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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
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​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
  • Article Free for all

    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
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    Chemin de Chenin - the tasting notes

    For the introduction to this collection of tasting notes, see Which path for the Loire's great grape? Notes are grouped by producer and…

    24 Jul 2014 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Inside information

    Which path for the Loire's great grape?

    See my tasting notes on 78 Loire Chenins. Chenin Blanc was walking out with Riesling. They had so much in common - they were often pretty dry, but…

    23 Jul 2014 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Wines of the week

    Ch Moncontour Vouvrays

    From US$12.99 (available in 43 states, according to their US distributor), £11.65, 134 Swedish krona, HK$208Find the Vouvrays of Ch Moncontour…

    27 Jun 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Loire 2013 - what's new

    Novelty is an irresistible force. Each year, every wine region gives birth to their new vintage and presents it, barely out of swaddling, to the…

    3 Feb 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Loire - autumn collection

    See this guide to all our autumn collections. We all love Loire wines and would love to see them more widely celebrated. I was sad to…

    16 Dec 2013 Team JR