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Saget La Perrière: New Releases from Pouilly, Sancerre, Chinon, and Muscadet

We recently sat down with Arnaud Saget of Saget La Perrière to taste the latest releases of the wines his firm makes from estate vineyards at La Perrière in the Loire Valley and from long-term growers in Languedoc and elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Wines of the Loire Valley: New Releases from Alphonse Mellot, Thierry Germain, and Domaine Didier Dagueneau

In a recent tasting in Washington, DC organized by importer, Laurent Givry of Elite Wines, we had the opportunity to taste the new releases of some of our favorite Loire Valley producers. Alphonse Mellot crafts refined and precise wines from … Continue reading

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Cabernet Franc from the Loire: Exceptional Values from Bourgueil, St. Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Chinon, Saumur and Anjou

The Loire Valley offers Cabernet Franc that is flavorful, inexpensive and pairs superbly with food. It is a food wine par excellence. It ranges in style from easy-drinking, fresh and dry to complex, earthy, and firmly tannic. This range of … Continue reading

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Raats Wine: The Loire in Stellenbosch

Raats is a rarity in South Africa—a winery that specializes in just a couple of varietals. In this case, it’s Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, which just happen to be two of the most popular varietals of the Loire. Since … Continue reading

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