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Saturday 22 October 2016 loc: US


Frost wipes out up to 30% of Loire harvest

Late spring frosts which hit the Loire Valley in April have cost the region up to 30% of its harvest, according to an official report published by InterLoire.

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 1 Comment »

Giant wine ‘udders’ for Loire festival

A French design studio is installing a set of giant ‘udders’ which willl serve wine to visitors at an art installation in a Saumur vineyard in the Loire.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 No Comments »

40% of Burgundy affected by frost

The serious frosts that hit Burgundy last week gravely damaged almost half of the viticultural area, according to reports.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Serious frosts hit Burgundy

A cold snap has seen severe frosts hit the entire length of Burgundy’s vineyards as well as other French regions – although the full extent of the damage is so far unknown.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 1 Comment »

Clos Rougeard’s Charly Foucault dies

Jean-Louis ‘Charly’ Foucault, co-owner of one of the Loire’s most renowned wineries, Clos Rougeard, has died aged 66.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 1 Comment »

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 »

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