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The first edition of the Loire Valley Wines Buyers’ Selection
Discover the results!

On June 23rd, 2021, a panel of buyers (sommeliers, retailers from all over the US) reviewed, tasted, and rated 293 Loire Valley wines currently available on the US market and imported in at least one state. The wines were blind tasted and rated out of 100 according to their organoleptic characteristics. The goal is to support importers in promoting their Loire Valley wine offer to trade & consumers. Thank you to the 50+ importers who participated.

293 wines 10 panelists 170 wines got a 90+ score

To enjoy the best of the Loire Valley wines’ diversity – Explore the 5 categories of wines rated 95+!



White

From Sauvignon Blanc, through Chenin, to Melon de Bourgogne: Discover the pros’ favorite white wines from the Loire Valley

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Red

The best Cabernet Francs of Loire Valley Wines

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Sparkling

Taste the best of the Loire Valley sparkling wines

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Rosé

The best rosé all day with Loire Valley

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Fresh, Fruity and Friendly

Discover best expression of the Loire Valley Wines

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Now it’s your turn to taste these amazing wines for yourself.

Look for the “Buyers’ Selection” sticker on the Loire bottles at your favorite wine shop and see why the Loire is producing the most exciting wines today.




Meet our panel!

SUSAN R LIN, MW

HEAD OF WINE EXPERTISE, BELMONT WINE EXCHANGE

BRUNO ALMEIDA

NYC SOMMELIER & WINE EDUCATOR

TONYA PITTS

WINE DIRECTOR, ONE MARKET RESTAURANT & BAR

DAVID KECK, MS

WINE DIRECTOR, VT WINE SHEPHERD; OWNER OF STELLA14 WINES

NADINE BROWN

SOMMELIER & FOUNDER, AT YOUR SERVICE

JEFF HARDING

BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, WAVERLY INN & GARDEN

CHRISTOPHER P. LAVIN

OWNER & WINE EDUCATOR, INSIDERS WINE GUIDE; SVP, BROADBENT SELECTIONS

ZWANN GRAYS

WINE DIRECTOR, OLMSTED NYC | MAISON YAKI

JHONEL FAELNAR

WINE DIRECTOR, ATOMIX & ATOBOY

MARQUITA LEVY

SOMMELIER, RED HOOK WINERY; SALES REPRESENTATIVE, VOLCANIC SELECTIONS





Thanks to the importers who participated




 
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