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See my tasting notes on  Beaujolais  and a few  Muscadets  and  Richard on Muscadet .  France has two wine regions famous for whites and reds respectively that are...

Tags:  Muscadet, Beaujolais

With the superlative 2012 vintage widely available, now is the time to renew your acquaintance with Muscadet, one of the bargains of the wine world. Here are notes on just a few...

Tags:  Loire, Muscadet

See also part 1 - crus de foudre  and part 2 - a manifesto for Muscadet . Here are a selection of tasting notes, taken on my recent visit to the region, which encapsulate the spirit of...

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See also Muscadet (re)visited, part 1 - crus de foudre One of wine's most celebrated qualities is as a liquid snapshot of a particular place at a particular time. No other product is so...

Tags:  Muscadet, Loire

See also part two - a manifesto for Muscadet  and part three - some top examples Shortly after I wrote my recent cri de coeur about Muscadet , I was magically invited by the local...

Tags:  Loire, Muscadet

Extinction is governed by two irreconcilable forces. On the one hand, natural laws of evolution demand that the weakest must die. On the other, human laws of conservation demand intervention to...

Tags:  Muscadet, Loire

Last week Muscadet gave birth to three new crus: Clisson, Le Pallet and Gorges. These crus communaux have been created ‘to push Muscadet wines up-market, in an effort to establish a centre of...

Tags:  Muscadet, Loire 2011

From €7, £11.50, $16.95. La Noë is not the name of the producer, nor an obscure grape variety. It is the name of a 4-hectare vineyard in the extreme west of the Loire Valley, south west...

Tags:  Loire, Muscadet

Weighing in at just 12% alcohol, this is quintessential summer drinking, a most successful blend created by winemaker Serge de Bucy at Lacheteau in consultation with my fellow Master of Wine...

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Every summer many holidaymakers head for the Mediterranean with one particular objective in mind – that when the unpacking is done they will wander down to a restaurant by the water’s...

Right off the motorway a broad, verdant valley opened up with sweeping views of the hills in the distance. Cattle were grazing down by the banks of the river and...

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