Category: Loire Valley

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Jan 2017

Visit Vouvray vineyard – Loire Valley

#Chenin #vouvray #white wine
Visit Vouvray vineyard – Loire Valley

Visit and interview at Château Gaudrelle Not only Champagne produces nice sparkling wines in France. Ever heard of Vouvray wines? Some of the best chenin blanc whites are produced within this Appellation. The Vouvray vineyard is located on the right-bank of the Loire river, in the heart of the Loire Valley. Easily accessible from the […]

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5

Jan 2017

Discover Bourgueil Appellation – Loire Valley

#bourgueil #cabernet franc #red wine
Discover Bourgueil Appellation – Loire Valley

Bourgueil Appellation – Interview at Domaine des Raguenières Philippine Delachaux, Director of Domaine des Raguenières in the Bourgueil Appellation welcomes Alexis to describe the Appellation and the corresponding wines, located on the right-bank of the Loire in the West of the city of Tours. At Bourgueil, the cabernet franc grape produces some reds to be enjoyed young but […]

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17

Nov 2016

3 unexpected French whites

#Beaujolais #burgundy #chardonnay #Chenin #Chinon #white wine
3 unexpected French whites

What about surprising your French colleagues, friends or familly, by serving them some French white wine, whose existence they might probably not know ! The following three villages are famous for their reds, whereas the whites are unknown for a large majority. White Beaujolais Beaujolais region is famous for its reds, light-bodied and fruity style, […]

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29

Jun 2015

How to choose your wine in a French restaurant

#Beaujolais #Bordeaux #burgundy #Loire valley #pinot noir
How to choose your wine in a French restaurant

In most French restaurants, the wine list is categorised by French wine regions : the Loire valley, Burgundy, the Rhône valley, Bordeaux etc… Depending on the kind and style of wine you are looking for, knowing the basics of these different regions would be a great help. You will find below a few situations you might come […]

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5

Jun 2015

The 3 essential French dessert wines

#Alsace #Bordeaux #Botrytised #Loire valley #Maury #Roussillon
The 3 essential French dessert wines

The French don’t drink a lot of dessert wines. Some people like them as an « apéritif » before starting Lunch or dinner, or for special occasions : a great way to pair the traditional foie gras, for Christmas or New Year’s eve. Therefore, the word « dessert » is maybe not the most appropriate […]

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4

Nov 2014

The French Cabs in your glass!

#Bordeaux #cabernet franc #cabernet sauvignon #Chinon #Loire valley
The French Cabs in your glass!

Coming to France and ordering a glass of Cab may be confusing. You could be served a light and fruity red young wine, or something completely different in style : dark red, spicy, and high tannins wine. The French grow two cab varieties : the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon is […]

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28

May 2014

3 amazing white and cheese pairings

#Cheese #white wine
3 amazing white and cheese pairings

In France, we have a strong tradition of opening red wine bottles with cheese. But have you ever tried whites instead? You definitely should. To convince you, we have prepared a list of 3 whites, paired with 3 cheeses. Just try! You will never regret it. Dry goat cheese with a Loire valley “sauvignon blanc”: […]

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