Category Archives: Languedoc wines

May 30th is #LanguedocDay!

Looking at the date on this post, I see it has been a long time since I last blogged. Lots of reasons for the delay: work-related, personal, and procrastinational (not a word, but it should be). I have a few … Continue reading

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Just put a lid on it!

It’s easy to imagine that the first wine was made by accident.  Bunches of grapes were put in some sort of open vessel for storage and the weight of the grapes crushed some of the ones on the bottom.  The … Continue reading

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A case where “higher-quality” wine isn’t necessarily better wine

In my last post, I promised I’d write about the AOC wines from the Languedoc, which I tasted in April as part of a group invited by the wine producers of the region.   While I enjoyed many of them, and … Continue reading

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A Refresher Course in Why I Like Wine So Much

Reading this blog, it doesn’t take long to figure out that I’m fascinated by a lot of aspects of wine.  Scientific issues for sure, and of course the interactions of food and wine.  But I also enjoy some of what … Continue reading

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Historic preservation through winemaking

I have to admit that I get to see a lot of beautiful places as a wine importer.  People don’t go on reverently about the South of France for nothing, after all.  For most of first vine’s producers in the … Continue reading

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