The Loire is like the Mississippi River of France. It’s long, in the middle of the country, there are a bunch of farms, and everyone there drinks a lot. Rather than corn, there are grapes, and that’s something to be excited about. Like any wine worth drinking from France, the wines are named after the place they’ve come from rather than the grape they are grown. The Loire is the homeland to several grapes which have become internationally planted. Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet France all originate here.