from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The longest river of France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing about 1,014 km (630 mi) north, northwest, and west to the Bay of Biscay.
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- proper n. One of the départements of Rhône-Alpes, France
- proper n. A river of France
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a French river which flows into the North Atlantic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the longest French river; rises in the Massif Central and flows north and west to the Atlantic Ocean
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Chris Kissack has written alot about Loire CF and as he writes there is a debate going on now in Loire about CF and concerns the picking of fruit, with many producers still opting for an earlier harvest and thus not fully ripe grapes giving the vegetal qualities.
And the Loire is full of AOCs that blend Pinot Noir with other varieties.
The group decision, led by Kristin, was that this was a "Loire from a ripe vintage."
The Loire is humid as well, for which my unfortunately disshevelled 'do could have testified in February.
"Ah, more than these imperious piles of Rome Laugh the low portals of my boyhood's home; More than their marbles must its slate roof be, More than the Tiber's flood my Loire is still, More than the Palatine my native hill, And the soft air of Anjou than the sea."
The Loire is a thriving region with a strong local economy.
Setting up a base: The Loire is a vast area so it is best to divide and conquer it.
For the grown-up wine lover, there are wonderful, food-friendly wines that are reasonably priced and often naturally made, and for the green-minded wine fans the Loire is a hotbed of organic and otherwise natural winemaking.
When they emerged, the world had changed: the Loire was a river of mud; the road was rutted and brown.
The Loire was a broad, silvered mirror to our left; the colors of the sky slid lazily among its shallow rocks.