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Snooth User: po54

A new member from south-west France

Posted by po54, Aug 26, 2009.

Hi everybody,
I'm Pascal, from Montauban, a little town 50 km north of Toulouse in the Tarn-et-Garonne departement.
Tarn and Garonne are the 2 main rivers crossing the area.
We grow a lot of fruits and vineyards.
I'm really fond of wines, especially those from my area.
I just put on a website to let people discover our domains and chateaux, wines and winemakers...
You can have a look at http://www.vins-tarn-et-garonne.fr/
Tell me what you are thinking og it...
If you plan to go to France south-west, I'll be very pleased to help you discover our best wines !

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Reply by penguinoid, Aug 26, 2009.

Hi,

Welcome to snooth :-)

Your website looks interesting, though my French isn't really good enough to make much of it. I'll need to look back at it some time when I'm not half asleep.

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Reply by po54, Aug 26, 2009.

Thank you for your warm welcome ! penguinoid ;-)
Sorry, the website is only in french language actually, I work to put on Google translation but I've some problems with dynamics navigation bar...
But it is said that wine is universal language, no ?

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Aug 26, 2009.

Welcome Pascal

I look forward to your contributions on wine, particularly those close to your heart!

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 26, 2009.

Welcome to Snooth, po54. I imagine you're in a position to offer a light of insight to us about many interesting wines from your area (one that I've always enjoyed), and I very much look forward to learning from you about them.

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Reply by gregt, Aug 26, 2009.

Me too. It's one of my favorite areas. Please post about the wines in the region. I haven't been there for a long time but it's a beautiful place!

The Garonne is a very famous river.

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Reply by Quentin4, Aug 26, 2009.

Bienvenue Pascal.

It's a pleasure to have some French people on this site ;o) Especially from beautiful regions such as Tarn et Garonne.
Je suis sur que pars ce site tu aideras beaucoup de gens a decouvrir ta region.

Encore bienvenue!

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Reply by po54, Aug 26, 2009.

Thank you all for your warm welcome.
I just discover snooth yesterday and I really love it !!!
And it's a good way to practice my english...
I'll keep you informed about my area wines asap !
I already wrote something about rosé : http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/re...
Oh, I forgot to tell you that I speak in a radio show I created last year, where we invit wine and food terroir producers. You can see pictures and listen to the show on the website http://www.questcequondeguste.com/
The show's name : Qu'est ce qu'on déguste !
I don't know how to translate it in english...
Maybe some fluent french/english "snoother" could help ?

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Reply by John Andrews, Aug 26, 2009.

@Pascal ... welcome to Snooth. With the exception of Champagne, I have to admit my knowledge of French wines is very high level. I hope that you can share your knowledge of your region with us so we can learn more!

I think the translate of the show's name is "What we tasted" ... is that close?

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Reply by penguinoid, Aug 27, 2009.

I'm planning to have another look at your site when I get a chance. I'm learning French at the moment, but am still very much a beginner. I'll probably at least be able to figure bits and pieces of it out -- and it's all good practice for me. I'll probably have a listen to your radio show later too -- again it'll be good French practice for me.

There's a lot of France which I've yet to see. I don't think I've ever made it south of Paris, I'm afraid (I've seen a bit of the north of France too). It's something to look forward to, I hope!

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Reply by po54, Aug 27, 2009.

I'll be pleased to drive any snooth member around my place and have wine degustation directly at all my friends winemakers chateaux in Tarn et Garonne !
Be welcome ! :-))

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Reply by po54, Aug 27, 2009.

I can't find a real good translation for "Qu'est ce qu'on déguste !"
Whatever, HondaJohn "What we tasted" is quite good...

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 27, 2009.

Honda - good work on the translation! Didnt realize you spoke French.

Po - welcome to the site. How far are you from Buzet?

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Reply by po54, Aug 27, 2009.

Thanks Philip !
I'm 70 kilometers from Buzet ! (and 60 klilometers from Cahors)
See that map... I'm located wher Cotes du Frontonais is writen.
I got recently a case of very tasteful Buzet, which was awarded Gold medal at the Concours des vins du Sud-ouest 2009 in Castelsarrasin : La Tuque du Geyze red 2007 made by les Vignerons du Buzet. See : http://www.vignerons-buzet.fr/pages...

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Reply by po54, Aug 27, 2009.

The map didn't get thru...
It's here : http://www.snooth.com/region/france...

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Reply by B Chelemer, Sep 6, 2009.

Bonjour Pascal,

I am a big admirer of some wines from the Sud-Ouest! Especially close to my heart are the Lagrazette of Cahors, Jurancon (Octobre et Novembre) and of course the Tirecul La Graviere. I had an importer for my Chilean wines that importing these wines into Russia. But this Crisis has forced him to stop. You have much to be proud of. Bruce

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Reply by po54, Sep 7, 2009.

Yesterday, we had a "Fête des Vendanges" (harvest festival) in a winery in Tarn-et-Garonne.
Very nice weather, sunny and not too hot, 8 000 people came to meet the wine !
Manual harvesting was really fun !
We had also wine degustation courses, cuisine and wine courses by 2 Chefs, winery visit and explanation on wine processing, a terroir meal,...
A must !


Manual harvest by a terroir old-time dressed lady !


First to be harvested : Sauvignon (very sweet due to this summer hot wheather)

More pictures on http://www.vins-tarn-et-garonne.fr/...

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Reply by dmcker, Sep 7, 2009.

Looking good! How was the meal?

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Reply by po54, Sep 7, 2009.

The meal was really nice :
- countryside soup with goose confit (known also as "garbure")
- assiette de charcuterie = duck paté, raw ham, pork paté
- cassoulet (white beans, goose confit, Toulouse saussage, pork,...)
- fresh salad + cheese
- fruits of the season (peaches, apricots, figs, pears)
- coffee
- wines (sauvignon, merlot, syrah, cabernet)
Afetr that, everybodies went for an app in the fields....

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Reply by dmcker, Sep 7, 2009.

Satiated from a delicious meal, naps in the fields. Sounds positively bucolic!

Love that cassoulet, especially with local wines...

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Reply by po54, Sep 7, 2009.

Oh, it was !
The cassoulet was, let's say, a semi-industrial cassoulet, but it was OK !
Right now, it's time to harvest those white beans needed for cassoulet.
I'll cook some next week... If you want to taste, you're welcome !


One cassoulet I cooked last year !

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