Loire wines popular in the UK
Exports for Loire white, red, rosé and sparkling wines to the UK grew by 11% in volume for the year 2012, and the region has also seen a significant growth in value.
In 2012 Loire white wines were the most exported with an increase in volume of 14% compared to 2011, while red and rosé wines increased by 1% and sparkling wines by 9%. Value sales were also up for whites (12%) but reds were slightly down by 2%.
The UK is the Loire's top export market representing 81,545 hectolitres of wine exported and equating to 19% of total export volume.