1. No Strangers to Angers
    Posted On: February 7th, 2012

    No Strangers to Angers

    We left chilly and snowy England at the crack of dawn on Monday by EuroStar to find ourselves in chillier and snowier France. The frosty weather and frosty economy have undoubtedly thinned visitor numbers at the annual Salon des Vins de Loire, but it is still one of France’s best regional wine fairs with a […]
  2. Saumur Champigny Domaine Filliatreau: Staff Tasting June 2010
    Posted On: July 26th, 2010

    Saumur Champigny Domaine Filliatreau: Staff Tasting June 2010

    While Fred Filliatreau was over visiting last month, we had the pleasure of a staff tasting at Mere of six of his wines from recent vintages all of which were showing really well. We're not the only ones to think so judging from the recent press accolades for Cuvée Domaine Filliatreau 2008 and Vieilles Vignes […]
  3. A Tale of Two Wine-Makers
    Posted On: July 2nd, 2010

    A Tale of Two Wine-Makers

    A potentially thorny question for those of us in the wine trade is: What on earth to serve visiting wine makers? Last week I had not one but two wine-makers to stay and so had ample opportunity to ponder this dilemma. The short answer is: Nothing from their own back yard and certainly not their […]

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