Languedoc

Undersea bottles catch a new wave in wine

Homer wrote about “the wine-dark sea.” But a couple of winemakers in the South of France are making it a reality. Yes, in what has to be one of the coolest innovations I’ve come across in a while, the wineries of Chateau Champs des Soeurs and Abbaye Sainte Eugenie are experimenting with aging wine under…

Lovely Languedoc

 

I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do you? No, I thought not. Enjoy.

Carcassonne: A Fairy Tale City

The ancient walled city of Carcasonne had me before hello. Just driving up to the fantastically fairy-tale expanse of walls, turrets and towers was so infatuating that I was among those asking our driver to pull to the side of the road to get a quick picture. Unfortunately, it turned out the 1-1/2 lane road…

Languedoc dogs

Look out, winery dogs of Napa Valley. Yes, I know you’re cute and featured in all sorts of books and articles, but let me tell you after a week touring the French wine country of the Languedoc I’ve seen some cute little chiens that can certainly give you a run for your money. Take Bruno,…

Swept away by cassoulet

Ever get annoyed by people who go to the South of France and proceed to rave over the victuals? Well bite me, because today I tasted my first cassoulet. The place was the Auberge de L’Ecole de Saint Jean in the tiny village of St. Jean de Minervois. Our group, visiting the Languedoc wine region,…