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Our Complete Guide to the Loire Valley

Our Complete Guide to the Loire Valley

Peruse this guide with a delicious glass of wine. And keep an eye out, this guide will be updated with more and more as we continue our journey through the Loire!
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Guide to the Lower Loire: Muscadet and the Pays Nantais

Guide to the Lower Loire: Muscadet and the Pays Nantais

The Lower Loire is the last wine region the Loire River passes through on its way to the Atlantic ocean. Home to Muscadet -- one of the most perfect dry white wines for shellfish and more --- the Lower Loire could be the single greatest value region for white wines in the world
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Guide to Anjou-Saumur

Guide to Anjou-Saumur

This is the last stop before we hit the Atlantic region of the Pays Nantais, and Anjou-Saumur is where you can really feel things start to shift. 
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Guide to the Touraine

Guide to the Touraine

If France is the world’s most diverse wine country and the Loire is France’s most diverse wine region, the Touraine is the Loire Valley’s most diverse subregion.

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Loire Valley bottles

Introduction to the Loire Valley

All this diversity makes the Loire France’s most diverse region and contributes to making it France’s most exciting region. But it has also hidden the Loire’s essential unity from many wine lovers.
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Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Loire Valley Wines

Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Loire Valley Wines

The wines of the Loire Valley are some of the greatest wines in the world. And yet they don’t have the high profile of peer regions, like Burgundy and Bordeaux. And that’s a shame! Loire wines offer something for everyone, in every context.

 

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Ultimate Guide to the Terroir of Sancerre, Part One

Ultimate Guide to the Terroir of Sancerre, Part One

Over the last several decades, the name Sancerre has become synonymous with premium dry white wine, making it the safe choice for consumers with no other requirements. As such, it's become one of wine's greatest hits, a wine region with nearly unparalleled brand recognition and customer devotion. This is fair, as virtually any Sancerre is taut, articulate, and often of reliably good quality.
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Wine Wanderings:  Visit to Joguet

Wine Wanderings: Visit to Joguet

Charles Joguet is the domaine that put Chinon on the map.  Joguet liked Burgundy, especially how each itty bitty plot of land seemed to make distinct wine from its specific terroir.  Joguet noticed that Chinon was a bit like that too: his great vineyards produced wines that were consistently distinct and delicious on their own, without any need of blending.  He decided Cabernet Franc was a great grape variety, deserving of the full Burgundian treatment.  Single vineyard Chinon was born, and the world became a better place.
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Wine Wanderings:  Loire Valley Day 3 (Continued) (Again)

Wine Wanderings: Loire Valley Day 3 (Continued) (Again)

It was a great appointment with Philippe Foreau – 90 minutes longer than he had slotted us in for – and so we were late to an embarrassing degree for our next appointment, with Pierre Breton.
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Wine Wanderings: Loire Valley Day 3 (Continued)

Wine Wanderings: Loire Valley Day 3 (Continued)

After Huet we just had time to squeeze in lunch at la Geule Noire, a nice farm-to-table in a cave carved out of tuffeau stone where the chef attempts to “fuse” Basque and the local Tourainaise cuisines (razor clams, pig’s snout, pig’s feet, veal with Serrano and Manchego, washed down with the local beer Noirette and a bottle of Pinon’s Silex Noir 2010).  One of the best meals of our trip and highly recommended.
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Wine Wanderings:  Loire Valley Day 3

Wine Wanderings: Loire Valley Day 3

Day 3 would turn out to be our longest day, and the five hours of sleep after numerous bottles of wine was not ideal preparation.  Still, we managed to pile into the car early enough to arrive in Vouvray only 20 minutes late for our appointment at Domaine Huet.
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Wine Wanderings:  Loire Valley Day 2 (Continued)

Wine Wanderings: Loire Valley Day 2 (Continued)

We drove straight from Marc Deschamp’s domaine in Pouilly-sur-Loire to Domaine Thomas Labaille in Chavignol.  Chavignol is in the Sancerre appellation, on a hill across the valley to the west of the actual town of Sancerre.  The narrow country road connecting the two villages is extraordinarily beautiful, passing through hilly vineyards with great views of medieval Sancerre up on the hill.  The Labaille winery is right on this road, just before entering the village.
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