It’s great fun to try a few, and stumble across the gems you’d like to take home from the rich selection of Loire wines. This unending pleasure is the joint brainchild of Bruno Cheuveux, the owner of La Trigalière and Manuel Peyrondet, French sommelier award-winner 2005 and 2011.
He learned his art in the five-star hotels of Paris: The Georges V, The Bristol and The Royal Monceau. After 7 years on the front line at the Taillevent restaurant, Manuel met Bruno Cheuvreux, who was impressed with the brio of the young wine waiter. And now they jointly present ‘Wine Discoveries at La Trigalière’. Through his ‘Chais d’oeuvre’ tasting club, Manuel Peyrondet invites visitors to the Domaine to discover Loire wines or extend their knowledge. Touraine, Anjou, Sancerre and Saumur, all await you in Le Cottage cellars for tasting evenings.
The discovery is accompanied by educational films on local wines, three presenting them, and three about tasting them. An initiative that has much in common with the success of Manuel’s ‘Chais d’oeuvre’ tasting club, which you are welcome to join after this experience. The well-stocked cellar also offers a large selection of wines for seminars and weddings held at Le Cottage. In Manuel’s view, drinking well and with the greatest pleasure possible is not about price but understanding and knowledge. The aim is to enable wine lovers to understand and appreciate the diversity of Loire wines and treating their taste buds to these treasures great and small. These are the nectars of the region’s talented winegrowers, some famous, others yet unknown but with remarkable achievements under their belts. These gems, whether consumed on site or taken away, are waiting to be discovered under the guidance of Manuel Peyrondet, and the La Trigalière team of trained experts in Loire wines.
Manuel Peyrondet, 38, is built like a top athlete. This outstanding wine waiter is President of the ‘Chais d’Oeuvre’, his 500-member tasting club.
‘Chais d’ œuvre’ 55 rue de Châteaudun, 75009 Paris.