The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Know your Touraine wines



Most of our French neighbours feel there is little point buying wine from outside the all-encompassing vineyards of the long Loire valley. Red, white, rosé, sweet, dry, sparkling, botrytised (?) all from local yokels (usually a 'cousin')! 

This web site gives a very quick run down on the various wines complete with temperature recommendations - usually carelessly overlooked in the rush to get the bottle opened.

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