90% of sparkling Vouvray remains in France

Myriam Fouasse-Robert, a wine tour operator in the Loire Valley, believes the UK is missing out on sparkling Vouvray, as only 10% of it is exported.

The Loire Valley in pictures

db's Lucy Shaw enjoys a whistle-stop tour of the Loire Valley, taking in castles, towers, windmills, goats and Marilyn Monroe.

Loire producer re-releases ‘scratch and sniff’ label

A producer in the Loire Valley has had to change the scent on its scratch and sniff labels after the smell of “terroir” proved unpopular with the American market.

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.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

November 11th, 2013

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