Wine Review: Chinon, Loire Valley, France

I am not a big fan of drinking red wine without a meal, so when I tasted this Chinon from the Loire Valley I was agreeably surprise. It is extremely pleasant to the palate, light bodied and fruity. I am used to drinking wines from the Rhône Valley or Burgundy Region that are more tannic and…

Travel in France: Uncover The Wines of the Beautiful Loire Valley

France has several wine regions. Most of us know the big ones: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône Valley, Champagne, Alsace… But did you know that the Loire Valley is the third largest AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) wine area in France. Located less than 2 hours south of Paris, the grapes grow along the longest river of France:…

Stumbling through the Okanagan Wine Country

Working in the travel business, we are always looking for places we’ve never been before. A friend of ours told us about an area of Canada worth a visit. We discovered a valley with a unique geography, fine climate and superb wines. Located in British Columbia, Canada, this agricultural valley reinvented itself when someone discovered…