The UK will be guest of honour at an annual food and wine festival due to take place in the Loire next month.
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.
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.
db dived into the Loire’s Cabernet Franc country last week, uncovering troglodyte mansions, medieval castles and some provocative natural wine.
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.
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.
The 24th Concours National des Crémants saw 200 medals awarded to sparkling wines from the seven French appellations and Luxembourg.
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.
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.
French fizz, fortified wines, Cava and crémant make this week’s round up, as UK wine writers gear up for a very merry Christmas.
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