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.
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.
The serious frosts that hit Burgundy last week gravely damaged almost half of the viticultural area, according to reports.
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.
Jean-Louis ‘Charly’ Foucault, co-owner of one of the Loire’s most renowned wineries, Clos Rougeard, has died aged 66.
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.
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.
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