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  • Article Don't quote me

    Book reviews 2016 - places: France

    Tam continues her series reviewing wine (and distilled wine) books published this year. For links to all her reviews, see this guide. The Wines of…

    26 Dec 2016 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Free for all

    In praise of Grenache Gris

    A slightly shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also my tasting notes on Languedoc wines tasted recently and those…

    24 Sep 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Ch Rives-Blanques, Occitania Mauzac 2015 Limoux

    From €12.50, £13.99 Find this wine Mauzac is a most unusual old grape variety indigenous to South West France, originally Gaillac, where it is the…

    9 Sep 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Languedoc - France's treasure chest

    ‘What I did on my holidays’ is a favoured essay title for teachers trying to get back into term-time routine. Here is my variant on it: What I drank,…

    6 Sep 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    An Italian outpost in the Corbières

    Up in the Corbières hills, which lead to the Pyrenees, the natural border between Spain and France, and no more than a 20-minute drive from the Cité…

    20 Aug 2016 Nick Lander
  • Article Tasting articles

    Languedoc-Roussillon assemblage

    See also Tam's article on Monday about The Languedoc Outsiders and see this guide to our assemblages.Jancis writes This is the fourth of our regional…

    22 Jun 2016 Team JR
  • Article Tasting articles

    The Languedoc Outsiders

    See also our Languedoc-Roussillon assemblage with more than 120 more wines reviewed, many of them bargains. The inimitable Louise Hurren - pictured…

    20 Jun 2016 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Tasting articles

    Macro-negotiating the Languedoc

    In macro contrast to the Calmel and Joseph micro is Domaines Paul Mas. I spent a furious-paced evening at Côté Mas in Montagnac, tasting through a…

    12 Apr 2016 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Tasting articles

    Micro-negotiating the Languedoc

    While Tam recovers from her Mad road trip round Europe, and attacks the Bordeaux 2015 tasting notes, we are publishing reminders of how well she…

    11 Apr 2016 Tamlyn Currin
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    Heart-breakingly pure Cariñena

    In an ancient book on viticulture published in 1791 entitled Agricultura general y gobierno de la casa de campo (General agriculture and governance of…

    24 Feb 2016 Ferran Centelles
  • Article Free for all

    Navigating Carignan at Vinisud

    Vinisud, the annual southern French wine fair, begins in Montpellier today. John Bojanowski of Clos du Gravillas in the Languedoc has charted those…

    15 Feb 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    2015 in the Languedoc - a vintage report

    Graham Nutter (pictured below), owner of Laure-Minervois property St Jacques d’Albas (pictured) and provider of all the Lafons and Coches described in…

    30 Dec 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Dom Begude Pinot Noir 2014 IGP Haute Vallée de l'Aude

    From €10.99, £9.95, also available in the US  Find this wine  Bargain Pinot Noir is thin on the ground. Indeed, cheap Pinots tend to be either thin or…

    25 Sep 2015 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Languedoc - a compilation

    See our guide to all of this season's compilations.Jancis writes: How many times do we have to make the point that the Languedoc offers some of the…

    22 Sep 2015 Team JR
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    Older southern French wines

    This is the third and last of our collections of tasting notes on older vintages (see also Mature and maturing bordeaux and Mature and maturing…

    18 Aug 2015 Team JR