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29 January 2014

Languedoc special: Saint Chinian wine touring

Alexandre Jougla checking
there's a spider in your wine...
I've published an 18-page Languedoc special supplement on lesser-known Saint-Chinian wine country, following an exciting trip there at the end of last year, which costs just £3 (about €4.20 or $4.50), emailed as a PDF file with a few nice pics and not viewable on this blog! This mini touring guide features winemaker interviews and profiles with plenty of hot wine recommendations focusing on these estate wineries: Canet Valette, Cambis, Jougla, Cazal Viel and Laurent Miquel, La Madura, La Femme Allongée, Boissezon Guiraud, Milhau-Lacugue, Bousquette, Navarre, la Maurerie, Pech Menel...
There's also a spotlight on this year's 'Grand Cru selection' competition winners and my favourites (e.g. La Grange Léon, La Linquière, Borie La Vitarèle, Moulinier, Cave de Roquebrun, Les Eminades, Viranel, Champart among others...). Plus a few tips on good eating and places to stay in the Saint Chinian area, such as Château les Carrasses and Le Faitout restaurant, as well as some serious 'high-altitude' turnip talk (aka navets du Pardailhan)...
Buy it for £3 (about €4.20 or $4.50): pay by card or your with own PayPal account, although you don't need one to do so (click there for more info about card payments, your privacy and general terms & conditions): click on the button to buy it!




More St Chinian on this blog:
Languedoc special supplement 2015
Languedoc: Saint-Chinian 2010 vintage report
Or peruse the Languedoc winery A to Z in the right hand column for more estates in St Chinian...

23 January 2014

Wine Education Service NI tastings and courses

... Can be viewed on WineWriting.com: Wine Education Service NI tastings and courses: "The wine-tastic WES NI  courses and tastings being poured over the next few months, at the  Ramada Encore in Belfast city centre and tutored by RMJ..." Click there.

Wine Education Service NI tastings and courses UPDATE

Updated February 26

The wine-tastic WES NI courses and tastings being poured over the next few months, at the Ramada Encore in Belfast city centre and tutored by RMJ, are outlined below. All events run on Thursdays 7 pm to 9 pm, apart from the Saturday workshop (doh!).
Essential Wine Tasting five-week course - 3 April to 1 May £125 per person. More details here: wine-education-service.co.uk/introductory
Tour de France tutored wine tasting - 27 March £25.
Australia and New Zealand tutored tasting - 8 May £25.
Wines of Italy Saturday workshop - 31 May £90 including two-course lunch. More info here: wine-education-service.co.uk/workshop
More details about the two evening events above and online booking: wine-education-service.co.uk/wine-tasting-belfastYou can also pay for these tastings by PayPal using the button below. If you're a regular user of Local Wine Events.com, you can get in touch with me from this page: www.localwineevents.com.


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