Loire

The week in pictures

From a steampunk-themed takeover of Oxford to herald the opening of The Alchemist bar and restaurant to a Vouvray-fuelled fish cookery masterclass, it has been an interesting week in drinks.

Campari sells Château de Sancerre winery for €20.5m

Gruppo Campari has sold its Château de Sancerre winery for €20.5 million, completing its exit from the still wine business.

Strange tales: Condé, Cognac and Bourbon lilies

A decorated flask found in a Cognac field was the inspiration for one of spirits' leading brands, Louis XIII, but how did it get there and were those Catholic Valois or Protestant Bourbon lilies that adorned it?

db Eats: A. Wong

db's Lucy Shaw heads to dim sum specialist A. Wong in Pimlico for a 63° tea egg, tongue-numbing gong bao chicken and duck fat-washed Old Fashioneds.

Battlefield vineyards: Part 1

November 23rd, 2016

Serious frosts hit Burgundy

April 27th, 2016

The Loire in pictures

June 8th, 2015

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