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The Master of Montlouis

A very lazy family holiday in the Loire Valley was interrupted for a visit to Domaine de la Taille aux Loups in Montlouis, home to the brilliant Jacky Blot.

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Off the Radar

…mixing simplicity in the plate and the glass. For a special occasion, I was looking for a special wine to drink, nothing too fancy or upmarket, but the passion of the wine maker should be felt one sip after the...

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Jacky Blot: Loire Valley Legend

I had the pleasure last night of attending the Jacky Blot tasting & dinner at the Pantechnicon in Motcomb Street. The evening kicked off with a glass of sparkling

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A bit more recognition please…

I find it difficult to understand why wines from the Loire like St Nicolas de Bourgueil struggle with their popularity in the land of her Majesty. Being born and raised

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Muscadet or Bust

At the end of last year, it was reported that 200 Muscadet producers had or were on the brink of declaring bankruptcy. In a region that has around 600 growers,

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