Loire Valley Wines

www.loirevalleywine.com

Loire Valley is known for its wines, and many people travel to the area yearly to visit the valley’s wineries and purchase their wine.  If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Loire for its wines, then you will probably want to do a bit of research before you go.  To help you with that research, this site has a good amount of information on Loire wine, including where to find it, when wine events occur, and more.

As you would expect from the website name, it focuses only on Loire wineries and wine-related events, so if you want a more well-rounded idea of what to do in Loire, this isn’t the website for you.  However, if all you’re interested in is the wines, you’ve got a great amount of information right at your fingertips.  The site spends some time discussing the history of Loire Valley wines, including the different types of wines that are available.  They have a very comprehensive list of the different wines available (and there are dozens of them).  Each type of wine has its own section that explains where it’s made, gives a bit of its history, and more.  Note that some of these wine information pages are actually from other websites, so not all of the content has been done by the same people.  This means some of the pages may not be as informative as others.

You’ll also find a great amount of information about the various regions of Loire, again focused on wine, of course.  You can even take a few virtual tours of the area via a Google Earth Tour and a YouTube video.  On their events page, the site lists many different wine shows at which you can find a Loire Valley wine promoter.  When combined with their where to buy section, which links to a number of wine searches, you can easily find Loire wine in your area.  Of course, nothing beats actually traveling to Loire, and the site has a section with information for those who want to visit the valley.  Like the where to buy area, it’s really nothing more than links, but that can still be very helpful.