Loire whites, spring in a glass
All along the bank of France's longest river great white wines are produced, from Sancerre to Muscadet via Vouvray, these are light, refreshing wines that go perfectly with that low hanging sun and spring vegetables.
Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Main, Vouvray, Saumur-Champigny, there's plenty of fancy sounding appellations along the banks of the Loire river. Yet, the Loire is a well known secret to wine lovers, often offering some of the best value wines on the shelves. In this region you can drink wine from the greatest producers while still paying less than the entry level of most wines wines from Burgundy. Drinking well on a budget never tasted so good.
And whilst Southern France's vineyards are suffering from the heat, climate change's influence kinda helps the Loire in reaching full maturity of their grapes. Meaning, that when the more often occuring hail doesn't destroy the vineyards, the wines are getting better every year. From beautiful Chenin Blancs, to flinty Sauvignon Blanc and silky, saline Muscadets, this spring the Loire has got your back.