Tag Archives: Wine

🍇 FĂȘte du Vin

Even if I do not drink at the moment (it will be 4 months tomorrow since I stopped) I shall go to the Place Carnot later on today. I know most of the gang depicted on this morning’s local paper.

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BYRRH

We took the opportunity of being in the area to visit the Byrrh Caves in Thuir. Byrrh is an aromatised wine apĂ©ritif made of red wine, mistelle and quinine. Created in 1866 and a trademark since 1873, it was popular as a … Continue reading

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Talking about wine

I had a pleasant lunch at the Verre d’Un earlier today But more importantly I came across this excellent wine “La Nine” The domain is really not far in the Minervois and I think it is worth while a visit … Continue reading

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Wine (II)

Went, as planned, to the lovely CorbiĂšre region and specifically to the Boutenac area. As one of the many and varied vineyards in the AOC Languedoc, the CorbiĂšre Boutenac is among the top wine ranking. The drive from home is … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivĂ©

(Copyright Janet Brice completefrance.com) The famous slogan Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivĂ© will hang in wine bars, restaurants and cafes throughout France and across the world on this day. But how did this humble red wine from Burgundy gain its … Continue reading

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FĂȘte du vin

  I am looking forward to this year’s FĂȘte du vin in Carcassonne Place Carnot on October 17th and 18th. Apart from the possibility to taste and meet local “vignerons”, there is quite a musical program to be enjoyed. More … Continue reading

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Au naturel

I have been tasting a fair amount of new wines since I live in this new region (Occitanie) in France. I switched a while ago and whenever possible to Bio Wine, however I went for a wine tasting event very … Continue reading

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Cocoa & Grapes

We had the opportunity last week to take part in a discovery tour “Cocoa & Grapes” organised and run by our friend Brent.   Brent demonstrated his vast knowledge of the area and the town of Carcassonne but also his … Continue reading

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Filling up

Went to fill up earlier today. Prices are unchanged for “regular” red wine.

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Saint Vincent

Yesterday was Saint Vincent (patron saint of wine and wine growers) days. The yearly march through town, benediction of the wine and banquet took place. Have a look here

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