of Caves Augé, one of the most ...

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The late Simon Hoggart was a journalist and broadcaster, who wrote for the Guardian and Observer for 45 years until he died of cancer in January 2014.

Portes ouvertes: dates for your diary – Domaine de la Noblaie, Vincent Carême and Simoneau Paris

I trust the four wineries involved thought a few video clips was money well spent.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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He had various vintages to taste 2001, 2003, 1989 and 1990. The 2001 and 2003 were quite light, although delicate. I preferred the more concentrated 1989 ...

François Lieubeau (Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine) who joined the family business in 2010

Esme Morris Macintyre – end of a very brave fight

Jane Anson: Wine Revolution – thw World's Best Organic, Biodynamic & Natural Wines

Vitiloire in the centre of Tours this weekend: 31st May and 1st June. Details here. 150 Loire vignerons present.

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2014 Salon des Vins de Loire: two newcomers – Aurélien Revillot and Clément Marchand

Frédéric Mabileau – Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: Portes Ouvertes Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July: 10-19h

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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Late Thursday morning I met two Bourgueil débutantes vigneronnes – Sophie Raimbault and Annie Rouxelin of Domaine d'Elles in Restigné. 2014 is the first ...

2016 Arinto Quinta do Síbio from the Douro

Sylvain Martinez and his Goutte d'O

Gaye Özcan #EWBC12

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Al Capone

VINAVIVA: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th [email protected] de Chigny

The day started at 10.30 am for those who arrived on time (not us on this occasion) and the celebrations were still going when we left sometime al little ...

The Boulevard Napoléon 2014 Grenache Gris and 2014 Bien Autre, the second wine in their red stable, were especially good.

2016 Renaissance tasting, Angers – two Loire débutants: Liv Vincendeau and Adrien de Mello

Details of wines and tasting notes to be added.

Jim's Loire: Coming soon: 15th Fête des Vins de Bourgueil à Tours – 25th March 2017

Sancerre – visits in October 2015: Luc Prieur of Domaine Paul Prieur

Suzanne Mustacich: winner of 2015 André Simon Memorial Award – drink book

... We judged a range of whites including wines from Cheverny, Reuilly, Menetou-Salon, Pouilly-Fumé, Sancerre, Muscadet, Touraine, Savennières, Vouvray and ...

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Wine - Amelie, San Francisco, CA

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Vincent Caillé and Christelle Guibert with the 2014 Clos Christelle

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Mi Yeun Hong

As usual there were a few producers in attendance for Philippa and Charles' tasting: a Famous Five for 2016 – Emmanuelle Mellot, Jérôme Billard, ...

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Le Salon Les Anges Vins 26th-27th November Saint Aubin de Luigné C'est un salon de dégustation et de vente de vins, organisé par une vingtaine de vignerons ...

... 'Champagne Jayne' and Champagne is far from his favourite beverage, Keith kindly allowed me bring a bottle of 2004 Les Cormiers Saumur Blanc Château de ...

On Sunday 24th June there will be an opportunity for photographers to win prizes by taking pictures in the vineyards of Touraine, Saumur, Anjou and the Pays ...

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Vertivin à Vertou – another date for your diary: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April

'LONDON— Robert M. Parker Jr. , widely regarded as the world's most powerful wine critic, has announced he will no longer taste Bordeaux en primeur.

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Starting on Wednesday 17th September I will be riding from the source of the Loire to where it meets the Atlantic at La Baule. I will be raising money for ...

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This very welcome gesture was introduced in late August. It has encouraged Georgian Passport Officers to smile at visitors!

Photos from the last day of the 2015 Salon des Vins de Loire with comments to add.

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November 2005: Serge Hochar and the bride

Part of the Castel stable the 2014 was an attractive Muscadet in an apèro style – crisp and mineral with the balance of the 2014 vintage.

For the meal Shona opted for the 2016 Devil's Creek, a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and, for the red – the 2016 Porta 6 from the Lisbon area ...

Page 1. LiquorandWineOutlets.com. JUNE 2016

Even though there was a white Sancerre from Vincent Delaporte on the wine list we decided to drink local and chose this soft 2014 Côtes de Provence red from ...

2014 La Haute Olive, Chinon, Pierre & Bertrand Couly

... attractive fruit and well integrated structure. It will doubtless continue to impress for a number of years but it is drinking very well at the moment.

2015 Fêtes des Vins de Bourgueil: 21st March 2015 (3rd post) + preferred 2014s

2014 Sancerre Blanc: attractively balanced with weight and texture

After spending a couple of days in the Pays Nantais looking at the 2017 vintage – report to follow tomorrow – we headed southwards on Wednesday morning to ...

2013 Picpoul de Pinet Les Girelles £9.99. Details of UK stockists for the Picpoul

In addition six sherries – two bottles of La Ina Fino, which has long been a favourite, a couple of bottles of The Society's Fino and two of the Romate ...

The rich and concentrated 2010 white Coteaux du Languedoc – mainly Roussanne and Grenache Blanc plus Viognier, Rolle and Muscat.

Page 1. LiquorandWineOutlets.com. AUGUST 2016

2010 La Lune, Vin de France, Mark and Martial Angeli in Thouarcé

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This year we chose Le Clos de Jeanne in Genillé. We had an execllent meal and were very well looked after by Bernadette Auroy – the owner along with her ...

@The Green Man & French Horn with Jo Landron and Pierre Breton

More photos from 2015 Vinaviva – Saturday 28th March

Supplier: Les Caves de Pyrène

Château d'Yquem

Lubin is much richer with 200 g of sugar and is impressively rich but has the acidity to balance it – one to sip at the end of a meal.

Touraine-Amboise: Foire aux Vins (August 15th)

Vignes, Vins, Randos: 2015 edition: 6th and 7th September

Accounts to 30th June 2016

Bernard Chereau and his wife with Le Clos 2003 Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine ...

2017 Tour de France: Démare wins, Cav and Sagan out. Preview of Stage 5

Page 1

French wine discoveries: Pascal Drouard (Domaine de la Noë)

Derek and a glass of Maillart

As 2016 draws to a close I am sure that Barry Gamble's many friends and fervent admirers, who may include Emma and Katie, will appreciate an update, ...

Can I see a difference between Prosecco and Veuve Clicquot?

Last Thursday we had the good fortune to discover that this may well now be underway in Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine. There is now a palpable sense that ...

Pancho Campo MW and the Spanish Consul

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Jérémy Lorieux (Domaine Michel, Joëlle et Jérémy Lorieux)

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Last week my Tuesday post on Les 5 du Vin covered the 'Affaire Marc Sibard'. Sibard has been the manager for many years of Caves Augé, one of the most ...

Page 1

The late Simon Hoggart was a journalist and broadcaster, who wrote for the Guardian and Observer for 45 years until he died of cancer in January 2014.

Portes ouvertes: dates for your diary – Domaine de la Noblaie, Vincent Carême and Simoneau Paris

I trust the four wineries involved thought a few video clips was money well spent.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Page 1. LiquorandWineOutlets.com. JULY 2016

bu0a1132

He had various vintages to taste 2001, 2003, 1989 and 1990. The 2001 and 2003 were quite light, although delicate. I preferred the more concentrated 1989 ...

François Lieubeau (Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine) who joined the family business in 2010

Esme Morris Macintyre – end of a very brave fight

Jane Anson: Wine Revolution – thw World's Best Organic, Biodynamic & Natural Wines

Vitiloire in the centre of Tours this weekend: 31st May and 1st June. Details here. 150 Loire vignerons present.

2014 Salon des Vins de Loire: two newcomers – Aurélien Revillot and Clément Marchand

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Frédéric Mabileau – Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: Portes Ouvertes Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July: 10-19h

Late Thursday morning I met two Bourgueil débutantes vigneronnes – Sophie Raimbault and Annie Rouxelin of Domaine d'Elles in Restigné. 2014 is the first ...

Saturday, 4 February 2017

2016 Arinto Quinta do Síbio from the Douro

Sylvain Martinez and his Goutte d'O

Gaye Özcan #EWBC12

Page 1

Page 1

Page 1

Page 1

Page 1

Al Capone

VINAVIVA: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th [email protected] de Chigny

2016 Renaissance tasting, Angers – two Loire débutants: Liv Vincendeau and Adrien de Mello

The day started at 10.30 am for those who arrived on time (not us on this occasion) and the celebrations were still going when we left sometime al little ...

The Boulevard Napoléon 2014 Grenache Gris and 2014 Bien Autre, the second wine in their red stable, were especially good.

Details of wines and tasting notes to be added.

Jim's Loire: Coming soon: 15th Fête des Vins de Bourgueil à Tours – 25th March 2017

Did the normally vociferously supportive, Melissa, decide that there was no way she could bring herself to sign such tosh? Amazing that some people in Spain ...

Sancerre – visits in October 2015: Luc Prieur of Domaine Paul Prieur

Suzanne Mustacich: winner of 2015 André Simon Memorial Award – drink book

... We judged a range of whites including wines from Cheverny, Reuilly, Menetou-Salon, Pouilly-Fumé, Sancerre, Muscadet, Touraine, Savennières, Vouvray and ...

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Wine - Amelie, San Francisco, CA

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Vincent Caillé and Christelle Guibert with the 2014 Clos Christelle

Page 1

Mi Yeun Hong

As usual there were a few producers in attendance for Philippa and Charles' tasting: a Famous Five for 2016 – Emmanuelle Mellot, Jérôme Billard, ...

Page 1

... 'Champagne Jayne' and Champagne is far from his favourite beverage, Keith kindly allowed me bring a bottle of 2004 Les Cormiers Saumur Blanc Château de ...

Le Salon Les Anges Vins 26th-27th November Saint Aubin de Luigné C'est un salon de dégustation et de vente de vins, organisé par une vingtaine de vignerons ...

On Sunday 24th June there will be an opportunity for photographers to win prizes by taking pictures in the vineyards of Touraine, Saumur, Anjou and the Pays ...

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Page 1

'LONDON— Robert M. Parker Jr. , widely regarded as the world's most powerful wine critic, has announced he will no longer taste Bordeaux en primeur.

Vertivin à Vertou – another date for your diary: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April

Page 1

Starting on Wednesday 17th September I will be riding from the source of the Loire to where it meets the Atlantic at La Baule. I will be raising money for ...

This very welcome gesture was introduced in late August. It has encouraged Georgian Passport Officers to smile at visitors!

Page 1

Photos from the last day of the 2015 Salon des Vins de Loire with comments to add.

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