The Loire, in France, holds a special place in my heart, being the first wine region I visited, far too long ago at the tender age of five, on a family trip to the city of Tours to visit my mother’s childhood pen-friend. Though not yet a fan of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Franc, and with a limited experience of even Muscadet at that stage, I was absolutely wowed by the scale of… Read More
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