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Sancerre Welcomes Winemakers

The town of Sancerre (18 Cher, Centre-Val de Loire) welcomes winemakers from across France for their annual Sancerre Wine Fair (Foire aux Vins de France) for the weekend of 24 – 25 August 2019

Sancerre WIne Fair poster 2019This has been a tradition stretching back over 40 years and this year over 60 winemakers from other parts of France will be there. I suspect there is a bit of a competitive element here, as Sancerre winemakers, as elsewhere think that their wines are the best.

But for a tasting glass at €5.00 you can get to meet some winemakers and try a wide variety of wines in the attractive setting of the town overlooking the Loire river on one side and a stunning panorama of vines on the other.

Hotel Panoramic, Sancerre

Hotel Panoramic, Sancerre

Sancerre is typically a highly-rated dry white wine from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, thought to go particularly well with food (especially fish) –  although some red and rosé is made from Pinot Noir.

For more info on the Sancerre Wine Fair see

Find the best rates for hotels in Sancerre including Hotel Le Panoramic, which has great views over the vines and the valley at the rear.

There is a good selection of Sancerre Wines in the UK at Majestic Wine (local warehouses and online)


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