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    Pascal Jolivet's special cuvées

    Pascal Jolivet is far from the longest-established but is one of the most ambitious producers of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. The prices are certainly…

    29 Aug 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Loire assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages. Jancis writes Our collection of 120 tasting notes on the increasingly fashionable wines of the Loire include a…

    11 Jul 2016 Team JR
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    Two great vintages in the Loire

    You'd expect someone who champions the downtrodden producers of the Loire and who makes his living from selling their wines to be upbeat about two…

    24 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Does oaked Sauvignon Blanc make old bones?

    This tasting of older vintages of oaked Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux and the Loire turned out to be a classic case of inconclusiveness but an…

    25 Feb 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Loire 2015 - the sticky fingers vintage

    Following his initial report towards the end of picking in October 2015, wine broker Charles Sydney sent this finger-licking update written as the…

    23 Feb 2016 Guest contributor
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    Rest of France - a compilation

    This collection of more than 80 wine reviews includes everything French that is not in our compilations of Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace,…

    10 Dec 2015 Team JR
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    ​Vine Revival, Terre de Gneiss 2014 Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine

    From £20  Find this wine This is just the sort of initiative that the beleaguered Muscadet region needs: a hand-crafted, hand-sold, small-lot,…

    4 Dec 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Sweet Loires from 1989 and 1990

    On Halloween this year, when many a rugby fan was preparing themselves for the excitement of the final of the World Cup, 15 of us gathered in the…

    16 Nov 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Loire 2015 from the front line

    Charles Sydney sends us his usual upbeat assessment of the Loire's prospects in 2015, written on 9 October. At last a morning off from tasting grapes…

    21 Oct 2015 Guest contributor
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    Interactive Loire map

    This canny new map of Loire Valley wine regions has been put together for the Belle France website, who provide walking and cycling holidays.…

    22 Aug 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    How well does wine age?

    On Saturday I’ll be surveying how the wine scene has changed over the last 30 years, so I have been feeling generally rather retrospective. The timing…

    21 May 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    The lure of Loire 2014 - a great vintage

    As joyfully trumpeted by Loire champion Charles Sydney last month, 2014 is reputed to be an outstanding vintage for the wines of the Loire Valley.…

    24 Feb 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    The Five Smiley vintage: Loire 2014

    As Team Jancis take a deep breath after working their way through hundreds of 2013 burgundies, here is Loire broker Charles Sydney's enthusiastic…

    21 Jan 2015 Guest contributor
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    Rest of France assortment

    See Sorting through the assortments for a guide to the many collections of tasting notes already published and details of the two more we will…

    5 Dec 2014 Team JR
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    Vouvrays back to the 1930s

    It has become something of an August tradition that wine producer and collector Graham Nutter hosts a significant tasting of wines that have nothing…

    7 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson