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Thursday 23 October 2014

Loire Valley

Coteaux du Layon in dry white push

Producers in the sweet wine producing appellation of Coteaux du Layon in the Loire Valley are pushing to be able to make dry white wines in the region.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Chenin Blanc is the Pinot parallel

Chenin Blanc is as complicated to grow but as rewarding as Pinot Noir in the right hands, according to one Loire Valley producer.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

The Loire Valley in pictures

db’s Lucy Shaw enjoys a whistle-stop tour of the Loire Valley, taking in castles, towers, windmills, goats and Marilyn Monroe.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine consultants are ‘plastic surgeons’

High profile wine consultants are like “plastic surgeons” trying to make ugly wines beautiful, according to one French producer.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 4 Comments »

Sancerre threatens AOC departure

Producers in Sancerre are apparently threatening to leave the AOC system following the governing body’s decision to close the local office.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Muscadet in pictures

It was sun, wine, sea food and unlikely lodgings when the drinks business was lucky enough to be invited to Muscadet on a recent press trip by Inter Loire.

Monday, June 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Loire wines win big at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013

InterLoire has expressed its delight that 105 Loire wines have been rewarded following the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon which took place at Château de Blois.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

Loire leads for mid-priced endorsements

In our second instalment on press recommendations, the Loire Valley emerges as the source of France’s most mid-priced wine endorsements.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 No Comments »

The Proust Questionnaire: Nicolas Joly

Biodynamic wizard Nicolas Joly talks of his dislike of fiction, awaiting the next world, and drinking DRC with the Knights of the Round Table.

Friday, June 15th, 2012 3 Comments »

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