Forbes Article: There Is More Than One Way To Sparkle: Celebrate With Bubbles From Around The World
While Champagne remains the benchmark for sparkling wine, today high-quality bubbles are produced around the world. This year, why not try something new? Add dazzle to your celebration with unexpected bubbles.
Celebrating Biodynamic Viticulture And The Beauty Of The Languedoc With Gérard Bertrand #Winophiles
As concern grows globally about impacts of climate change, viticultural practices take center stage in many wine focused conversations. Pros and cons of sustainability, organic, and biodynamic farming are weighed heavily throughout the wine community in whispers and roars. For winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, who has been farming biodynamically for 16 years in France’s Languedoc region,…
Picpoul… Take Me Away!
The warm weather of spring begins to usher in thoughts of summer vacation. It is nice to escape from the daily hustle and bustle to a relaxed beach getaway. But alas, it is only April and dreams of sun and fun must wait a few more months. One of the many aspects I love about…
Spending January in Languedoc Drinking Wine & Eating Cassoulet
Last fall the French Winophiles explored France’s largest wine region, Languedoc-Roussillon. This region lies on the coast of the South of France along the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to a tapestry of soils, varied elevations, largely a Mediterranean climate with some Atlantic influence in the western region, and a wide array of wild scrub…
Say Yes to Languedoc Wine
According to Karen MacNeil, Languedoc is the land of yes. This could be because the name is derived from a group of languages and dialects spoken in the south of France during the Middle Ages known as “langue d’oc,” oc meaning “yes” in the Occitan language of southern France. Languedoc could also be the land…
Fall into Languedoc AOP for Great Food and Wine Pairings
I enjoy cooking. I like to cook year round but I particularly like the flavors and colors of fall cuisine. I prefer to use as many fresh ingredients as possible in my cooking but living in an urban area most of my fresh ingredients come from the local super market. However, I do have a…
Discover the Patchwork Wines of Languedoc
I dream of sitting in a café in the south of France enjoying a wonderful glass of French wine with a delicious French meal. Alas, I have not yet been to the South of France. Nestled along the Gulf of Lion in the Mediterranean Sea, Languedoc – Roussillon is magical. Wild and expansive Mediterranean landscapes,…