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Introduction to the amazing wines of the Loire Valley.
April 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20
The people in the know are already on this. And probably don’t want the secret to get out. They make some truly amazing wines of all colours and styles and they are stupidly cheap for the quality.
Can any white wine rival Loire Valley Chenin Blanc for elegance, grace and poise in the cellar? Definitely some Rieslings would give it a run but not much else. Chenin, whether sweet or dry, produces wines with a lovely balance of taut, unrelenting acidity and pillowy soft fruit that sits on top. The best wines, think Savennières, Vouvray and Montlouis, can age for a surprisingly long time (25, 50, 100 years even). Sancerre and surrounds offers wine lovers a legitimate reason to drink Sauvignon Blanc, they are glorious! Oh, and if Muscadet (made from Melon de Bourgogne) isn’t the very best oyster wine then I’ll eat my hat.
Then you get stuck into the stunning sparkling wines that give Champagne a run for its money while being such great value that they rival Prosecco and Cava.
And you get to the reds from Cabernet Franc that will make lovers of Burgundy or Bordeaux swoon. Oh! And the Gamay and rose wines. Delicious.
Did I mention they make my favourite sweet wines in the world?
Here I am to bring you into the fold. You’ll be able to try an excellent example of each of these styles so you can get your head around just how good the wines are.
To come and taste just scroll down and book you and your friends some tickets.
What to Expect at this tasting.
You get to taste at least 8 wines with myself and Darcy.
There will be beautiful food available while we taste.
I have two goals for these events. 1. To drink lovely wine. 2. To educate people on the wine world and demystify it.
The environment is casual and friendly. There is no need to know anything about wine and you are welcome, nay, encouraged to ask as many questions as pop into your head.
You can bring as many friends as you can muster.
All for the bargain price of $20 per head.