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    Roussillon - a compilation

    This collection of 34 tasting notes from Roussillon owes its existence as a separate entity to the fact that we have amassed so many tasting notes on…

    18 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
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    Rest of France assortment

    See Sorting through the assortments for a guide to the many collections of tasting notes already published and details of the two more we will…

    5 Dec 2014 Team JR
  • Article Free for all

    The sun shines on Roussillon in 2014

    Jonathan Hesford of DomaineTreloar and long-time Purple Pager reports on the harvest in Roussillon this year, because he felt that the rather grim…

    29 Oct 2014 Guest contributor
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    Arise, lowly Vin de France

    A shorter version of this article is also published in the Financial Times. Tasting notes on these wines may be found in our 100,000-strong…

    6 Sep 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Languedoc assortment 2014

    We arrived in the Languedoc in July just a few days after the  terrible hailstorms had cut a massive swathe of bruised, shattered, brown vines…

    3 Sep 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Chapoutier's vineyard holdings, today

    Every year we publish tasting notes on the latest primeur releases of the single-vineyard (Sélections Parcellaires) wines of the energetic Michel…

    9 Jul 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Independent bargains from the Languedoc

    In the UK there is a real wind of change blowing through the wine retail scene. Small independent merchants are becoming more and more important while…

    18 Jun 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Underrated gems from Roussillon

    To accompany my Live from the Languedoc tasting notes, here are around 50 from Roussillon, recorded at the Vinisud fair in Montpellier.Roussillon is…

    18 Mar 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Live from the Languedoc

    One of my favourite wine statistics used to be that the Languedoc-Roussillon makes three times more wine than all of Australia. That may have been…

    12 Mar 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Rivesaltes - 1945 at £540 a dozen...

    You may remember Philippe Gayral from my article nearly a year ago, The archivist of Roussillon. He's the guy who for the last 15 years has been on a…

    11 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Travel tips

    From cave co-op to Guide Michelin?

    Written by Richard Neville.24 Feb 2014 - This establishment did get a Michelin star!  And a special mention for its exceptional wine list. After la…

    27 Nov 2013 Guest contributor
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    Languedoc-Roussillon & Provence - autumn collection

    See this guide to our autumn collections for how to get the most from our regional assortments of recent wine reviews. We still maintain that the…

    15 Nov 2013 Team JR
  • Article Wines of the week

    Domaine of the Bee 2011 IGP Côtes Catalanes

    £24, $49.99 Order this wine (it can be delivered to the UK, US and France) I've been fascinated by the Agly valley in Roussillon for…

    18 Oct 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Current gems from the Languedoc

    We are very aware that many of France's best-value wines are made in the deep south of the country. Purple Pagers are too, as witness this recent…

    3 Jul 2013 Team JR