Tag: sancerre

Latest news from the Loire, the 2011 vintage and a sniff at ‘Natural Wines’…

Just back from my annual visit to the Loire where I assessed the vintage, caught up with Berrys’ suppliers, visited some new names to get a clearer perspective & dwelt on some of the issues influencing Loire wines, particularly those of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. The 2011 Loire vintage was shaped, as elsewhere in Europe, by […]

Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé – the news from Le Berry

You’ve got to laugh at my lamentable linguistic skills as I struggle to piece together a sentence in French; each one originally decorated with Italian! I thank my friends in the region of Berry (no relations sadly) for being so patient! Sit back and squirm as I interview Messrs. Sautereau, Cailbourdin and Dezat…