(Josh and Jeff spent a few days in the Loire Valley checking out wine this September. This is the first of a series of posts telling the story.)
The drive from Charles de Gualle to Sancerre was a breeze and we arrived in time for lunch on a beautiful warm and sunny day. We picked up our friend Andrew and drove the 4kms to Chavignol (of Crottin de Chavignol fame) for a fine bistro lunch (veal brain, andouillette, duck and all with lots of goat cheese and Sancerre, of course). Well fed, we headed over to Domaine Vacheron. We met with Jean-Laurent, one of four male Vacherons (two brothers and their sons) who currently run the domaine.
Sorry, but we can't resist boasting that Food & Wine just named us one of "America's best new wine destinations" in their October print edition! That makes us one of only three wine shops -- and the only one in the East -- to make the list.
The October edition of Food & Wine is an excellent issue dedicated to all-things wine and we encourage wine-lovers to run out and get a copy.
Congratulations to all the other great destinations that made the list!