Wines of the Languedoc: Southern France Wed, June 18th 2014 7PM-8:30PM
Come and join us for a seminar and tasting of the very distinctive wines from the Languedoc region in southern France. The Languedoc was the first French region to be introduced to vine-growing and wine-making by the Romans. It is archetypal Mediterranean wine country, with wild landscapes and vines stretching in every direction. In the past, this rugged country was best known for its vast production of Vin de Table. However, starting in the 1980's, there has been a steady increase of quality wine production coming out of small family-owned vineyards. Some of the best value wines available in today's market are now coming out of the Languedoc, and these wines have a real regional personality. The passion and commitment of the producers plays a part, but it is more the excellent vineyards and terrior that gives rise to superb fruit for wine production. In fact some of the oldest vines in France, gnarled stumps of Carignan mainly, are found on the schists and garrigue-covered hills of this region.