Terrasses du Larzac : une dégustation pour voir (1/2)

Cet article est le premier d'une série de deux, suite à une dégustation de 24 vins jeunes de cette appellation. Il manquait à l'appel la star incontestée de l'appellation, le Mas Julien, mais il y avait de très bons vins, et aussi des déceptions. Je ne suis pas un spécialiste des vins du Languedoc ; …

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Domaine de la Rectorie, an exemplary producer from the Roussillon

It is quite rare for me to be in admiration before not only the quality of their wines, but also the way of working and thinking about wine, its possibilities and constraints in a particular geographical and human context, as I find myself to be with the Parcé family and their Roussillon estate, Domaine de …

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Lunch – putting theory into practice

Pur pleasure! Although Sunday lunch has its attractions, there is something particularly enjoyable about a proper weekday lunch in a special restaurant. Perhaps it is the fact of having two or three hours or even more of unalloyed pleasure, while most of your fellows are hard at work with time only to grab a hurried …

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Apprendre sur le vin chez soi

Firstly I apologize to my English-speaking readers, as this article will be in French since the theme, or at least the example that illustrates it, are specific to the French market. La dégustation est certainement la meilleure approche pour quiconque cherche à découvrir l'univers fascinant du vin. Mais cela se traduit généralement par des cours …

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Côtes du Roussillon Villages: ancient and modern

View across Roussillon landscape towards cloud shrouded Canigou mountain  Following on from David's excellent introduction to the region and Marie-Louise's detailed post on Tautavel here are some notes and reflections on bottles of Côtes du Roussillon Villages I have recently tasted and drunk. These bottles range over nearly 40 years: from 1981 to 2019 – …

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