Learning more about wine from a particular region was one of our New Year's resolutions. That was six months ago and we confess we didn't get too far with that resolution yet. Well, today's the day. Our friends at the Loire Valley Wine Bureau are offering an instant, free download (PDF) of a chapter of their new book Loire365. This excerpt delivers 50 interesting and fun facts about the Loire Valley and its astonishingly diverse range of wines, including internationally famous examples of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc and Muscadet. You'll find unexpected facts about the Loire Valley's famous châteaux and colorful history, plus information about the region's culture, cuisine and of course...the wine! Once you finish this excerpt, click the link at the end of the PDF to order the entire free book. You'll be on your way to becoming a Loire Valley expert in no time.