Sancerre, Loire Valley

The ancestral home of the now-ubiquitous Sauvignon Blanc variety, today we travel to the appellation of Sancerre, to find out more about its chequered past, terrior and why it is one of the most significant and well-known regions of the huge Loire Valley region. Sancerre is located in the ‘Central’ section of the Loire valley, which is…

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…