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Salon des Vins de Loire 2014

I have just received my invitation to the Salon des Vins de Loire, one of France’s largest trade wine fairs, to be held at the Parc des Expositions, Angers, between 3rd – 5th February 2014.

Salon des Vins de Loire

The Loire Valley is a vineyard 1000 km long and is the number one producer of AOP white wines and, next Champagne, the number one producer of sparkling wines.

Around 4oo million bottles of wine are produced each year on 70,000 ha of vineyards by 7,000 wine producers. 73 million bottles are exported and 9000 trade buyers from around the world regularly attend. The fair is the venue for one of the most prestigious wine competitions, the Palmarès Ligers, and a highlight of the show is the opportunity to taste many of the winning wines.

At the same time there are usually a number of smaller fairs promoting, for example, Loire Valley organic wines, so the first week of February is always a busy period for us. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

About ukhostland

Since 2007 Chatal and Colin Elliot have lived in France but they have visited annually for nearly 40 years and were married in SW France.Their love for and training in wine and viticulture has resulted in Loire Valley Wine Tour, guiding guests around the vineyards of their adopted home - the Loire Valley. The wonderful chateaux of the Loire are included in many visits. Garden tours are also offered- they are award winning English garden designers and Colin is at the head of the Garden Design Academy.. The Academy is the European centre for garden and horticulture education by distance learning. It offers in excess of 90 different courses to students throughout the world.

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  2. Talk’n Wine Team wish you all the best for this new year !!!!

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