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.
From the tree to the stave, discover the job of "merrandier" - a profession that is not very well-known, even to people working in the wine industry. In this article, we introduce the work of Merrain Camille Gauthier, a family company based in the Loire Valley that makes staves for coopers and winemakers.
Vines and wine in Vietnam? Yes, it is mainly produced around the city of Dalat, in the center of the country. It was in fact the French who introduced viticulture to this country at the end of the 19th century. Some figures and report of some Vietnamese wine tastings. Without claiming to be a specialist, of course! But you can also do wine tourism in Vietnam!
Cork stoppers can be collected and recycled to create decorative items. Here are some examples of DIY creations, simple to make, but nevertheless elegant enough to decorate different rooms of the house.