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.
The Primacy of Chavignol Terroir in Sancerre
500 Words (Or So) on a Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc from Gérard Boulay
The Tightrope of François Chidaine’s “Les Bournais”
400 Words (or so) on Elusiveness in Chenin Blanc
Château du Hureau
Why Château du Hureau is Essential The father-daughter team behind Saumur-Champigny’s Château du Hureau represent the fifth...
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
Why Charles Joguet is Essential As the father of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is an old soul:...
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?