Loire Valley

France under the hammer

A recent masterclass organised by online auctioneer, idealwine, and the drinks business Hong Kong mapped out the latest trends for French wine at auction and which regions are gaining greater recognition.



Severe frosts wreak havoc in Champagne

Temperatures plunged to -6 degrees in Champagne this week where severe spring frosts have wiped out entire crops of young buds in some parts of the region.

Time to reassert Sauvignon Blanc’s fine wine credentials?

Sauvignon Blanc might be the most popular grape variety in the UK but its potential as a fine wine and ‘noble’ credentials need to be reasserted suggests wine writer Jamie Goode.

The Loire in pictures

October 24th, 2016

Muscadet in pictures

June 10th, 2013

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