Tag Archives: Loire Valley


Easy, Breezy Summer Picnic Wines from the Loire Valley

Clos du Gaimont Vouvray Sec Loire 2015Food and Wine Pairings for Summer

With the warm weather breathing hot and heavy upon our necks like a Tinder Lothario pumped and plumped on Viagra, it’s time to pack up the picnic basket and decamp to the nearest swathe of sunshine.

Nestled amongst the sandwiches and salads, there must be an obligatory bottle or two of your favourite fermented grape.

Here are two juicy Loire Valley varietals to try–a white and a red–along with suggestions for perfect pairings.  (more…)

How To Taste Wine Like A Pro

Douglas Blyde–food writer, photographer, sommelier, and professional bon vivant—demystifies (and amuses) with his tips on the proper way to taste wine.

Lucie Kerley of lucieloves.co.uk gives her glass a swirl as Douglas Blyde shares his top wine-tasting tips.

Lucie Kerley of lucieloves.co.uk gives her glass a swirl as Douglas Blyde shares his top wine-tasting tips.

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