In 2012, Millésime Bio welcomed 588 exhibitors from 13 countries and over 3,300 trade visitors, 22% of whom were from outside France. The trade show's main visitors remained professionals from the Benelux countries (which made up 16.7% of non-French visitors), Germany ( 13%), North America ( 12.5%), …
…emerging lower-alcohol category.
Trade and press by invitation only.
…Certificate Program offered by the French Wine Society with support from Sud de France. Twenty lucky students (most of whom I knew through my travels) crowded into the Maison de la Région Languedoc -Roussillon.
A very successful first day ... of course impossible to detail all of it here, yet as an exercise (thinking of the final!) I will try.
Our instructor was MW Matthew Stubbs who put the book together. As he told his story of going to the Languedoc for the first time …
…where Christine, Stephane, and Stephanie Egenolf of Sud de France gave presentations about Minevois and the Languedoc in general. Perhaps the most impressive takeaway points from the presentation was the continuing improvement of wine from the region, and its quality for price - especially in terms of competing countries.
The evening was filled with a presentation in the tasting room of the Gerard Bertrand winery, where energetic young winemaker Jean-Baptiste led a tutored tasting …
…is not only excellent but priced in our ballpark. Their de Sud is a sparkling wine from the that also fits our budget. A perfect expression of sparklers - dry, aromatic, and flavorful.
Still wines are also crafted in Limoux by the Château using Blanques , and . Whereas they produce 100% varietal wines from the first two grapes, my favorite was the La Trilogie a blend of the three …
We were among the 3200 attendees at Millésime Bio 2011 last week in Montpellier, South of France, sponsored by Sud de France and organized by our hosts the AIVB-LR ( Association Interprofessionnelle des Vins Biologiques de Languedoc-Roussillon). Now in its 18th year, this international trade fair is devoted exclusively to wines made from organically grown grapes [...]
He deserves to be thanked, as well as newspapers regularly featuring the Roussillon, for many good things take place in this beautiful region, as long as it is communicated.
I recently tasted with a journalist, just to have his opinion, a few of our wines:
Starting with our little cuvee :
Calvet Thunevin Constance 2003…
Sud de France held their annual Languedoc-Roussillon Sommelier of the Year competition on Monday amid slightly less fanfare than the inaugural event last year, but much fiercer competition. About 50 sommeliers from around London entered, representing a sparkling clutch of Michelin stars and other.
For the second year running, Sud de France will also be organising the Sud de France Sommelier Competition, where 45 entrants will compete for the title to promote knowledge and understanding of the Sud de France wine offer.
Last Monday was a bit of a whirlwind that began with the Sud de France worldwide synchronized wine tasting event in NYC. With five other bloggers at Les Maisons de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon in midtown, I participated in a live video conference with winemakers in Montpellier. In addition to this dialogue, the goal was to bring together [...]