Sourcing in the time of the "new normal"

Sourcing in the time of the "new normal"

Posted by Tim on 2nd Aug 2020

We are on our way to find new wines for our range. Brittany Ferries have done a superb job in reorganising how they load and unload the ferry - it takes longer, but people are well spread out. Moreover our cabin was right next to our car.

We haven't been able to reach the guy who normally cuts our grass. We are very concerned for him

We haven't been here since February!

Normandy is a region of apples and dairy produce - cider and calvados rather than wine. So no wine stories today, just food and wine matches inspired by the region

The region is famous for its dairy products
Our Pinot Noir from Burgundy is delicious with the mild cheeses of the region, such as camembert.
Moules marinières is a popular dish - from local mussels.
Muscadet from just to the west makes a great accompaniment. For a norman touch use cider instead of wine and add cream. - for Moules Normands.
Pork cooked in cider is a great combination of norman produce
A Chenin Blanc from the Loire makes a great match - the acidity of the wine cuts through the creamy sauce.
We bought some lovely locally grown strawberries in the market yesterday.
A crisp, refreshing sparkling rosé is a lovely accompaniment to fresh fruit.