loire loire  /ˈlɔ ɪr/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the longest French river; rises in the Massif Central and flows north and west to the Atlantic Ocean

News

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    J’habite entre le Brie et le Chateaubriand dans la vallee de la Loire. Now, I don’t expect many of you to be able to translate this, but there are three words that should stand out to my fellow foodie-flies: “brie,” (cheese); “Chateaubriand,” (steak), and; “Loire,” (wine).
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Easy Reader

  2. A River (of Wine) Runs Through It

    Meandering through central France from east to west, the 625-mile long Loire River is the longest wild river in Europe and home to some of France’s most iconic wines.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Free Times

Quotes

  1. "He wouldn't touch Loire wines, though," Sir Mark says. "I had to discover all those wonderful chenins and sauvignon blancs for myself."
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Mark Elder Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "The tourists used to go down to Sancerre (in the Loire region) for the weekend, taste wines and buy for their cellar," Lynch says. "Now they can't do that anymore. The cops are right outside the winery ...... (Vintners) feel betrayed, these...
    on Oct 6, 2005 By: Kermit Lynch Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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