Category Archives: Loire

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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Visit to Vignobles Touchais, the producer of Moulin Touchais

This summer I visited Vignobles Touchais in the village of Doué-la-Fontaine in the central part of the Loire wine region. Their wine Moulin Touchais is a sweet wine from the Coteaux du Layon appellation, produced from Chenin Blanc grapes. The residual sugar level of Moulin Touchais is … Continue reading

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Wine tasting club dinner

Our wine tasting club AuZone always arranges a dinner towards the end of November. The number of seats is rather suitable for one magnum of each wine, so there’s usually rather many wines from that bottle format. This year we included ten wines, … Continue reading

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