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The Wine Region of Loire Valley

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The Loire is the longest river in France and wends its way through the area known as Le Jardin de France. Famous for its grand châteaux and for its wines of every colour and style, it is easy to take a weekend out of Paris to discover excellent wine producers, as well as soaking up the culture.

There are five micro-region Guides for you to peruse, running most of the length of the Loire from Nantes, through the heart of the region around Angers and Tours, and continuing upriver to Sancerre in the Central Vineyards. The contributor for these guides, Jim Budd, has been a specialist in Loire wines for over 20 years and has a base near Tours.

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Around Nantes

Muscadet and the Vendée

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Around Angers

The birthplace of Chenin Blanc

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West of Tours and Saumur

The wines of Chinon, Bourgueil and Saumur

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East of Tours

Vouvray, Montlouis and Touraine wines

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Central Vineyards of the Loire

The wines of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and their neighbours

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