To accompany my Live from the Languedoc tasting notes, here are around 50 from Roussillon, recorded at the Vinisud fair in Montpellier. Roussillon is much more like vinous frontier country....
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 Languedoc-Roussillon is the...
This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. See my tasting notes on these wines. There aren't many people who could call themselves wine archivists but...
See The archivist of Roussillon for the background to this tasting of some of France's under-appreciated treasures. The picture is of some of the bonbonnes, large glass jars, in which some of...
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...
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...
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 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...
This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. See full tasting note s on Seppeltsfield and Roussillon wines, including six wines more than 100 years old....
In a nutshell: A tradition of rich dessert wines but reinventing its characterful dry reds and whites.
Grapes: Grenache (red), Muscat, Grenache Blanc, Maccabéo (white)...
2013 was a tricky vintage in the south of France with yields of coulure-afflicted Grenache down 50-60%. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan fared better and an Indian summer compensated for the cold...
David Woodford, London:
I just got back from picking in Paziols/Tuchan and thought you'd like to know that while the first part of the harvest was dry, the weather broke down at the start of...
I recently had the chance to compare three great dry white 2003s from a corner of France not commonly associated with such a style, the rocky hills of Roussillon in the eastern Pyrenean...
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