Loire Valley

The Loire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire, pronounced: [va.le də la lwaːʁ]), spanning 280 kilometres (170 mi), is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi). It is referred to as the Cradle of the French Language, and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards (such as cherries), and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river. Notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines, the valley has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period. In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley to its list of World Heritage Sites.
Posts about Loire Valley
  • An Evening with Wine Llama – Lindsay Neilson

    … Hello wine lovers and happy #wineWednesday! I hope your week is going well and you are enjoying new and exciting wines… Last week, I met up with my friend, Lindsay Neilson of Wine Llama for a celebratory drink at Hawksworth Restaurant in the Hotel Georgia. Lindsay has graciously offered to be my wine education mentor having recently received…

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  • Loire Valley Natural Sparkling Wine

    …When is a sparkling wine from the Loire not a Crémant? This is not a Crémant as one might expect of sparkling wines from the Loire Valley. This is a natural sparkling wine made by Domain de Veilloux winemaker Arnaud Quenioux in the AOC of Cheverny and near the town of Chiteney. This is a very different sparkling wine than a Crémant. A Crémant…

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  • Cowabunga!! Labor Day, Monster Surf, Fine Wines

    … Brut “La Dilettante” $20 (K&L says they have it): Sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire. Yeasty, sophisticated, grapefruit rind, acidic. Loved it. Big hit with those holding glasses. Made by natural wine organic gorgeous (in photo) winemaker Catherine Breton. Committed to the natural movement! At $19.99 a U20 buy. 12% catch the twichen groove doods… COWABUNGA!! …

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  • Unusual Loire valley wines

    …There are a few worse ways to spend a weekend evening than sharing wine with a friend. Sometimes there is even pizza, so things get even better. Last weekend’s wines had a theme: Loire valley weird stuff. We started out … Continue reading →…

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