Loire is France’s longest river. About 1000 kilometres long. Along the river there are lots of exciting wines of many different types, ranging from simple everyday wines to magnificent quality wines. The “wine part” of the Loire starts at Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire and continues all the way out to the Atlantic.
Along its course the river passes districts like Touraine, with Vouvray and Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil, Savennières, Anjou and Muscadet, to name just a few of the most famous districts. Unfortunately, many of these wines are too little known and too little appreciated, not least by international wine lovers.
A great opportunity to discover more of these great wines is the Loire wine fair, Le Salon des Vins de Loire, which takes place for the 29th time on February 2-4, 2015 in Angers. More about this: salondesvinsdeloire.com. (The fair is a professional event.)
Another excellent way to discover the good wines of the Loire and its delicious food is to come on a wine tour to the Loire Valley with BKWine.