Quelques photos d’un grand vignoble qui bouge, le Languedoc

De retour de Terroir & Millésime en Languedoc (quelle belle vitrine pour les vins du Languedoc), je voudrais vous donner envie de vous mettre dans mes pas. A la découverte des vins, bien sûr, mais aussi des paysages, aussi variés que peuvent l'être un Picpoul-de-Pinet et un Saint-Chinian, un Limoux et un Faugères, un Fitou …

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Lunch with friends can be dangerous and yes, old rosés can be wonderful

The two statements in today's title are coincidental. Last Thursday an old acquaintance and reader of this blog (yes, there are a few of you out there) whom I had not seen for several years came to lunch at our house in Gascony. Tom Fiorina lives near Toulouse, so about an hour's drive away, and …

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Why the Languedoc is successful: or is big beautiful after all?

Yes, France's Languedoc region, including at its southern extremity the Roussillon (which is managed separately, making things a little confusing at times as to the figures produced), is the biggest wine-growing region in the world, covering much of the land that lies just below the Massif Central and between the Spanish border to the south-west …

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A sparkling lesson from three Ls: Laurens, Limoux and Languedoc

If you are looking for very good sparkling wines other than Champagne, look no further! And I will not be talking about appellations in general, as these are inevitably and by nature highly variable in quality from one producer to another, but about a single excellent producer whose full range I have tasted twice recently …

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Fitou and Picpoul: a red and white couple from the Languedoc

On the evening before the recent international (well, slightly international as most of the producers there were French) wine fair held in Paris and called Wine Paris, of which this was the inaugural edition, I went to a tasting organised by two Languedoc appellations, one devoted to red wines, and the other to white wines. …

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Marc Médevielle on Picpoul-de-Pinet

    The English version of Picpoul de Pinet – the white Mediterranean vineyards of the Languedoc – by Marc Medevielle was launched last Wednesday evening in a swanky private members club in London's Mayfair. I first met Marc back in 1990 when I attended the Saint-Bacchus wine competition down in the Roussillon for the first …

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En direct du Salon des Vins des AOC Languedoc

Un succès d’emblée pour ce tout jeune salon professionnel qui, si l'on en juge par les 150 exposants qui ont répondu à l'appel, et le nombreux public qui s'y presse, a toute sa place à Montpellier depuis le départ de Vinisud vers les brumes parisiennes. Il y a de quoi satisfaire tous les palais, toutes …

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