We have recently published some short stories on some of our wine tours. The idea is to give you some inspiration and to tell you what to expect when you come wine touring with us. I think I can promise you that it is an experience like no other wine tours. Here are the four […]
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Sauvignon blanc is grown around the world today but from the beginning it was Sancerre in the upper Loire Valley that made this grape famous. We have visited the Domaine Henri Bourgeois, a well-known family in the Sancerre appellation. Their home is in the small village of Chavignol. Chavignol is only a few kilometres from […]
Sauvignon blanc is a fantastic grape. Drinking a sauvignon blanc wine can sometimes make you a happy. Happy because you recognize the aromas. Few wines have as typical aromas as this white grape. But if you drink Sauvignon blanc from different countries, you will soon notice that the aromatic complexity is greater than first thought. […]
Sancerre in the Upper Loire is famous for its refreshing and white wine from Sauvignon blanc. This wine goes wonderfully with another local speciality, the goat cheese. Read more about it on the wine travel blog, the BKWine Travelog: Rolling hills, charming towns, excellent wines and cheese: Sancerre in the Loire Valley.
The Maison des Vins de Sancerre has just created what is, as far as I know, the world’s first simulator for rognage, canopy management. As opposed to flight simulators, it is not, as I initially thought, meant to train professionals. Instead it is a fun way for anyone who visits the Maison des Vins de […]
Try rognage: Sancerre launches the world’s first simulation machine for canopy management! It is called rognage, when you trim or prune the canopy (the leaves) off the vines in summer to remove excess leaves. It is often done several times during the growing season. The purpose is to have a good balance between leaves and […]
The Domaine Pascal Jolivet winery is just on the edge of the Sancerre village, at the bottom of the hill. He wines are full of character and quite full-bodied compared to many sancerres. They prove that sauvignon blanc can also make complex terroir wines. The secret, according to the winemaker Jean-Luc Soty, is to do […]