Gentle sunshine and al fresco wine - the ultimate Loire Valley moment. Luckily for Londoners you don't have to be in France to enjoy the Loire Valley's sumptuous wines in their perfect spring-time setting. This LWW wines along the Valley, from coastal Pays Nantais to inland varieties from Anjou, Saumur and Touraine are making the journey to our city. There are plenty of opportunities to try some exceptional whites, roses and reds between May 23rd-29th, in bars across London.
Get involved and discover your own Loire Valley moment.
Monday tasting at Sager+Wilde Wine Bar
THE LOIRE VALLEY, FROM WEST TO EAST
Launch your LWW in style with a special Loire Day at Sager + Wilde - including a masterclass featuring six Loire Valley wines in a diversity of colours, styles and grapes. Stick around and make a night of it with delicious wines from their one-night-only Loire Valley menu at East London's favourite wine bar. Tickets are £15.
Monday dinner at Cigalon
CIGALON HOSTS WINES FROM THE LOIRE
The team at Cigalon have created a delicious pairing menu with Loire Valley Wines, available all evening with their fantastic Sommeliers on hand to chat through the wines and pairings. This one-off menu will be available at just £29.50 including wine paired to each course & Cremant on arrival.
Catch Loire Valley Wines on Tuesday at...
LET'S GET FIZZICAL WITH THREE WINE MEN
It’s summer, it’s party season and it’s time to bring out the fizz. Join Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith at a fantastic summer Champagne and sparkling wine tasting extravaganza at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, featuring favourite sparkling wines from top Champagne houses, Prosecco, English sparkling wine, Loire Valley Wines and more. Tickets are £35pp or £60 for two.
Wednesday rooftop BBQ at Queen of Hoxton
LOIRE VALLEY WINES SUMMER BBQ
Loire Valley Wines are taking over East London's favourite rooftop at the Queen of Hoxton for a delicious BBQ and sundowner over Shoreditch. Revel in the dusk light and sip on a great range of styles and colours of wine from the famous Loire Valley, all paired with fantastic food. Tickets are £10.
Wedsnesday tasting at Borough Wines Kensal Rise
Head to London's favourite independent wine merchant at their Kensal Rise outpost for a whistle-stop tasting tour of the Loire Valley presented by a resident wine expert. Enjoy wines, regional nibbles and even a delicious bottle of Loire wine to take home. Tickets are £15.
Thursday tasting at Bedales Borough
THE HIDDEN GEMS OF LOIRE VALLEY
Journey to the wine and food mecca Bedales of Borough for a delicious evening featuring all the wines you know and love plus plenty new discoveries, presented by Helen McGinn of The Knackered Mother’s Club. You'll get to taste six hidden gems of the Loire Valley alongside delicious breads, meats and cheeses either sourced from Borough Market or made in house. Tickets are £30.
Friday tasting at Borough Wines Columbia Road
J’ADORE LOIRE PART TWO
Taking the whistle-stop tasting tour of the Loire Valley to east London, head to independent wine merchant Borough Wines at their Columbia Road outpost for a great evening presented by Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW. Enjoy wines, regional nibbles and even a delicious bottle of Loire wine to take home. Tickets are £15.
All week long at Cellar Gascon
LWW CELLAR GASCON OFFER
Choose from the following sip & snack pairings:
- Foie Gras & Truffle Burger - w - Maison Langlois Château, Crémant de Loire Brut NV - £9.75pp
- Home cured spices salmon, Maple crystals - w – Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie « Terre de Pierre » 2014, Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin - £6.00pp
- Toulouse sausage & lentils - w – Saumur-Champigny , « Terres Chaudes » 2013, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Thierry Germain - £8.00pp
Available Mon 23rd May - Fri 27th May Midday-10pm / to qualify for this offer you need to wear a Festival Wristband.