Re-discovering Muscadet - a wine tasting trip to France

In June 2013, I spent a few days in the Muscadet region of the Loire valley, discovering their excellent cuisine and elegant white wines.

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  1. And so #Muscadettrip begins, drinking 1978 Muscadet on the terrace in the sun at Restaurant… instagram.com/p/aJzJmJCbqI/
    And so #Muscadettrip begins, drinking 1978 Muscadet on the terrace in the sun at Restaurant…  http://instagram.com/p/aJzJmJCbqI/ CbqI/
  2. First amuse bouche at L'Atlantide last night - foie gras poached in Muscadet with peas #Muscadettrip instagram.com/p/aKnFVIibqE/
    First amuse bouche at L'Atlantide last night - foie gras poached in Muscadet with peas #Muscadettrip  http://instagram.com/p/aKnFVIibqE/ ibqE/
  3. Second amuse bouche at L'Atlantide last night - spider crab with cucumber: outstanding match with a Le Fief du Breil Muscadet #Muscadettrip
    Second amuse bouche at L'Atlantide last night - spider crab with cucumber: outstanding match with a Le Fief du Breil Muscadet #Muscadettrip
  4. Langoustines, radishes sherry & rosemary honey reduction - 1st & prettiest course at L'Atlantide last night #Muscadettrip #Nantes
    Langoustines, radishes sherry & rosemary honey reduction - 1st & prettiest course at L'Atlantide last night #Muscadettrip #Nantes
  5. Pouring the Granite de Clisson 2009 Muscadet yesterday at dinner - just look at the colour! #Muscadettrip #Nantes
    Pouring the Granite de Clisson 2009 Muscadet yesterday at dinner - just look at the colour! #Muscadettrip #Nantes
  6. Local shellfish (incl. Razor clam - hurrah!) with a sea urchin emulsion & coriander gelee at L'Atlantide last night #muscadettrip #Nantes
    Local shellfish (incl. Razor clam - hurrah!) with a sea urchin emulsion & coriander gelee at L'Atlantide last night #muscadettrip #Nantes
  7. Playing catch-up: dessert at L'Atlantide last night - opaline of strawberries with rhubarb compote & verbena ice #muscadettrip #Nantes
    Playing catch-up: dessert at L'Atlantide last night - opaline of strawberries with rhubarb compote & verbena ice #muscadettrip #Nantes
  8. First wine of the day - tasted at about 10h30 this morning at Vins de Loire #nantes #muscadettrip… instagram.com/p/aMWlHGCbi2/
    First wine of the day - tasted at about 10h30 this morning at Vins de Loire #nantes #muscadettrip http://instagram.com/p/aMWlHGCbi2/ Cbi2/
  9. One of many excellent Muscadet wines tasted today at Domaine Luneau-Papin with tres jolie Marie #Muscadettrip
    One of many excellent Muscadet wines tasted today at Domaine Luneau-Papin with tres jolie Marie #Muscadettrip
  10. Would you believe me if I told you this wine came packed in a box? God bless the French. #muscadettrip… instagram.com/p/aMXeBribkc/
    Would you believe me if I told you this wine came packed in a box? God bless the French. #muscadettrip http://instagram.com/p/aMXeBribkc/ ibkc/
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