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Friday 6 March 2015

Loire Valley

Winemaker renounces ties to Loire body

A biodynamic winemaker has split from the Loire’s promotional body and plans to set up his own appellation after a bitter court battle over unpaid fees.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 1 Comment »

Muscadet undergoing a ‘renaissance’

Loire Valley Wines has released an infographic encouraging people to drink Muscadet – a wine Jancis Robinson has said we should all be drinking.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine saint’s day: Martin of Tours

As well as Armistice Day, 11 November is the holy day of Martin of Tours, patron saint of soldiers, wine and the Vintners Livery Company.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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