Languedoc wines and ap
For centuries the Languedoc Roussillon region has been famed for its ideal vine growing conditions, and today it is one of the most important wine making areas of France. Its ideal Mediterranean climate and diverse landscape, produces vast range of wines to suit every palette. Here we explore Languedoc Roussillon wines, and showcase local vineyards and wine producers! Santé!
Intelligent Wine Tasting
Vinécole is certainly one of the best wine experience of the Languedoc Roussillon. Master of wine, Matthew Stubbs, offers wine tasting courses for absolute beginners to those who already have a good knowledge of wine. Learn about wine in a stunning setting with views of Languedoc’s vineyards and the Pyrenees mountains. Find out more here.
Wine-tasting at Domaine Gayda near Limoux
Something special is happening in the countryside outside Carcassonne. Ten minutes drive from Limoux set atop a raised field of vines stands an impressive Domaine. The broad driveway cuts up through the vineyard conjuring an image of bygone grandeur. This is Domaine Gayda, the new face of wine and cuisine in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Now visitors are invited to come for a free wine-tasting to discover the wines offered by this young enterprising label. Domaine Gayda Wine Tasting
AOC Wines of the Aude
A look at the main characteristics of the AOC wines of the Aude – a department of the Languedoc Roussillon that is not very well known, and yet one that produces an enormous amount of its wine. With well over a third of its land devoted to vine growing there are a myriad different types of wine to discover.
AOC wines of the Aude
AOC Wines of the Hérault and Gard
The Hérault and Gard departments of the Languedoc-Roussillon are home to some of its most internationally known wine terroirs such as Saint-Chinian, Pic Saint Loup, Costières de Nimes and Muscat de Lunel – learn more about these wines and the many others for which this region is admired!
AOC wines in the Hérault & Gard
AOC Wines of the Roussillon
An introduction the AOC wines of the Pyrenees-Orientales (also known as the Roussillon) – the most southerly department of the Languedoc Roussillon which profits from its glorious climate to produce some of the most complex and interesting wines in the region, including fortified and sweet dessert wines.
AOC wines in the Roussillon
Discover the Delights of Languedoc Rose Wine
It’s summer, so it doesn’t matter what wine you drink as long as it’s pink! The English rediscovered rose in the long hot summer of 2003, but in the Languedoc it’s been quaffed for years. Wine lovers may scoff at rose – too simple, too drinkable, not enough taste – but when the temperatures rise, good red is hard to enjoy and even many whites don’t quite hit the spot.
Languedoc Rose Wine
The Pick of Languedoc-Roussillon Summer Wines
After a cold wet winter and an unseasonably “grey” spring, the sun that this wonderful region is famous for has finally made a grand entrance. This is the time when white and rosé wines come into their own and even more macho rugby types can be seen drinking the pink stuff. Master of wine, Matthew Stubbs reviews great wines for summerSummer Wine Review
Blanquette de Limoux Sparking Wine
A visit to the region would not be complete without a taste of this sparkling gem -a dry, creamy-textured, full-bodied wine with fruity aromas, a clean taste and a long full finish. Find out more about the legend behind the Languedoc’s answer to Champagne and where to find it.
Blanquette de Limoux
Beginner’s Guide to Aperitifs in the Languedoc
Aperitifs are more than something to eat and drink before a meal. They are an entire social custom in the Languedoc. Here is our quick beginner’s guide to the Aperitifs of the region: Pastis, Kir, Kir Royal, Muscat and Port.
Byrrh – the Famous Languedoc Roussillon Aperitif
Drive around the villages of the Languedoc Roussillon and you’re bound to see the very strange word ”Byrrh” painted onto the sides of buildings in fading lettering. FrenchEntrée went to discover the origins of the historic Byrrh apertif, one of the most iconic products of the Languedoc Roussillon!
The Famous Apertif
What to Eat with your Banyuls, Maury or Rivesaltes
A visit to the southern Languedoc department, Pyrenees Orientales (also known as Roussillon), could not be complete without tasting one of the exquisite sweet wines the department is famous for. Once you’ve tasted a Banyuls or a Maury it’s easy to get hooked, so here is a little guide to which wine works with which food!
Sweet Wines of the Roussillon