A bottle of local wine
Getting the most obvious one out of the way first, most can’t talk about the France without their mouth watering at the thought of world-class wines. Yet many of the Loire Valley’s lesser known bottles are still overlooked and offer great value for money. Different areas of the Valley offer different go-to options: those near Nantes should try a local Muscadet while those closer to Orléans could opt for a prestigious Sancerre. Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray opened in 1953; today, it has 40 wine growers and sells fantastic still and sparkling Vouvrays from its impressive premises in the town. Bottles start at around €4.90 ($5.76).
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray, 38 Rue de la Vallée Coquette, Vouvray, France, +33 02 47 52 75 03