Posts Tagged ‘Languedoc’

The Resurgence of the Languedoc

Tweet  In our retail shop, any salesperson will be quick to point to the Languedoc section for some of the best values in the store. Having long been the source of the vast majority of France’s bulk wine, the Languedoc nonetheless produces wines of quality that are consequently undervalued. We are not ones to complain: […]

Cyriaque Rozier: Two Timin’ Terroirist

Tweet The Languedoc is an amazing mix of cultures, history, and geology. The viticultural legacy left by the Greeks and Romans still leaves its mark today, and it is not at all unusual to find vestiges of a previous era in vineyards that have been operating for thousands of years. As I mentioned in our […]

Tasting Recap 8/27/09: Languedoc, Burgundy, & the Southwest

Tweet Thursday’s staff tasting featured a wide range of regions and styles. Because of this diversity we didn’t hold to our usual north to south tasting order but instead jumped around. We started in the Languedoc with some new arrivals from Saint Martin de la Garrigue. Here’s a brief history of Saint Martin as told […]

Independence Day Wines

Tweet The time around July 4th is when French wine sales take a little hit. Domestic wineries jump on the “buy American” bandwagon and people head to their local shops that feature their favorite homegrown wines. This makes sense, right? July 4th = Zinfandel? Why on earth would you buy a bottle of French wine […]

Tasting Recap: 5/20/09, Rosés and Southern Reds

Tweet The other night we tasted through our first large shipment of 2008 rosés and some other recent arrivals. Here are the highlights… 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault and man does that Syrah show in the 2008 Languedoc Rosé from Château Lascaux ($14.95). The Lascaux Rosé consistently has a peppery spice to […]