The vast Languedoc-Roussillon wine region is home to probably hundreds of artisan winemakers who make lovely wines chock full of terroir and interest but who have very little idea of how to sell...
The Occitan word for stranger is estranhièr – a hauntingly beautiful word. And the broad swathe of Mediterranean coastline from Nîmes to the Spanish border has certainly been strongly...
There's a useful thread in the travel section of our Members' forum on places to eat and producers to visit in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Here are the restaurants and more modest places to eat...
Here at last is our long-trailed collection of tasting notes on the vast twin wine regions of Languedoc and Roussillon. Although it includes notes on almost 400 different wines, it is just a...
2012 has been described as the worst the Languedoc has seen for 22 years. Yields were low thanks to drought at one stage and mildew at another. Late, uneven ripening resulted in wines without...
Brew Wharf, the recently opened restaurant with its own micro-brewery, seemed the most appropriate place to catch up with Rupert Ponsonby, the leading light behind the emergence of beer lists...
We have spent the last 15 summers in the same wine-producing village in the Languedoc but this is the first year we have ever seen the special grape harvest signs by the side of the road. Slow...
You can imagine that my mailbox, both electronic and physical, is routinely swamped with wine lists and information on special offers from wine merchants. I pass them on to you only when I think...
Jonathan Hesford of Domaine Treloar in southern Roussillon made the point recently on our Members' forum that his 2012 growing season and harvest had been much easier than the one reported...
Alain Grignon is the name of one of the founding partners of LGI, one of the most successful suppliers of Languedoc wines to big British retailers. My fellow Master of...
It is always fascinating to get some insights into the tremendous effort and innovation that goes into the bottles of wine that are so often consumed without a second thought. At Mas Amiel in...
The 2011 grape harvest across Europe has been a varied one, with grape health threatened in many areas thanks to an inclement summer - although there has recently been a hot spell in...
I have already written several times about Les Clos Perdus, the Languedoc-Roussillon producer based in Peyriac de Mer run by English ex-farmer Hugo Stewart and Australian ex-dancer Paul Old ('the...
See my tasting notes on 70+ Grands Crus du Languedoc, and an update on the proposal from our forum .
Oh dear. Will wine and local politics ever blend into one harmonious cuvée? I...
Those in charge of upgrading the image and sales of wines from the south of France, or Sud de France as it has been rebranded, have devised a new way of presenting three layers of wine quality...
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