The next BIG thing in wine?


I’m beginning to think that Corbieres could be The Next BIG Thing in Wine, or the wider region around it! Maybe you don’t know what is Corbieres, is it a place, is it a grape, or even which country it comes from? So lets start at the beginning. Corbieres is in France, in the Western … Continue reading The next BIG thing in wine?

Dry December: The best EVER wine festival?


Fete de L’Escargot, (Dordogne), Fete de La Moule (Boulogne), Fete de L’Huitre (Arachon) are all annual festivals in France symbolic of their culture and gastronomy involving snails, mussels and oysters respectively. There are many others across the summer months "honouring" French cheese and ..... strangely ...... paella in the Languedoc. Then of course there are … Continue reading Dry December: The best EVER wine festival?

Paella, Languedoc Rose, and Keith Floyd!


If ever a TV chef drank more wine than what he used in his cooking, it was the late lamented Keith Floyd! His wine tasting and drinking on camera, “just a quick slurp”, was legendary, but since his passing the recognition of his contribution to TV gastronomy in the U.K. has been ... well .... … Continue reading Paella, Languedoc Rose, and Keith Floyd!

Wine Wednesday: Forget Paris; visit Occitanie for the real France!


Occitanie-The Region If there is any image that represents the old French Region of Languedoc it's the fortifications of Carcassonne, dating back to Roman times but later developed in the 13th and 14th Centuries. And now ....... it stands in the centre of the new Region of Occitanie. Never heard of Occitanie? That’s forgivable, because … Continue reading Wine Wednesday: Forget Paris; visit Occitanie for the real France!