Didier Dagueneau, according to many one of the best winemakers from the Loire, died yesterday in a flying accident. He was 52 years old. Dagueneau was worldrenowned for his white Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. Yesterday, his microlite stalled and plunged to the ground in the French Dordogne. One other person was seriously wounded in the accident. Dagueneau was known as the “wild man of the Loire” because of his often outspoken opinions. In his youth he raced sidecars. He only started making wine when older. He is survived by a partner and four children.