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Exploring La Peira en Damaisela in the Languedoc

  “You must be so lonely!” I say to Jeremie Depierre, the young vigneron of La Peira en Damaisela, technically located in the very hot and fashionable Terrasses du Larzac AOC. This vineyard, with a “barn” of a winery, is located between Grange des Peres and Daumas Gassac — in fact, we visited this place […]


First Languedoc-Roussillon Study & Certificate Program

  Today was the first day of the Languedoc Roussillon Study & Certificate Program offered by the French Wine Society with support from Sud de France. Twenty lucky students (most of whom I knew through my travels) crowded into the Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon. A very successful first day … of course impossible to […]


Visiting Regions of the Languedoc

In October we visited the Languedoc — our “base” was Agde, a town with 2,600 years worth of history where the River Hérault and the Canal du Midi meet the Mediterranean. From the 5th century BC, the Phocaeans developed this town into a trading station between Marseille and Spain, which expanded in the fullness of […]


Minevois comes to Le Bernardin

    One of the hallmarks of a good sommelier is the ability to match customers with the right wine, as well as match wine to the correct dish. Only a floor sommelier can tell you which is easier, yet one of the things I like best about Aldo Sohm, head sommelier at Le Bernardin […]

Hostellerie de L’Abbye de la Celle

Hostellerie de L’Abbye de la Celle This is a fabulous restaurant, especially when the weather is great and one can sit outdoors. Arrived just when it opened and thought the menu quite good and creative. I will find the pictures and load them, here is a link to the web site. Like most top restaurants […]


Sud de France Synchronized Wine Tasting

Social media is all the rage today, even in the Languedoc where the Sud de France launched a worldwide synchronized wine tasting that took place today June 21 2010 in NYC, Montpellier, and other countries around the world. It was fun to speak with the winemakers via the television screen as we tasted the wine, […]


Sud de France: NYC festivities this summer

  … Now I am sure you’ll agree that there is something slightly decadent about savoring wine aboard the open top of a double deckered bus (painted like big yellow taxi with red baloons) at the start of a warm Manhattan summer. Yet well over a dozen journalists did just that on May 4th to […]


2010 Languedoc Ambassadors Wine Tour

Tia Butts of Benson Marketing If you’ve been reading this online magazien for a while, you know wine from the Languedoc is my favorite. Last summer, I spent three weeks visiting producers all over the region. So today, I had to stop and try some wines. Sadly, the same volcano that cancelled my flight to […]


A Languedoc Evening – in New York

… so many of you know that I spent a few fantastic weeks in the Languedoc this summer, guest of a gorgeous Chateau with access to some of the best restaurants in the world. Of course, the thing about the…


Interview with Franck-Lin Dalle of Chateau Du Campuget in Costieres de Nimes

Okay, so you read the book A Year in Provence and are very excited to become a winemaker in the south of France. Yes, by all appearances it is a glamorous life. Gorgeous sunny weather, long leisurely lunches by the…


Tasting Chateau du Campuget

“After my visit to Miami, I think I am going to start producing wines in a Magnum,” jokes handsome French wine representative, Francois Pages of Chateau du Campuget. “Everywhere I went, people seemed so oversized and built-up, like superheroes!” Yes,…

Enjoying Languedoc Wines

“We’re looking for value,” the well-dressed couple at the elegant Le Cirque restaurant in Manhattan tells the sommelier. “A really delicious, quality wine at a great price. What do you recommend?” In today’s new economic world, thousands of Americans are…