In February 2023, in partnership with the tourist office of Tours, I had the opportunity to organise a wine tasting based on the sweet wines of Vouvray and the desserts and candies produced in the Touraine region. Do you know any of them? Some are only produced by a few craftsmen and are therefore totally unknown outside the area, and sometimes even by some people who live in the region! Perhaps our wine tastings will be for you the opportunity to taste and discover them as well.
It's summer time and the holidays are a good opportunity to discover new wine regions! This time I am taking you to a small vineyard whose popularity is rising: AOC Côte Roannaise, in the Loire department (42), is part of the Loire vineyard. Its wines are more and more present in wine shops and sought after by wine lovers. I had the opportunity to spend a long weekend in the region at the beginning of the summer, and I was delighted by all that it has to offer.
Autumn is back, and with it, the harvest season - grapes of course, but apples as well! This is the time to taste and bake a Loire Valley dessert: the winemaker's tart, originally from Chinon, is a light and crispy apple pie covered with wine jelly. I regularly serve it during the wine tastings and the picnics I organise in the vineyards. You will find it in many bakeries and pastry shops in Touraine.