Loire Valley

Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay, Loire Valley, France.

    Grapes 100% Chardonnay   Facts The Domaine de Bernier is a wine from the Couillaud brothers, who’ve had winemaking in their blood for six generations. I’m also envious when I read things like that! My wife for example, has U.S President Ulysses S. Grant as one of her ancestors.My family tree? Nonexistent! I mean it’s there (obviously), but I’ve got no “cool dead relatives” on my side of the family! I guess the…

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Le Claux Delorme, Valencay, Loire Valley, France.

Grapes 40% Gamay, 30% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Pinot Noir   Facts If you were to make a list of the red wines coming out of France, Loire Valley reds would certainly come near the bottom; not because of quality, but for the fact it’s one of the more overlooked wine regions. Loire reds have a tendency to be overshadowed by the whites from famed Sancerre, Vouvray, Pouilly Fume and Muscadet regions, and certainly…

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Domaine de la Reuilly Pinot Gris Rose 2009 with Poached Salmon Salad with Lettuce and Asparagus

  The Mrs.and I have been on a little bit of a healthy-eating kick since the start of the year. We didn’t make a formal resolution, we stopped doing that a while ago. Everyone seems to more-or-less make the same promises to themselves each year, and normally end up breaking them after just a few weeks. All that I’m personally looking to achieve is to lose a few pounds through healthy eating and exercise, whilst…

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