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Wednesday 25 November 2015


Sail-powered ‘ale run’ makes UK landfall

A shipment of French wine, cider and honey has made landfall in Cornwall in what is now a regular “ale run” between France and the UK.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 2 Comments »

Loire festival adds British twist

The UK will be guest of honour at an annual food and wine festival due to take place in the Loire next month.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinon set to extend borders

Chinon producers have broadly welcomed a decision that will see the Loire’s largest red wine appellation and high profile source of Cabernet Franc expand its boundaries from the 2016 vintage.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Loire bounces back with 2014 vintage

Loire producers have welcomed some “delicious” wines from 2014 and a promising start to the 2015 growing season as they seek to recover from the problematic 2013 and 2012 vintages.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

The Loire in pictures

db dived into the Loire’s Cabernet Franc country last week, uncovering troglodyte mansions, medieval castles and some provocative natural wine.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Q&A with Laure Patry of Social Wine & Tapas

Ahead of the opening of Jason Atherton’s new wine mecca Social Wine and Tapas in Marylebone next week, we get the lowdown on the bar from Laure Patry, who will be running the show.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Terroir study boosts Loire quality push

Loire grape growers are being urged to take advantage of a free, in-depth vineyard mapping resource, designed to help producers maximise the quality potential of their sites.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Luxembourg shines at Crémant awards

The 24th Concours National des Crémants saw 200 medals awarded to sparkling wines from the seven French appellations and Luxembourg.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Asia bidders still wooed by Burgundy

Christie’s last sale of fine and rare wines saw 2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti sell well above its high estimate as demand for mature Burgundy continues.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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