Languedoc – coups de coeur

Jan and Caryl Panman in their Rives Blanques vineyards, the mountain behind them

Absolute favourite Languedoc wines tasted over the course of this year are described below. See also Languedoc – wines to cool down with, Languedoc – wines to warm up with and Languedoc – off the beaten track.

We're often asked by wine producers emailing in to the website whether they can take part in our competition, and what medals do we offer. My answer is always that we don't run competitions. There is no competition at There are no medals and no trophies, no shiny stickers to put on labels to attract (dazzle?) magpie shoppers.

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