Wine: Uncovering the secrets of the Loire

Behind the big names of the Loire are many interesting lesser known appellations waiting to be discovered by discerning wine lovers, writes Tomás Clancy.

27th October, 2013

There is barely a wine region that does not like to anchor its greatness to a historical figure or empire. Rome tops most charts, Napoleon figures highly in France, Dante in Italy and Bernardo O'Higgins in Chile.

One world famous wine region, however, has an almost pathological aversion to this trend, despite being the home and residence in his final years - and indeed the last resting place - of one of the most important...

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