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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Wine in restaurants in France: some Loire recommendations

Xavier Fortin: ace wine buyer and sommelier@La Promenade, Le Petit Pressigny, Indre-et-Loire

My weekly post on Les 5 du Vin is now up. It follows on from David Cobbold's Monday post on wine in restaurants in France – citing the good and bad. My post includes a number of recommended Loire restaurants and bar à vins where wine is given its proper place and respect.     

2 comments:

Bob Rossi said...

"a list of appellations with no indication of vintage and only on rare occasions any mention of the producer"
Sadly, I have found this to be the case in so many restaurants throughout France. Admittedly these have usually been fairly simple restaurants, but it's not too difficult for even a simple restaurant to do it right. There's a fairly simple place in Annecy with a modest wine list that has a very good small selection of Savoie wines, listing vintage and producer.

Jim Budd said...

Many thanks. It would be good to have details of the place you recommend in Annecy please.

Jim