Wine from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Borie de Maurel in the Languedoc

Did you ever have this fabulous picnic lunch beside an ancient windmill? It was an experience visiting Borie de Maurel in Minervois La Liviniere with Matt Stubbs and others. Here,… More »

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… More »

A Visit to Mas de Daumas Gassac

This was one of the first estates I visited a few years back, when Samuel – the oldest son – was kind enough to give me a jeep ride around… More »

Visiting Chateau de Cazeneuve in Pic St. Loup

  “Welcome!” says Andre Leenhardt, welcoming me to his 17th century winery in Pic St. Loup. It has been a long 18 mile drive from Montpelier, an ancient city near… More »

Exploring the wines of Pays d’Oc IGP

“These are wines people my age really like and appreciate,” says Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer, an award winning sommelier and mixologist who has been the Spokesperson of Pays d’Oc IGP… More »

Visit to Pic St. Loup with Matthew Stubbs MW

Very interesting visit to Chateau de Cazeneuve, one of the top estateds in Pic St. Loup characterized by chalky limestone soils, lots of rain, and a high elevation which allows… More »

News from Mas Belles Eaux

Is it your dream to buy a winery in the Languedoc? Of course, for many it may be a money losing proposition yet I am excited about the possibility of… More »

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… More »

Gerard Bertrand Portfolio Tasting: Premium Languedoc Rousillon Producer Now in U.S. Market

Does the above picture effectively showcase the “dream” of Southern France? That blue sky, with the white puffs of clouds, is real. And from this fresh, sunny climate we also… More »

La Balette Restaurant at Relais des Trois Mas

  This was such a fabulous restaurant in Collioure, France! It is about three hours from Nimes, and a very cute town. Many artists lived and painted here. Imagine Ibiza… More »

Restaurant at Convent Royal, St. Maxim

This is a very nice option for an elegant lunch in St. Maxim, as the area is a very active market place and the usual crowded outdoor cafes abound. The… More »

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… More »

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