NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Loire Valley, France's iconic wine region, is back in the U.S. for its annual tasting, Spring To Loire. Travelling East to West with stops in New York City, Chicago, and for the first time, San Francisco, these unique tasting events offer trade professionals the opportunity to explore the diversity of a region loved by American consumers. Loire Valley Wines are indeed set to continue making a splash in America: not only is the U.S. its first export market, but it is also constantly expanding, with growth in value and volume reaching respectively 9% and 8% in 2016.
Over the years, Spring To Loire has become an unmissable event in the wine industry. With over 350 high-quality wines presented during the walk-around tastings and a series of seminars led by experts on the region, the 2017 edition promises to live up to its reputation. From whites, rosés and reds, to still and sparkling wine, the authenticity of the Loire Valley's terroir and the flavors and diversity of its wines will explored and decoded. The events will gather the region's leaders, including producers, importers, distributors, and sommeliers that make Loire Valley Wines live and flourish in the United States.
All walk-around tastings start at 11:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM. Please register on the following link to attend the tastings: Spring to Loire 2017
Follow the events on social media with #SpringToLoire.
2017 Spring To Loire U.S. Tour:
Tuesday April 11th, 2017
@ The Park – 118 10th avenue, 10011
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
@ Chicago Illuminating Company
2110 S Wabash Avenue, 60616
Tuesday, April 25th , 2017
@ The Cheese School
2124 Folsom Street, 94110
About Loire Valley Wines
The Loire Valley, referred to as the Garden of France, is known for its magnificent chateaux, rich history and runs at the heart of France with 5 distinct wine regions - Pays Nantais, Anjou, Saumur, Touraine, Centre-Loire – each with its own characteristics of grapes, appellations and styles. The wine-growing regions dotting the Loire's banks feature no less than 4,000 wineries, 170,000 acres of vineyards and 61 appellations of origin, thus making the Loire Valley the third largest French wine making region. Producing 380 million bottles per year – be they red, rosé or white; still or sparkling; dry or semi-dry, supple or sweet – the Loire Valley is France's leading producer of white wines and ranks second for rosés. The region as a whole exports 68 million bottles every year to 157 export markets.
Follow @LoireValleyWine on Twitter and Instagram, or visit http://www.loirevalleywine.com for more information.
Event and Media Contact
Sopexa c/o Loire Valley Wines
+1 (212) 386 743
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SOURCE Loire Valley Wines