Sunday, 20 April 2014
Dominique Joseph (Le Petit Saint-Vincent, Saumur)
tasting his 2012 nobile, Saumur (below)
Saturday 5th April: dropped into Café de la Promenade for lunch where Dominique Joseph and Frédéric Filliatreau were having lunch with their wives. The 2012 nobile (100% Chenin) Le Petit Saint Vincent was showing very well.
Frédéric Filliatreau (Domaine Filliatreau)
Ludo Ragot of Café de la Promenade pouring wine
Saturday, 19 April 2014
The annual Foire aux Vins de Pâques à Amboise is now on until Monday. As usual it is being held in the tunnel under the Château d'Amboise. Costs 3 euros to buy a tasting glass.
The tunnel under the château
Friday, 18 April 2014
The 2014 edition of the Portes Ouvertes held by Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, Jean-Marie and Thierry Puzelat in partnership with Hervé Villemade and their potes ouvertes will be on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May from 11am to 6pm at the Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Les Montils.
The Potes Ouvertes are Catherine and Pierre Breton (Bourgueil and Chinon), Le Briseau (Coteaux du Loir and Jasnières), Les Capriades (Pétillant Naturel de Touraine), Les Foulards Rouges (Côtes du Roussillon), Agnès and Jean Foillard (Morgon and Fleurie), Jean-Sébastien Gioan (Côtes du Roussillon), La Loirette (Bière artisanale de Touraine), Château Meylet (Saint-Emilion), Agnès and René Mosse (Anjou and Savennières), Eric Piffierling (Tavel and Lirac), Frantz Saumon (Montlouis), Hervé Villemade (Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny) and Domaine Yoyo (Banyuls).
Hervé Villemade@The Real Wine Fair, London 13th April 2014
Pierre Breton@The Real Wine Fair, London 13th April 2014