loire valley

  1. Menetou-Salon and the Saga of Jacques Coeur

    Menetou-Salon and the Saga of Jacques Coeur

    Near Bourges, France lies the AOC of Menetou-Salon. The appellation's original fanboy, Jacques Coeur led a turbulent life of intrigue and scandal.
  2. The Brave Old World of Quincy

    The Brave Old World of Quincy

    What do Aldous Huxley and Sauvignon Blanc have in common?
  3. Beyond Oysters: Muscadet Comes Out of Its Shell

    Beyond Oysters: Muscadet Comes Out of Its Shell

    The word "neutral" has been thrown around regarding this wine for ages. The blank slate of the Melon De Bourgogne grape that gives us Muscadet can be more expressive than some think.
  4. Take a Virtual Reality Tour of Winemaker Aurore Dezat's Sancerre Winery

    Take a Virtual Reality Tour of Winemaker Aurore Dezat's Sancerre Winery

    "In Sancerre the date, the time we pick your grapes is of great importance to get a wine of quality that will be easy to make later." Take a 360 tour with Sancerre winemaker Aurore Dezat.
  5. Acidity is the signature of the Loire Valley: Frederic Moreau of Loire Propriétés

    Acidity is the signature of the Loire Valley: Frederic Moreau of Loire Propriétés

    "... it is the vintage, the terroir, the grape variety that guides the vinification. It is the tasting of the grapes, and then the juices, that will allow me to express the potential of each year, of each plot." Frederic Moreau
  6. Christophe Boutet of Domaine Boutet Saulnier on the Magic of Vouvray

    Christophe Boutet of Domaine Boutet Saulnier on the Magic of Vouvray

    Grape Collective talks with Christophe Boutet of Domaine Boutet Saulnier about the magic of Chenin Blanc in Vouvray.
  7. Sauvignon Blanc That’s Profound? Sancerre ‘Expresses What Is Important’

    Sauvignon Blanc That’s Profound? Sancerre ‘Expresses What Is Important’

    "There’s something special about Sancerre. It has a confidence and depth that seem wise, even as it retains that lemon-lime, acidic, mineral-rich crispness that defines good Sauvignon Blanc." Dorothy J. Gaiter
  8. Coteaux du Giennois and Emmanuel Charrier of Domaine de l’Epineau

    Coteaux du Giennois and Emmanuel Charrier of Domaine de l’Epineau

    "Sancerre and Coteaux du Giennois belong to the same wine area “Vins du Centre Loire”, we have the same type of soils with all their specificities and the same grapes." Emmanuel Charrier of Domaine de l’Epineau
  9. Pascal Jolivet On Using Instincts To Make Wine

    Pascal Jolivet On Using Instincts To Make Wine

    By doing the opposite of "what he was supposed to do" Pascal Jolivet is creating pure, terroir-driven Loire Valley wines.
  10. Cheverny, A Hidden Gem You Should Know About

    Cheverny, A Hidden Gem You Should Know About

    Cheverny, a wine sub-region located in Touraine, Loire Valley, mainly produces dry whites, light reds and rose. It received AOC status in 1993 and has 24 communes in the Loir-et-Cher department spread over 532 hectares.
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