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Cabernet Franc, Les Muriers, Anjou Villages AC, Loïc Mahé, Loire Valley, France, 12.5% abv. 2013, US$20

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From a site located in the western part of Savennières and north of the Loire River, Brittany native Loïc Mahé grows bio/organic grapes on shale soils and makes unfiltered wines fermented with natural yeasts and few interventions like sulfites or chaptalisation. 93 more words


Loire Tripping 2017 - The Salon & La Levée

Finally, my impressions from a day at the Salon des Vins de Loire. Contrary to last year, I only attended on Tuesday, due to the Salon changing its calendar and starting a day earlier, thus overlapping the numerous off-events.  1,070 more words


Loire tripping 2017 - Dive Bouteille

Dive is the type of chaos with a flair that only the French know how to do right. Get annoyed at the lack of navettes between the Saumur station and the Ackerman cellars where la Dive takes place or walk. 867 more words


Tour de France by the Glass 2016 – Stage Three Granville to Angers


Our departure point Monday is Granville, also known as the Monaco of the North, due in no small part to its majestic harbor.  It is also the shell-fish capital of France, netting approximately 8.5 million tons of the delicious critters each year.  1,001 more words