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VELO VOUVRAY: CYCLING THE LOIRE VALLEY TO MARC BREDIF WINERY: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #46
We rent bikes in Tours and head up the Loire River, thirsty for wine.
The Loire river runs like a wrinkly tie below Paris to the Atlantic. The Vouvray AOC is a mere, million case pin-prick of 5,000 vinous acres. It sits next door to Tours.
The chenin blanc grape covers nearly all of Vouvray. But before trying wine, we head to the source: Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Bike tour, chenin blanc, Food, France, Loire, Loire River, Loire Valley, Marc Bredif, Paris, Sparkling wine, Tours, Vouvray, wine 5 Comments
ENTRÉE PARIS 5: Maison Rouge’s CO HO LA and Jacky Blot’s Brut Tradition: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #44
This Monday’s EU Austerity Drinking Adventure (day 80) finds us winding up our last days in Paris.
We revisit Montmarte and its Sacre Coeur to find both changed. Today, the sun’s glare brings out tourists and pick pockets. Inside, a moment of song and ritual seems lovely, but crowded.
Tumbling down Montmarte towards the city center we halt at Le Repaire de Bacchus: a wine-geek oasis in this urban desert. Continue reading
Posted in Paris, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Brut Tradition, Carignan, CO HO LA, Cor Hominis Laetificat, European Union, France, Grenache, Jacky Blot, Jardin du Luxembourg, Le Repaire de Bacchus, Loire, Loire Valley, MAISON ROUGE, Mona Lisa, Montmartre, Mourvèdre, Musée du Louvre, Nicolas, Paris, Syrah, Tours, United States 2 Comments
Chenin Blanc “Triple Zéro” Jacky Blot, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups, Montlouis, Loire NV
I’ve wrestled with sugar before. No, not in that way. Grow up. I’ve introduced a dry Lambrusco, a dry rosé, a few dessert wines and fought to keep yeasts converting sugar with my own wines. This week, a wine that … Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc Tagged 1907, Alcohol by volume, Champagne, chaptalization, chenin blanc, Christian Prudhomme, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups, French wine, Jacky Blot, Lambrusco, Loire Valley, méthod ancestrale, Montlouis, Mouton-Rothschild, Opus One, petillent, Ripeness in viticulture, Sparkling wine production, Sugar, Taille aux Loups, Tours, Triple Zéro, wine, yeast 1 Comment