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Wednesday 25 January 2017 loc: GB

Loire

Clos Rougeard update: acquisition on hold?

Doubts have emerged over yesterday’s news that famed Saumur estate, Clos Rougeard, has been sold to the owner of Château Montrose.

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 No Comments »

Clos Rougeard sold to Montrose owner

Martin Bouygues, the owner of Château Montrose in Bordeaux, has acquired the Loire property Clos Rougeard according to reports.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

Cool-climate wines boost French exports

Cool-climate wines from Northern France have seen strong export growth in the last year, despite a smaller than average harvest.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Centre Loire AOPs confident in 2016 quality

The appellations of Centre Loire are still counting the cost of the ravages of the weather in 2016 but are confident in the quality of the wines.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Battlefield vineyards: Part 1

We rundown some of the most famous – and occasionally not so famous – battles that have taken place in vineyards.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

French harvest among smallest in 30 years

A perfect storm of hail, mildew and spring frosts have ravaged vineyards in France resulting in one of the smallest harvests in the country for the last 30 years.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 No Comments »

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 »

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