Tag: Loire

Coming to the crunch: six of the best Loire reds

The Loire is best known for its whites – tangy Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, honey-and-apple-laden Chenin Blanc or mineral Melon de Bourgogne from Muscadet – but its lesser-known reds have just as much to offer. Fresh from a trip to the region last month, Burgundy Buying Assistant Will Heslop suggests six to try

What were you doing in 1965?

Occasionally a bottle tasted takes on greater significance, becoming something much more than “just” a good drink. Here Tatiana Humphreys, from our London Shop team, recounts one such liquid encounter Recently I participated in a special blind tasting. A group of us with two glasses, both filled with honey-coloured liquid, one a little clearer than […]

Pineau d’Aunis: the original Claret?

Featured in one of this month’s Wine Club cases, Pineau d’Aunis is a little-known grape from the Loire – producing bright, spicy reds. Here, our Buyer for the region, Simon Field MW, shares a little more about this intriguing variety Whimsy is essential in the wine trade, made possible because – behind the facts, the […]

The last word in festive wines – part one

Our trio of Berry Bros. & Rudd team members – Anne McHale MW, Edwin Dublin and Barbara Drew – have pooled their wisdom to divine the on-trend wines worth entertaining this Christmas, from Champagne, Burgundy and the Loire Anne McHale MW on Burgundy  Beaujolais is making a comeback. As a whole the region is gradually […]