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Jim Budd
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2017 VitiLoire – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May
5 spots incontournables pour les wine lover  Press release:  'À seulement 1 heure de Paris, VitiLoire est la plus grande
manifestation gratuite et grand public autour des 79 appellations des vins du
Val de Loire, 1er vignoble oenotouristique de France. Le t...

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Gérard Boulay: two magnificent 14 Sancerres
2014 Monts Damnés 2014 La Côte  More to follow

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2017 – Two fine meals: La Route du Sel (Le Thoureil) + Vincent le Cuisinier (Ingrandes de Touraine)
 The Zéro version of Bouvet's Cuvée Tresor  – blend of Chenin and Chardonnay: very good the Zéro dosage works well  Made a good apéro This is a post celebrating two excellent lunches: the first on Friday 10th February at La Route du Sel (Le Thoureil) and th...

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Anjou Untamed – The face behind the wine
The late and great Charly Foucault  on the over of Anjou Untamed This is a new version of Vignerons d'Anjou – a book of fine photos by Jean-Yves Bardin of vignerons. The text is in English written by Etienne Rigourd and Bernard Reeves. The photos of produce...

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Mémoire d'Epeigné – samedi le 25 février
  Les Amis des Patrimoines d'Épeigné-les-Bois presente  Images et paroles d'anciens de la commune Salle des Fêtes – le samedi le 25 février 2017 à 19h Projection et dîner – 10€ (apéro, bourgignon, desset et vin) Réservations : clmarchau@orange.fr Tel: 02.47...

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2017 Salon des Vin de Loire + La Levée – some producers present
Philippe Delesvaux (Anjou)– previously young Turk now elder statesman Still producing excellent wine    Peter Hahn, Clos de la Meslerie, Vouvray Peter's Vouvrays vary dramatically in style from vintage to vintage Tessa Laroche, Domaine Roche aux Moines   Te...

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Montevino Partners Mark 2: briefly active + Michael Moore jailed
Thomas Roger Wh ite Montevino Partners  White – dismal record as a director   Montevino Mark 2 'We try to do things a little different here at Montevino.' Thomas White  Thomas White: details of two of his five companies –  Spirited Ventures Ltd and Montevin...

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Some views of Le Thoureil, Loire
    The Loire at Le Thoureil looking upstream (above and below) Last Friday we were invited to Le Thoureil , a small picturesque village on the west bank of the Loire in the section that swings up from Saumur to Angers. It is a famous beauty spot. We were k...

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Montevino Partners Mark 2: a briefly splendid phoenix + Michael Moore jailed
  Thomas White – dismal record as a director Although
it is always a great joy to see a phoenix rise from the ashes of a bust
company (Montevino Mark 1), I have to report that this particular
phoenix (Montevino Partners mark 2) has now caught fire and is...

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France: cycle helmets to be obligatory for children under 12 from 22nd March 2017
A décret published on 22nd December 2016 signed by the French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve decrees that from 22nd March 2017 all children under 12 riding a bike or on a bike ridden by an adult must wear a cycle helmet. See report here . Once the law com...
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