Jim's Loire

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Farewell inspirational Catherine Roussel @ Clos Roche Blanche

September 2014: Catherine at the start of the last vintage We were very sad to hear late yesterday afternoon that Catherine Roussel, the...

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T-shirt, shorts and sandals vintage@Clos Roche Blanche starts Thursday

Laurent Saillard and Catherine Roussel@2008 vintage – late September Catherine Roussel and Didier Barouillet at the Clos Roche Blanche wil...

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Clos Roche Blanche, AC Touraine – historic last vintage for Catherine & Didier

Catherine Roussel rallying the pickers for nearly the last time Didier Barouillet down in the cellar 2014 is the last vin...

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Brief sortie to Anjou in late October

Magnificent autumn colours from the Quarts de Chaume and way into the distance Also a reminder of how high parts of Q de C are before it plu...

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Ivan Massonnat buys Domaine de Beauséjour (AOP Chinon) – a second ambitious wine project

Ivan Massonnat Domaine de Beauséjour, Panzoult October 2010 On Friday 15th October 2021 Ivan Massonnat realised a vinous dream that predates...

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Sancerre: autumn colours

Les Monts Damnés from Chavignol Slopes of Monts Damnés – Sancerre in mist in distance Clos de la Poussie, Bué We were in Sancerre last We...

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2021 in Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

Melon de Bourgogne @Domaine Luneau-Papin Hod carrier@ Domaine Luneau-Papin Last Thursday (29th September) we headed to the Pays Nantais ...

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Finally back in the Loire + 2021 vendange

Part of Epeigné including the Mairie taken from top of l'Eglise A little after 18.30 on Monday 27th September 2021 we came back to France,...

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Bourgueil vertical: 1999-1959 – all the nines

Following the concours tasting in L'Hotel de Ville in Tours, there was a vertical of Bourgueil on the theme of the 9s stretching back from 1...

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Bourgueil vertical: 1999-1959 – all the nines

Following the concours tasting in L'Hotel de Ville in Tours, there was a vertical of Bourgueil on the theme of the 9s stretching back from 1...