Loire River Valley Wines
Discover Loire River Valley wines — and a few inspired by the area — with this archive of wine articles, stories and reviews from Opening a Bottle.
Château du Hureau
The Wines… The father-daughter team behind Saumur-Champigny’s Château du Hureau represent the fifth and sixth generation of...
Is Cabernet Franc in Your Top Five?
Plus: A Quick Look at Château du Hureau's "Lisagathe"
Four Wines from Charles Joguet
Why the Chinon Estate Remains a Champion of Single-Vineyard Cabernet Franc
The Wines… Charles Joguet is one of the Loire Valley’s most influential wineries — and a rare...
The Wines… Arnaud Lambert is a biodynamic and organic winemaker in the Loire River Valley which oversees...
Majestic Chenin Blanc from Château de Brézé
425 Words (Or So) On a Wine I Loved
A Royal Flush: Drinking Château du Hureau “Argile”
250 Words (Or So) On a Revelatory Chenin Blanc
Good Value Wine: French Rosé from Sancerre
Looking for a good value wine to always have on hand for tricky food pairings? Give this...
A First-Taste Guide to Pouilly-Fumé
Sauvignon Blanc With a Smokin' Finish
Clau de Nell: Biodynamic & Aged in Troglodyte Caves
Not that it matters ... or does it?
Best Thanksgiving Wines to Buy: For Noshing, Dinner & Dessert
So now that we’ve gone over a few guidelines for buying Thanksgiving wine, I may as well offer some recommendations....
A First-Taste Guide to Vouvray Sec and Chenin Blanc
Our First First Taste Guide! Dry Chenin Blanc.