Unusual Reds at Loire’s Biodynamic Manoir de la Tête Rouge #Winophiles

 

Tete Rouge

“Tonight?” he asked in accented English. “You want to stay tonight?” 

“Yes,” we assured him, “yes please.” It was about 8pm and we’d be there as soon as we could.

On that gray fall day, our morning began early in Hautvillers, Champagne, Continue reading

#Winophiles Explore Organic Loire, The Garden of France: Preview with Carême “Spring” Vouvray

Carême “Spring” Vouvray

The Loire Valley in France offers languid riverside paths for walking and cycling, storybook castles for exploring and staying, forests for hunting deer and mushrooms, gravelly shoreline and hillside vineyards for wine grape growing, deep limestone caves for living, staying, and storing wine, plus lush fields for cultivating vegetables and raising livestock. Continue reading

2 Biodynamic Loire Pét-Nats: Free Mousse and Bulle Nature #WinePW

Bulle Nature Pét-Nat from the Loire served just outside the troglodyte cave dwelling where we stayed

Can you say oysters in French?

How about cheese?

Or beets?

On our first morning in the Loire, in the small village of Montreiull- Bellay, we walked to the castle across the river that we could see from our accommodations Continue reading