loire valley

Take 3: Meet the Loire Valley Through the Eyes of Those Who Make, Sell, and Serve It

Take 3: Meet the Loire Valley Through the Eyes of Those Who Make, Sell, and Serve It

France’s wide-ranging wines are celebrated across the globe for their timeless elegance and unparalleled sophistication. Yet within this already elevated landscape, some regions are even more heralded than others. Consider the Loire Valley, an illustrious string of appellations with viticultural traditions spanning multiple millennia. As its namesake river flows west across the center of the […]

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Somms Love Chenin Blanc, and You Will, Too

Somms Love Chenin Blanc, and You Will, Too

Sommeliers love Chenin Blanc. It’s one of those classic grape varieties that was seriously overlooked until 10 to 15 years ago when wine professionals “rediscovered” it and began proclaiming its virtues. But while Chenin Blanc doesn’t seem obscure to wine lovers these days, it isn’t nearly as popular as international grapes like Sauvignon Blanc and […]

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Seven Loire Valley Wines You Must Be Drinking This Fall

Seven Loire Valley Wines You Must Be Drinking This Fall

For those of you that haven’t heard, the Loire Valley is *still* one of the wine world’s best kept secrets. Situated in the northwestern part of France, the Loire Valley wine region encompasses various terroirs along the length of France’s longest river, starting with Muscadet on the Atlantic coast, all the way to Sancerre, just […]

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