Check out the new, mobile-friendly!

The Loire Valley

Issue: May 31, 2000

May 31st, 2000 The Loire Valley Tradition and innovation coexist in France's Sauvignon heartland By Thomas Matthews The Loire Valley is a simple name for so complex a wine region. The Loire River runs for 625 miles through the center of France, rising in the mountains west of Burgundy and flowing in a long arc to the Atlantic Ocean at Nantes.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 31, 2000.

To continue reading this page, become a member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!

Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of


= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences


The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories