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The longest river in France, and the ‘last wild river in Europe’, the Loire cuts through a kaleidoscopic array of regions and soil types on its way from its source in central France’s ancient volcanic uplands to the Atlantic Ocean. If there’s a place in the world of wine I could drink from for the rest of my life without leaving, it’s here.
Part 3 of our four-part deep dive travels east to the Sologne, a pastoral checkerboard of picnic sites and fishing ponds, forests for hunting and scattered vines. We’re in the sandy, transitional territory of eastern Touraine, near Orleans, with châteaus dotting the countryside. It might not be a region with a lot of prestige behind it, but this little corner of the Loire has been at the forefront of the rebirth of living wine in France.
This is where the people who mentored today’s generation of wine professionals got turned on to natural wine. This is where Thierry Puzelat dragged qvevris over to from Georgia, where pét-nat was reinvented, where rare local varieties like romorantin and menu pineau hide amongst the sauvignon blanc and the gamay. This is another of the Loire’s many faces
(Sit in on any one of the Loire sessions, or pick up a discounted season pass for all four episodes.)
Each class kit serves 1-5 drinkers and includes three bottles of wine, food pairing and service suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to an hour and 20 minute remote wine tasting with sommelier JAMES SLIGH.
Arrival guaranteed nationally via ground shipping for orders submitted by Friday, October 1st. Participants will receive options for interactive tasting dates on or around the weekend of October 15th, or a recording for later enjoyment. James will send a pre-class note with the link and pairing suggestions 48 hours beforehand.
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