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Coteaux de l'Aubance

Exploring this region, so long in the shadow of the Layon. (25/5)
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Vouvray

A story of an unholy blend, followed by a delightful 1996. (18/5)
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Muscadet

A wonderfully textural lees-aged wine from an artisan-vigneron. (11/5)
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Swartland

A trip to South Africa with Vouvray's Vincent Carême. (4/5)
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Tasting Reports

Loire 2016

Over 50 wines from this vintage tasted, including wines from Alliet, Foreau, Carême, Germain, Mellot & more. (5/5)
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Vouvray 1989

Liquid Gold Episode 2: I return to the 1989 vintage in Vouvray, with Huet, Pinon, Foreau & more. (7/4)
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Bordeaux 2019: The New Normal

Questions that need to be asked. (26/5)
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