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Thursday 5 March 2015

Loire

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 »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

French fizz, fortified wines, Cava and crémant make this week’s round up, as UK wine writers gear up for a very merry Christmas.

Monday, December 8th, 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 »

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 5 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 »

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