Category Archives: Vineyards

Wine-making in the Touraine during World War II: a story of Resistance and Resilliance


Over the past 4-5 weeks I’ve been talking with Florence Rowland a researcher for the London-based TV/Film company, Jura Productions. Jura make programmes about wine and were interested in finding out more about wine-making in the Loire Valley during the … Continue reading

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Domaine Charles Pain ~ excellent Touraine wine from the banks of the Vienne


In my last blog I described a visit to the home, workshop and boutique of  Cosette FRÉVAL, Remy-sur-Creuse. While we were there Sandra and I were treated to a few glasses of excellent Rosé de Saignée produced by Cosette’s cousin, … Continue reading

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Reward if you know where this is!


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Dog bites man….Touraine women drink wine! Shock!


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Calling all gite and chambre d’hôte owners in the South Touraine


On Tuesday, 31st July, 2012, Le Dit Vin (Descarte’s favourite wine outlet!) is open to meet with all gite and chambre d’hôte owners who are interested in joining their ‘Fidelity Scheme’. Owners are invited to meet with staff anytime between … Continue reading

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Beautiful images of the Touraine ~ from Dawn Lincoln


Hi all There are some marvelous images of the Touraine Region on the blog of photographer, Dawn Lincoln. Do visit; Jardins de Villandry, Rocamadour/Tours/Toulouse and Touraine en Automne I know that Dawn’s a visitor to my blog, so, a big … Continue reading

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Maillé and Luynes in the Touraine ~ C17th images by Louis Boudan


The commune of Maillé in the Touraine is burned into the minds of many as the place of the Second World War massacre. But, of course, the small town and its surrounding district has more history than that single tragic … Continue reading

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