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Château de Villeveuve (Saumur) – magnificent new cellars
 Front of the new Château de Villeneuve winery  Recently we dropped in on Florence and Jean-Pierre Chevallier at Château de Villeneuve in Souzay-Champigny .
Jean-Pierre had time to show us quickly round their new winery, which
uses the amazing cellars/cav...
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2017 Loire in Anjou – Anne, Marie & Yves Guegniard, Emmanuel, Catherine and Vincent Ogereau
In Tuesday we headed across westwards to Anjou to check on progress with the 2017
harvest there. We were well aware that the 2017 harvest is virtually over.  Domaine de la Bergerie (Champ-sur-Layon) Firstly we
dropped in the see the Guegniard family – Ann...
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2016 La Cerisraie, Domaine de la Bergerie: simply delicious
La Cerisaie is Domaine de la Bergerie's Anjou Rouge. Made from 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Bottled after a minimum of nine months in vat it is everything an Anjou Rouge ought to be – soft delicious fruit, little structure, no harsh tannin...
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News of one of our favourite producers – Vincent Roussely
 Vincent Roussely with two handfuls of  Pineau d'Aunis picked on Saturday News of one of our favourite producers – Vincent Roussely: 'Last Monday (18th September) on our way to the Central Vineyards we dropped in to see Vincent Roussely at his winery in Ang...
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Sylvain Dittière and Pauline Foucault – Porte Saint Jean (Charly Foucault's spirit lives on - part 1)
  The last of the 2017 Cabernet Franc from  a vineyard close to Doué-la-Fontaine Last Thursday we spent part of the morning at Sylvain Dittièrie and Pauline Foucault's La Porte Saint Jean Montrueil-Bellay seeing the last day of their 2017 harvest. This was ...
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2017 Loire – Pouilly-Fumé last Wednesday morning
 At Saint-Andelain looking down towards  Les Berthiers, shrouded in mist  Last Wednesday morning it was truly autumnal with thick most covering much of the lower ground between Chavignol (part of the commune of Sancerre). We left Chavignol bathed in sunligh...
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Taste of Singapore – Thursday 7th to Saturday 30th September
Sticky Mango's globe trotting chef Peter Lloyd, brings a progressive Taste of
Singapore street food culture to London's Southbank.   Enjoy his 10  favourite Singaporean dishes spread over 3 courses sharing style.   From
Singapore Chilli Crab, Sambal Skate...
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RSJ Wine Offer August/ September 2017
RSJ Wine Offer August 2017 A selection of wines ideal for drinking this year Please feel free to make your own selection in a mixed case  Jérôme Billard, Domaine de la Noblaie   White wines 2016 Touraine Sauvignon L'Enclos Domaine Roussely  £9.35 Vincent Ro...
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Matching Loire wines with Sticky Mango's Asian street food
Peter Lloyd Last
Monday (24th July) Peter Lloyd and Tom King held the first food and
wine matching evening at Sticky Mango@RSJ. Winewise we held true to our
long commitment to the Loire, while Peter's food was typically
brilliant. (Jim reports*) It prov...
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Matching Loire wines with Sticky Mango's Asian street food
Peter Lloyd Last Monday (24th July) Peter Lloyd and Tom King held the first food and wine matching evening at Sticky Mango@RSJ. Winewise we held true to our long commitment to the Loire, while Peter's food was typically brilliant. (Jim reports*) It proved t...
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