Loire Valley Wines: Discoveries from the Astor Cellar

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In this class, Astor Wines & Spirits President Andy Fisher shines a light on one of the most fascinating French wine regions: The Loire Valley. You’ll taste through a flight of extraordinary Loire selections—from Anjou and Sancerre to Saumur and Touraine—while exploring the grapes, growers, and winemaking techniques behind each wine.

What you can expect:
  • One welcome glass of wine.
  • Six tasting pours of Loire Valley wines.
  • A small tasting plate for mix and match wine pairings.
  • Two hours of instruction—including a Q&A session—with Andy Fisher.

What you will learn:
  • The different style of wine the Loire Valley has to offer.
  • The concept of “terroir” and how it affects the wines of the Loire.
  • Stories and history behind artisanal producers in this wine region.
  • Insight into the small-production and biodynamic methods used in the Loire.

Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics
Good for: Wine Enthusiasts, Wine Curious, French Wine Lover, Fun with Friends
Style: Guided Tasting
Food Served: Small Tasting Plate

What class-goers are saying about this instructor:
“I enjoyed the class and learned exactly what I had hoped to learn. Our instructor was great at sharing his knowledge. I enjoyed the wines he picked, the flow of the lecture, plus his humor was a great bonus.”