Category Archives: Languedoc

French Cows Reared on Wine To Improve Flavour of Beef

This week the Independent newspaper reported that French cows are being fed a tipple of wine to improve the flavour of their beef in their article: The Moo-ton Rothschild for madam? Apparently some farmers have taken up the practice in … Continue reading

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Languedoc Plans Wine Centre to Rival Bordeaux

Bordeaux has been having a bit of a building boom with new cellars and winery buildings being designed by celebrity architects. The boom is being driven by the popularity of wine tourism – 12 million visitors in 2010 – and … Continue reading

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Italian Grape to Be Planted in France

Last week I read that the Italian Sangiovese grape is to be cultivated in Herault in the Languedoc due to its drought resistant qualities and high yields. Decanter reported that Italy’s Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo – the world’s largest cooperative nursery … Continue reading

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Languedoc-Roussillon Wines

With 5 wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon gracing our virtual shelves on the website I thought it was about time I wrote a little more about them! The Montagnac wines are made by the co-operative Les Vignobles Montaganc and are Vin … Continue reading

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Languedoc-Roussillon Wines

With 5 wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon gracing our virtual shelves on the website I thought it was about time I wrote a little more about them! The Montagnac wines are made by the co-operative Les Vignobles Montaganc and are Vin … Continue reading

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Discovering Montagnac Sauvignon Blanc

Montagnac Sauvignon (£4.75) is a terrific easy drinking wine made from a single grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a good wine to introduce people to French wine with and is great for first time wine drinkers. My daughter, Katie, was … Continue reading

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The Earliest Vineyard in France Discovered

Wine fascinates me and I am intrigued by the thought of the countless numbers of people who went before me throughout history discovering wine making techniques and trading the wines down the centuries. I have blogged about the Languedoc and … Continue reading

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Discovering Un-Oaked Montagnac Chardonnay

Chardonnay, the grape responsible for some of the world’s greatest white wines, has become so fashionable and familiar to consumers it is now an international brand. In bars and restaurants all over the world you hear people asking for “a … Continue reading

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