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    2010 vintage report - Loire

    As has been remarked on our Members' forum recently, the Loire is a seriously underestimated source of wonderful wine - especially nowadays.…

    23 Mar 2011 Guest contributor
  • Article Wines of the week

    Dom de l’Aujardière, Fié Gris 2009 VDP de Loire

    From £13.75, $19.99 Find this wine There are definitely fashions in grape varieties, which makes life very difficult for grape growers since it…

    14 Jan 2011 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Loire fit for a Queen?

    I tasted these wines blind in the cellars of Buckingham Palace recently. They had been submitted as possible purchases for Her Majesty's dining table…

    23 Dec 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Loire 2010 preliminary harvest report

    Charles and Philippa Sydney, boundlessly enthusiastic and highly successful courtiers (brokers) for Loire wines, based in Chinon, have sent us their…

    28 Oct 2010 Guest contributor
  • Article Wines of the week

    Papin, Clos de Coulaine 2008/09 Savennières

    From $18.99, £15.99, Aus$41.35 Find these wines As you can see from my article Revived Savennières last Saturday, I am seriously enthused by…

    14 Sep 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Eating out in the Loire valley

    This article was also published in the Financial Times.Over the past 30 years during which I initially bought, sold and highly recommended the…

    11 Sep 2010 Nick Lander
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    Revived Savennières

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.When I started writing about wine 35 years ago, the people I came across…

    11 Sep 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Savennières - the tasting notes

    I'm so thrilled to have re-acquainted myself recently with the exciting Savennières appellation, transformed over the last decade or so, and I will be…

    10 Sep 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Savennières - the video

    At the end of August I had the great pleasure of visiting the recently revitalised Savennières appellation, about which I write in detail  in Revived…

    9 Sep 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    The Loire needs you

    Wine is worth about €1.2 billion to the producers of the Loire valley. Until last year about 70 million bottles were exported – worth €220 million –…

    11 Aug 2010 Tamlyn Currin Richard Hemming MW
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    Loire in bloom

    Loire courtier Charles Sydney writes:Chenin and Cabernet Franc started flowering in the Loire Valley last week, and now Sauvignon Blanc. You can tell…

    16 Jun 2010 Guest contributor
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    Huet and Királyudvar

    Noel Pinguet, winemaker at Domaine Huet, the best-known producer of Vouvray, came to show off some of his wines in London recently. Nowadays, these…

    15 Dec 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Loire 2009 - vintage report

    Charles and Philippa Sydney, courtiers en vins de Loire based in Chinon, sent this enthusiastic preliminary report, written mid Nov. All photos…

    25 Nov 2009 Guest contributor
  • Article Wines of the week

    Dom de la Chevalerie, Chevalerie 2006 Bourgueil

    From €8.50, £14.60 and $21.99 Find any Dom de la Chevalerie wine I love Cabernet Franc. When it’s good it has a vivacious perfume, a luscious…

    6 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Project Cabernet Franc bears fine fruit

    See our members' forum for some interesting discussion on this subject. Around this time five years ago, I was sweating over the final stages…

    1 Oct 2009 Julia Harding MW