Tag Archives: Loire

Roast Chicken, Summer Style with Pouilly-Fuissé

We started by sipping a Sauvignon, Touraine Sauvignon, Domaine Guènault, 2009 just £5.92 on offer, normally £6.92. The Wine Society describes it as crisp verdant and gentle and so it is. ‘Touraine’ is a much broader appellation than the most … Continue reading

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Tasting Sauvignon Blanc

I have been buying a selection of wines in ones and twos over the last couple of months because Christmas, with all family present, allows tastings that are hard to do with just two people. For example I have eight … Continue reading

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Porc au Pruneaux and an Essay on House Clarets

This is a traditional Loire dish as interpreted by Elizabeth David. Noisettes of pork fillet are served in a cream sauce with prunes that have been soaked, then cooked in white wine. Eaten French style, vegetables would be a separate … Continue reading

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Tuna Sicilian Style

Despite the rain we like to maintain the illusion of summer so it was seared tuna for dinner and another challenge for GrapeGuru. Tonno alla Stemperata requires that you sear the tuna then marinade it (yes, in that order) in … Continue reading

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