Friday Focus; Quarts de Chaume, Loire Valley

In the dead centre of the Loire wine growing district, half-way between the region’s two major cities Nantes and Tours, sits an unassuming, tiny wine region of only 35 hectares that produces some of the most powerfully rich and sought-after sweet wines in all of France. Now, you may not have ever heard of this…

Chinon, Loire Valley

Today we journey to the Jardin de la France (the garden of France), the destination for many Parisienne holiday-makers for centuries. An historic and particularly pretty part of the region, the town of Chinon is based around the impressive Château du Chinon, which sits on the bank of the Vienne River. Quite a small region…