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  • It never hurts to throw around a few facts about French wine at the next  cocktail party. This past week, New York-based wine show Vine Talk posted a story with a series of interesting facts about the French wine industry, an arsenal of information you can use at your next dinner party. The facts on the list ranged from France’s Roman history to... Read More

    From the article Party Favors: Wine Show Offers Fun Facts About French Wine History


  • We tried a $20 French Rose last night (Michel Chapoutier Bila-Haut) while visiting my wife's parents (our weekly Wednesday dinner where we bring the meal and they provide a salad).  Picked this one up at the local Whole Foods to accompany some Thai food (not spicy for her parents) and it was decent, although not chilled.  I was happy to find one... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • The south of France may soon be home to the region's first Chinese-run winery. This week China-based BHC International Wine Assets Management, an avid importer of French wines, made an offer to purchase Anne-Marie and Guilhem Durand's Chateau La Bastide in the country's Languedoc region.  The winery is situated in the north end of the Corbieres ... Read More

    From the article A First: Chinese Company To Buy Languedoc Winery


  • Tradition tends to reign supreme in the French wine world (just witness the old-money regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy), but the country's wine classification system got a shake up in 2009 when a Europe-wide reform was passed, standardizing the diverse nomenclature for the various quality designations within each of the wine-producing countries.... Read More

    From the article 5 Fabulous French Wines: Pays d'Oc IGP


  • That's why I said above *besides* much of Bordeaux and some of Burgundy.  ;-(Subsidies are obviously real, but their workings are sometimes arcane and I personally have heard all sorts of bitching and moaning about them in several parts of France. Yet some of the craftier vintners can be seen running around with smirks on their faces as if they ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner



  • Greetings to all from sunny Languedoc, thanks for taking the time to resond, I appreciate the welcome and the questions (although I cannot answer all of them, or necessarily provide as much detail as you might hope for, as I work full time as well as raising a family). To respond briefly to the questions: Cahors is not in Languedoc-Roussillon (i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Helping hand in Languedoc...


  • Dear All, I'm new to Snooth so I wanted to start by making a contribution to the community. I've lived in Languedoc since 2002 and work in wine as a marketing/PR consultant. When I travel in wine country I often seek  personal recommendations via the internet, so I'm always happy to help wine enthusiasts who are planning a trip to MY region, by ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Helping hand in Languedoc...


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