Regional Guide

This section is the heart of this web-site. The long term objective is to write definitive reports on all the appellations of the Loire and for these to be updated on a regular basis.

Expect to find an overview of each appellation, vintage reports, producer profiles - including tasting notes, a summary of the top growers and the wines to search out. At the end of each section you will find a list of where to eat, drink and stay.

Published Reports:

Researched: February & April 2011
Published: September 2011

Touraine Azay-le-Rideau
Researched: June 2011
Published: July 2011

Researched: May 2010
Published: January 2011

Researched: June 2010
Published: January 2011

Researched: February 2010
Published: June 2010

Côtes du Forez
Researched: November 2009
Published: January 2010

At the Source of the Loire
Researched: June 2009
Published: August 2009

Côtes d'Auvergne
Researched: June 2009
Published: September 2009

Côte Roannaise
Researched: January 2009
Published: July 2009

Researched: January 2009
Published: May 2009

Orléans and Orléans-Cléry
Researched: February 2009
Published: May 2009

Jasnières, Coteaux du Loir and the Coteaux du Vendômois   
Researched: December 2008 
Published: April 2009

Researched: February 2008
Published: September 2008
Updated: August 2010