Wine trail : is the Loire Valley “the cheap bastard’s playground” ?

Food & Wine website review of the Frenc wine making areas

A Cheap Person’s Guide to Fancy French Wine, by Ethan Fiwell on the Food & Wine website.

In a recent post titled “A Cheap Person’s Guide to Fancy French Wine“, Food & Wine‘s Etan Fixell argues that you do not need to be rich to fill up your cellar with excellent French bottles, praises the Loire Valley and points to Chinon reds as “the pinnacle of Cabernet Franc“…

In this off the beaten track review of France’s main wine producing areas, Food & Wine cites experts calling the Loire Valley “the best bang-for-your-buck region in all of France” and “the cheap bastard’s playground”.

And, when it comes to red wines od the Loire, the same experts put Chinon “amongst the pinnacle of Cabernet Franc“.

We did not say it, THEY did…

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  • Also read our introduction to Chinon wines here