Wine And Food Pairings For Wines From The Loire Valley

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Wine And Food Pairings For Wines From The Loire Valley

The Loire Val­ley makes some of the best wines one earth. Below is a quick list of great food pair­ings that com­ple­ment the wines from each sub-region of the Loire Valley. Cen­tral Vine­yards (Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume) In the Cen­tral Vine­yards the two main Vine­yards are Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume which are well known for their Sauvi­gnon Blanc. Sauvi­gnon Blanc is a delec­table wine which works extremely well when paired with Crot­tin de Chav­i­g­nol (bet­ter known as goat cheese. ) Try baked...

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Wines and the Sub regions of The Loire Valley

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Wines and the Sub regions of The Loire Valley

Unlike other French regions, the Loire Val­ley does not have regional AC clas­si­fi­ca­tions. They do, how­ever, have Vin de Pays clas­si­fi­ca­tion (Vin de Pays du Val de Loire) which cov­ers the entire region. Vin de Pays is one step up from table wine and it is usu­ally seen as sin­gle vari­etals on the label such as; Sauvi­gnon Blanc or Chenin Blanc. These types of wines will def­i­nitely have some typ­i­cal flavours of Loire such as fresh­ness, light body with sim­ple fruit. If you are a...

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History of the Loire Valley and Wine

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History of the Loire Valley and Wine

His­tory of the Loire Val­ley and Wine There is much his­tory to be spo­ken of when men­tion­ing the Loire Val­ley; Joan of Arc for exam­ple had saved this region from cap­ture of the Eng­lish in the Hun­dred Year War. The Loire Val­ley is known as the Gar­den of France for its impec­ca­ble rolling hills and cen­tury old French chateaux’s as well as the great white wines pro­duced here. This region is filled with gor­geous cas­tles which coin­cide with all the amaz­ing his­tory that can be...

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