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Live from the Languedoc
12 Mar 2014 by Richard Hemming
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 true when I first heard it, but it's less than three today since the southern French vineyard area has - like most European vineyard totals - steadily shrunk as part of the EU drive to drain the European wine lake. In 2012, Australia made 1.2 billion litres of wine while Languedoc-Roussillon produces between 2.5 and 3 billion annually. It's still a heck of a lot of wine, so it's little wonder that the Vinisud wine fair in Montpellier is such a sprawling affair....

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