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Why is the Loire Valley the cradle of France's natural wine movement?

The Loire has established itself as the centre of France’s bio/organic/natural wine movement. Jim Budd heads to Angers to find out why.

Wine

Enotria&Coe boosts French offering with addition of four new producers

Wine merchant Enotria&Coe has increased its French offering with the addition of four new agencies to its portfolio.The new agencies are Lucien Lurton

Wine

Star winemakers: Jérôme Bressy, Domaine Gourt de Mautens

From Didier Dagueneau to Eben Sadie, every generation has its standout winemakers.

Wine

Recent frost poses a serious threat for Loire producers

For the third time in four years, parts of the Loire have been hit by a serious frost.

Spirits & Cocktails

Cognac gets a new super-premium XXO category

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has introduced a new super-premium cognac category.The new labelling term is ‘XXO’, which stan

Wine

Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019 opens for applications

The annual Ruinart Sommelier Challenge is once again open for entries.

Wine

Gerard Basset (1957-2019): ‘He changed the game for sommeliers in the UK…’

The wine world and the UK on-trade in particular are in mourning following the announcement of the death of Gerard Basset MS MW MBA OBE.The godfather

Promotion

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte: A brand of excellence

From its 2,100ha spread across the best terroirs of Champagne, Nicolas Feuillatte crafts a range of exceptional champagnes, now available to the on-tr

Spirits & Cocktails

Cognac gets a new super-premium XXO category

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has introduced a new super-premium cognac category.The new labelling term is ‘XXO’, which stan

Wine

Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019 opens for applications

The annual Ruinart Sommelier Challenge is once again open for entries.

Wine

Gerard Basset (1957-2019): ‘He changed the game for sommeliers in the UK…’

The wine world and the UK on-trade in particular are in mourning following the announcement of the death of Gerard Basset MS MW MBA OBE.The godfather

Promotion

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte: A brand of excellence

From its 2,100ha spread across the best terroirs of Champagne, Nicolas Feuillatte crafts a range of exceptional champagnes, now available to the on-tr

Wine

France allows new grape varieties in AOC wines to address sustainability issues

Bordeaux made with Mourvedre, Burgundy with a touch of Poulsard, and Sancerre with a squeeze of Voltis?If for some this sounds like oenological apocal

Wine

Winemaker Katie Jones: Fitou and loathing in the Languedoc

Imagine being so unpopular that your year’s work was sabotaged by your neighbours, your partner was spat at in the street and your co-workers were bea

Wine

France allows new grape varieties in AOC wines to address sustainability issues

Bordeaux made with Mourvedre, Burgundy with a touch of Poulsard, and Sancerre with a squeeze of Voltis?If for some this sounds like oenological apocal

Wine

Winemaker Katie Jones: Fitou and loathing in the Languedoc

Imagine being so unpopular that your year’s work was sabotaged by your neighbours, your partner was spat at in the street and your co-workers were bea