Monday, 31 January 2011
30th January; Salon des Vins de Loire – Soirée Boules de Fort
On Monday evening there was a Soirée Boules de Fort organised plus a blind tasting competition and a Loire quiz. Boules de Fort is played inside with a special sloping track and you have to wear slippers when playing. It is very much a speciality of Anjou-Saumur and Touraine. It may look a gentle game but the stress levels are clearly enormous.
Virtuoso performance from Luc Brizard (Château d'Epiré, Savennières)
Bernard Sirot: one of Belgium's leading wine journalists and Sauternes producer