A WEEKEND IN THE LANGUEDOC – PART DEUX: EVERY WINE HAS A STORY

One of the fabulous things about the Languedoc is that you are never far away from wine. There are vines everywhere you turn and in every village there will be someone making their own wine (in Liausson, it’s the village mayor, as introduced to this story in Part One). There are also larger wineries and shops where you can see big production close up and, … Continue reading A WEEKEND IN THE LANGUEDOC – PART DEUX: EVERY WINE HAS A STORY

A WEEKEND IN THE LANGUEDOC – PART ONE: LIAUSSON ROUGE

It’s always very fortunate when you have friends who live in wonderful places, especially when you can go and stay with them for a few days. It is even more fortunate when said places are located between 30-50 degrees of latitude (where the grapevines grow) and home to lots of lovely, lovely wine. Chris and Ian live in Liausson, a small village in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France. Continue reading A WEEKEND IN THE LANGUEDOC – PART ONE: LIAUSSON ROUGE

SUD DE FRANCE ANNUAL TASTING

I love visiting the South of France and there are three things that never fail to make it a wonderful trip – the weather, the food and the wine. Visiting small local vineyards is always part of it; making an afternoon of it and taking a tasty, inexpensive bottle (or three) back to enjoy with a home-cooked supper and friends. The charm of this part … Continue reading SUD DE FRANCE ANNUAL TASTING