Stars of the Loire

From 21 September – 25 October, we are going to be celebrating the wines of that most picturesque of French valleys: the Loire; and as is our way, we will be flying the flag for the unsung heroes and uncovering what we consider to be the region’s hidden gems.

Visit our restaurants and shops and you will be able to try and buy some awesome wines.   Look out for great Gamay at  Avenue and – frankly – brilliant cabernet franc at New Street Grill.  Give the Pinot a try at Skylon, and sparkling Saumur at Fish Market.

We are bringing the area, known as the Garden of France, to life at Kensington Place with a new garden installation.  Get involved in Loire Wars at Plateau.


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We are VERY excited to welcome back two of our favourite TV presenters.  Jane Parkinson of BBC Saturday Kitchen fame will be at Orrery in Marylebone on 14 October for one of her popular tastings.  While Channel 4’s Four Rooms presenter and  “cultural Swiss army knife”, Wendy Meakin, will be at Almeida on 21 October .  And for the first time, The Daily Telegraph’s renowned wine expert, Victoria Moore  will be joining us at Le Pont de la Tour on 12 October to tell us about her recent visit to the region and what she loves most about it.

There’s lots more to try at Le Pont de la Tour, Angler, 3 South Place, Quaglino’s; and buy at New Street Wine Shop, Le Pont de la Tour Wine Merchant and Bluebird Wine Cellar.

Don’t miss a thing – keep up-to-date on all the latest developments via Facebook  and Twitter using the hashtag #loirestars.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

“ANDRES’ LOIRE LOVES” TASTING
29 SEPTEMBER | AVENUE
Try head sommelier Andres’ top picks from the Loire valley and find out why he’s always banging on about  how good they are.
Get the lowdown and book now!

“THE GREAT LOIRE WINE CRUISE”
7 OCTOBER | LE PONT DE LA TOUR
Explore the scenic Loire Valley through its iconic wines, Muscadet, Savennieres, Saumur-Champigny and Chinon
Reserve your places now!

“LOVE THE LOIRE” TASTING
8 OCTOBER | BLUEBIRD
Experience the regional diversity of the Loire and its terroir in this tasting, focusing on producers  who believe in making minimal intervention in both the vineyard and winery.
Tickets £20 per person.
Reserve your places now!

Jane Parkinson

JANE’S  LOIRE
14 OCTOBER | ORRERY
BBC Saturday Kitchen wine expert, Jane Parkinson (above), presents five of her favourite wines, bringing them to life in her own inimitable way.
Tickets £25 per person.
More information and book now!

FROM SPARKLING TO SWEET
12 OCTOBER | PLATEAU
Bag your place at one of Plateau’s ever-popular tastings and tasted the breadth of what’s on offer from the Loire – from sensational sparklings to super sweets.
Tickets £25 per person
Find out more and book now!

Victoria Moore

TALES FROM THE LOIRE 
12 OCTOBER | LE PONT DE LA TOUR
Join The Daily Telegraph wine expert, Victoria Moore (above), for an evening of fine food and wine and find out about her discoveries on a recent visit to the Loire valley.
Reserve your places now!

LEGENDS OF THE LOIRE
20 OCTOBER  |  NEW STREET WINE SHOP
Master Sommelier, Matt Willkin, will be joining us to taste some of the very finest wines that the Loire has to offer.
Reserve your places now!

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EXPLORING THE ARTS & CULTURE OF THE LOIRE
21 OCTOBER| ALMEIDA
We could listen to the fascinating Channel 4 presenter and “cultural Swiss army knife”, Wendy Meakin (above) all night – and on 21 October, you can too.  Wendy will be telling us all about chateaux of the Loire and the artistic treasures they hold inside, over dinner with specially chosen matching Loire wines.
Reserve your places.

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