Time to change pace for a few days. Unfortunately, that means more hectic, not less.
I’m off to Angers tomorrow, with plans to attend the Renaissance tasting on Saturday, followed by three days at the Salon from Sunday to Tuesday. I’m a little disappointed that the Salon organisers have moved the start date back one day to purposefully clash with the Renaissance tasting (which is on both days of the weekend), giving me one less day of tasting, but that’s life I guess.
So instead of my usual updates next week I will be blogging from Angers, hopefully bringing forth news each day on where I have been, who I met and of course which were the best wines that I tasted. Hopefully I will be able to sum it all up for Winedoctor readers when I return, as I did in 2009 and 2010.
Last year I maintained a small focus on Vouvray (I say small because I do like to taste from across all the major regions and appellations, old favourites as well as new producers), updating all my major profiles as I did so. This year I am still a little uncertain as to my plans; my recent Muscadet guide pushes me towards getting to grips with a few un-profiled Muscadet domaines, but I also have a feeling that I need to expand my coverage of the adulated/much-maligned (depending on your point of view) appellation of Savennières. Any suggestions from readers?