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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Loire

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 »

Who are France’s biggest wine drinkers?

Following France’s return to the top of the table for global wine production, figures have been released showing regional wine consumption across France.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 No Comments »

France 2014: the unpredictable vintage

The run up to the 2014 vintage in France has been nothing if not erratic but, as the harvest kicks off in earnest, it may turn out alright.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of wine a day’

French actor Gerard Depardieu has admitted he drinks up to 14 bottles of wine a day, often starts drinking before 10am and once killed two lions.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 4 Comments »

db’s wines of the week

db’s man about Hong Kong, Rupert Millar, rounds up some of the best wines tasted while out and about in the city lately.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Loire producer re-releases ‘scratch and sniff’ label

A producer in the Loire Valley has had to change the scent on its scratch and sniff labels after the smell of “terroir” proved unpopular with the American market.

Monday, June 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Trade talk: The Loire Valley

Wines from the Loire Valley offer an enticing combination of diversity, purity, freshness and food friendliness, according to industry experts.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

A risqué Voodoo Blues burlesque performance, a wine dinner with venison scotch eggs and the commemoration of a landmark blind tasting – it’s the week in pictures.

Friday, April 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Loire winemaker in court over AOC breach

A biodynamic winemaker is facing a fine of €5,000 for allegedly wrongly linking 2,800 bottles of his vin de table wine to an Appellation of Origin (AOC).

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

The red side of Sancerre

Sancerre is one of those French wine regions that is famous the world over for producing wines of class and quality.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 No Comments »

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