Thursday, 26 May 2016
Details of the 2016 edition (28-29th May) along with a list of the 150 vignerons present from along the valley from Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine to Saint Pourçain.
Philippe Boucard, Lamé Delisle Boucard, Bourgueil
Laurent Saget, Domaine des Grands Esperances, Touraine
Vincent le Cuisinier singing his big hit:
'Au revoir ma petite poule....'
Bruno Curassier, Domaine de la Grange, Touraine
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
L'eglise à Epeigné-les-Bois, Indre et Loire
Today we drove from London to the Cher Valley (Touraine). Having followed the recent news about strikes in France and the shortage of fuel we were a little apprehensive about the journey.
We made sure that we filled up on our way out of London, giving us plenty of fuel to complete our journey without needing to fill up in France. However, it was clear that there was fuel at the service stations we passed on our way down from Calais via Rouen, Alençon, Le Mans and Tours. Certainly no sign of the motorways we used being blocked.
We arrived in time to crack open a couple of bottles of Château de l'Aulée's very good Brut Zéro and a couple of Bruno Curassier's excellent 2014 Gamay – Domaine de la Grange, Touraine.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
The Wild Flour, Newtonmore
Later in the day on Fridays and Saturdays The Wild Flour becomes
The Evening Flower
Last Saturday evening we had a very good meal at The Evening Flower in Newtonmore – a village some 15 miles south of Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. Not only was the food good but it is BYOB, which helps to keep the cost down. You need to book – tel: 01540-670975,
Menu for Spring – The Evening Flower
Slow cooked pork
Lasagne with wild garlic
A scotch ribeye steak