The 1,000 year-old Château de Goulaine in the Loire Valley, reputed to be France’s and one of Europe’s oldest wine producing estates, has been put up for sale.
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.
Loire Valley Wines has released an infographic encouraging people to drink Muscadet – a wine Jancis Robinson has said we should all be drinking.
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.
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.
Chenin Blanc is as complicated to grow but as rewarding as Pinot Noir in the right hands, according to one Loire Valley producer.
db’s Lucy Shaw enjoys a whistle-stop tour of the Loire Valley, taking in castles, towers, windmills, goats and Marilyn Monroe.
High profile wine consultants are like “plastic surgeons” trying to make ugly wines beautiful, according to one French producer.
Producers in Sancerre are apparently threatening to leave the AOC system following the governing body’s decision to close the local office.
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.
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