Wines of France: Journey through the Loire Valley Feature Story Tasting

View of the Loire River from the Château de Saumur, Loire Valley, France. Photo Credit: Gloria J. Chang.

Sunday, Jan 31

When: 6 to 8pm, Sunday, Jan 31, 2016

Where: Legacy Liquor Store

1633 Manitoba Street, Vancouver

Price: $89 (GST included)

Tickets: Must be bought in advance.


A feature story wine tasting

Join wine journalist and educator Gloria Chang on this feature story wine tasting of the wines of France through the bucolic vineyards of the Loire Valley. Rich in history and culture, the Loire Valley is a highly varied wine region. Following the Loire River west to east, we’ll explore its beautiful wines through its primary grape varieties: muscadet, chenin blanc (Vouvray), sauvignon blanc (Sancerre) in the whites, and cabernet franc and pinot noir in the reds.

This is a small and intimate sit-down tasting with light finger food, and a beautiful slideshow to take you on an engaging, enlightening, and educational journey along the longest river of France after Gloria’s in-depth visit there.

Please do check the email you use to get your tickets. We’ll be sending you exclusive first access to a feature story on this gorgeous wine region. Think of this as an interactive journalism story with the most up to date information because that’s exactly what it is!


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Legacy Liquor Store, our venue partner for our 2015/2016 tastings and workshops, is a very short walk from the Main Street-Science World Skytrain Station.

Is there a dress code?

No. These wines are some of the best in the world (we think), but how we learn and taste them is fun, social, and approachable.

Do I need any prior wine knowledge? Will it be at the right level for me? 

We are professional wine journalists. We don’t dumb down, and we don’t use incomprehensible jargon. Beginner or advanced in wine knowledge, you’ll learn lots.

Will I feel awkward coming without a date or a friend?

No, not at all. In fact, more than half of those who come to enjoy and learn come on their own. This is a sit-down tasting around a single table. We are very relaxed and social. You’ll be glad you joined.

Will I be able to buy the wines we taste? 

Yes, not necessarily at the store, but you will be able to order them. The whites are for drinking fresh and young, while some reds are for aging. Stock up for your wine pleasure, gifts, and Christmas.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

We cannot offer refunds, but yes, should plans change for you, you’re more than welcome to send a friend in your place for this tasting. Please send us their contact details in advance:

Where can I contact the organizer and host with any questions?

Email us:

Call us: 604 805 2140 10am to 7pm

More questions? See What is a feature story wine tasting? *Please note: To taste the diversity of this region, we will be pouring 8+ wines for this tasting, 

Engage. Enlighten. Entertain.