Why Languedoc-Roussillon?

Why did you choose this part of France to run vineyard tours? This is a question I am often asked by the people who come on one of the many vineyard tours I run near to Carcassonne. Why didn’t I choose Burgundy for it is true I adore those complex wines or the Alsace where my favourite Riesling comes...

Languedoc’s Signature Wine

When you think of Bordeaux you think of the fine wines of the Médoc or Saint-Émilion, those glamorous and often expensive tryst of Cabernet and Merlot. With Burgundy it’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that instantly spring to mind along with its renowned terroir often crawling with geologists trying to figure out what makes these mono cepage wines taste so...

Saturn God of Agriculture

Saturn is the god of agriculture and I think I have found at least 2 domains that are clearly in the hands of the Gods… The Languedoc is a huge place but I normally spend all my time at the Carcassonne end but this year I found time to venture further afield and in June I managed to meet a...

Summer Vineyard Touring in Languedoc

You meet some wonderful people doing this job! I think wine, food and France attracts the best in human nature and over the last 6 weeks I have been accompanied on many tours by some very special people. Together we have visited some of the finest wineries in the Languedoc region where I have arranged a special back-stage tour and...

The ‘Bikers’ Vineyard Tour

The ‘Bikers Tour’ July 2011 I have been running vineyard tours in France for 5 years and mainly work in the Languedoc-Roussillon which is my favourite region because it’s still evolving and each week I find something new and fabulous. However I have been a Francophile for over 25 years following my first visit to this incredible place and my...