Buy to help the Cady family + small French 2021 vintage

Alex Cady shows Résilience The Domaine Cady in Saint Aubin de Luigné in the lower part of the Layon Valley is a very good family producer. Unfortunately a massive fire on 2nd April 2021 destroyed their winery as well as their stocks of wine. Almost immediately the Cadys suffered a double whammy as they were …

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DWWA – part 2 + Goulaine and Clisson from Lieubeau

Last week I featured the five Loire wines that we awarded gold. In this second and last post on the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards results will cover the stats of DWWA and pick out some Silver Medals. The Loire panel tasted 325 wines in addition to the five Golds we awarded 68 Silver Medals …

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Quand Carrefour nous régale

La grande distribution peut aussi nous offrir quelques jolies cuvées. Nous avons été assez étonnés par le nombre de flacons qui ont eu notre approbation. Voici sur un total de 40 vins reçus, notre sélection. Une sélection de Carrefour Belgique qui explore plus de contrées étrangères que son pendant hexagonal. Rosé Cuvée Sélectionnée 2020 Côtes …

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Triumph for Château Pierre-Bise @ DWWA 2021

Château Pierre-Bise, Beaulieu-sur-Layon 2018 Savennières Roche-aux-MoinesChâteau Pierre-BiseBest in Show Award This year the judging for the Decanter World Wine Awards was held in mid-June. Between Monday 14th and Thursday 17th June the Loire panel tasted 325 wines under strict Covid precautions. We had to test negative for COVID each morning using the NHS lateral test …

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Good Muscadet ages brilliantly

1989 Premier Jour 25 août, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Louis Métaireau A rare and unique bottle given to me by Louis many years ago.With age the Melon showing its Burgundian roots complexity and finesse but with wonderful fresh vibrancyDrunk @ The Harrow on 20th November 2014 'I’ve never tasted a Muscadet from Gadais, though I’ve heard of …

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