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Hello winelovers

Posted by piecesdevin, Sep 25, 2013.

I am from Holland and extremely interested in wine. I read a lot about it and taste a lot ;-) Wine is a great way of connecting people and philosophy.

I always want to learn about new grapes. My favourite grapes are Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. I visit vignerons (wine growers), wine tastings and wine stores. I am always in for a chat about interesting wine.

If you're interested you can read my dutch wineblog.


Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Oct 2, 2013.

Welcome Pieces,

You're lucky in that you can drive tot he great vineyards of Europe. Have you tavelled much visiting the great wine regions?



Reply by piecesdevin, Oct 3, 2013.

Thanks, indeed I already explored some great European vineyards and wineries. Mainly in the Roussillon, because I think it's such an interesting wine region. Places I visited include Banyuls, Collioure and some vineyards in the Cotes du Roussillon Villages region.

Off course the famous wine regions are great, but I prefer the modest regions that have great wines, like Languedoc-Roussillon & Puglia. Off course new world wines cross my mind, like the States and Australia.

So there still remains a lot to taste :-)

Reply by JonDerry, Oct 3, 2013.

Welcome Devin...refreshing to see someone take interest in the Languedoc-Roussillon, any producers or wines that you can recommend? We see a lot of Gerard Bertrand here (you can hardly miss them) in stores in the US but I haven't noticed much else.

Reply by piecesdevin, Oct 3, 2013.

Thanks for your reply Jonderry. Offcourse Gerard Bertrand is a wellknown winemaker from the Languedoc region. Especially I like his wines from the Tautavel and La Clape terroirs.

Other producers especially near Perpignan that I can recommend are Chateau de Rey, Domaine de l'Arca and Domaine Benassis. But there are many others in this fragmented terroir landscape.

By the way, do you have some nice recommendations for us in Europe?

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