Welcome to the 5th annual edition of Spring To Loire!
To share and spread the diversity of Loire Valley Wines, our fresh, fruity and friendly wines stopped by 4 American cities this year: New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston, for the first time.
“The Loire Valley is one of the most exciting and diverse wine regions in the world right now, and having the ability to take a day tasting with numerous producers and importers is truly invaluable. It was amazing to have Spring to Loire add Houston as a stop this year, as the wine community continues to grow here and the wines are ideal for our cuisine and climate. Already looking forward to next year!”
David Keck, Sommelier (Spring to Loire, Houston)
Our guests could attend exclusive seminars, leaded by our wine experts, to discover and explore: Fines bulles, Chenin, Sauvignon, Muscadet, Cabernet Franc and Diversity (diverses wines from the Loire Valley).
“Some of my most memorable experience during Spring to Loire is the excitement and the eye-opening moments during the Sparkling and Cabernet Franc seminars. It was really exciting to see that the attendees whom haven’t had much experience with Crémant de Loire or other sparkling made in the region gotten pretty excited with the product and the easy drinking and moderate price point in the US market. During the Cabernet Franc class, the engagement of the attendees with the flight and the lively discussion on this distinct red grape of Loire is super encouraging indeed”
Arthur Hon, Sommelier (Spring to Loire New York)
It’s an honor and a pleasure to figure out that our hosting walk-around tastings and educational seminars, leaded by experts sommeliers, gather more and more visitors and enthusiasm each year.
“If you are a Loire expert or if it’s your first foray into the region Spring to Loire was a perfect way to spend a Thursday afternoon! The tasting explore the famed appellations such as Vouvray and Muscadet but also touched on lesser known categories and appellations such as Fines Bulles and Quincy”
Ryan Arnold, Sommelier (Spring to Loire, Chicago)
Key figures of this 5th edition:
- 52 AOC
- 37 importers
- More than 330 wines
- 550 attendees
Thank you for making this 2018 edition a success and Spring To Loire a must-attend event for trade & press professionals. See you next year on the roads!