Category Archives: Loire

Some French rosé wines

Little of a month ago, I put on a tasting of French rosé wines in our wine tasting club, AuZone. During the high summer, when we do tastings, it is usually less “serious” and less expensive themes, so I thought … Continue reading

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Two 2016s from Ludovic Chanson

In June I tasted two Ludovic Chanson wines sold in Sweden by Caviste, both 2016s. The Ludovic Chanson wines usually originate from the  Montlous-sur-Loire appellation in the Loire Valley and are then made exclusively using Chenin Blanc grapes, just as their across-the-river … Continue reading

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Moulin Touchais 1949-1999

Just over a year ago, in September 2014, I led a vertical tasting of Moulin Touchais with Munskänkarna in Stockholm, a wine tasting club. Moulin Touchais is a sweet wine from the Coteaux du Layon appellation in the middle part of the … Continue reading

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Mixed wines

A couple of weeks ago the French-Swedish online wine dealer Franska vinlistan (“French wine list”) put on a tasting of mixed wines from their range. Here my impressions of some of the wines. Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne Champagne, 50% Pinot Noir and 50% … Continue reading

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Mixed white BYOB with AuZone

In the absence of other tastings scheduled for Maundy Thursday, six of us gathered for a BYOB tasting under the auspices of our wine tasting club AuZone. E.T., who took the initiative, decided on “white and good” as our theme. As … Continue reading

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Some dry Loire Chenin Blancs presented by Caviste

Caviste is a highly focused Swedish-French online wine merchant, selling wine by themed and mixed 6-bottles boxes, one at a time. One week before Christmas, he presented his last launch of 2014. That box contains two dry white wines from the middle part … Continue reading

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Visit to Huet in Vouvray last summer

Last summer, at the end of June 2013, I visited the wine producer Huet in Vouvray together with a friend from Brussels. We did a two day visit to the middle part of Loire, i.e., the land of Chenin Blanc wines. … Continue reading

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