The Region

The saint of Cake

By Judith Stafford The month of May gave us the Feast of St Honoré, the patron saint of pastry chefs and baking. This very concept proves (see what I did there) to all Languedoc Livers that France is where their bread is buttered. Who can’t love a country that has a Saint of Cake. Some years ago, further north, I plucked up the courage to enter a tiny village boulangerie. I was a relative newcomer to la vie francaise and usually shopped at the large, safe, anonymous…

LanguedocLiving, May 26

Wine

Domaine les Caizergues, Rosé, les Magnarelles

Domaine les Caizergues, Rosé, les Magnarelles, AOP Languedoc – 10.50€  Bob and Pat Middleton took over an extensive property, including 30 hectares of vines, up in the hills near Ganges on 30th August last year, just in time for the harvest. This is one of the cooler parts of the Languedoc, at the very northern tip of the Terrasses du Larzac. Their first rosé, made with help from a winemaker from Provence, is a great start. It is a blend of Carignan…

Rosemary George MW, May 26

Arts

Quiz answers and classic book covers

We promised to announce the quiz winner and the answers this week, but we got quite…

LanguedocLiving, May 26

Arts

Laure Prouvost Will Represent France in…

The French ministry of culture has announced that the Turner Prize-winning artist…

Artnet, May 26

Wine

Three bottles of 1774 vintage wine go on…

Tucked away in a vaulted cellar of eastern France for eight generations, they may…

The Local, May 26

La France

A special relation: France’s love for…

Decorated with a Legion of Honour, showered with French awards, American writer…

France 24, May 26

Great Days Out

Discovering beavers in the Gorges du Gardon,…

The beavers at the Gorges du Gardon have been there for a long time, thanks in particular…

France 3/Scoop, May 19

Arts

Street artist adds Bitcoin QR code to his…

Have a smartphone and a bitcoin wallet? You can donate to this street artist directly.…

Artnet, May 19

Wine

Mas de Novi, 2014 Prestige, Grés de Montpellier

Mas du Novi, 2014 Prestige, Grés de Montpellier - 13.00€ Mas du Novi…

Rosemary George MW, May 19

Arts

Winner of the book draw

This week we can announce the lucky winner of the book by Peter Pugh, Cambridge…

LanguedocLiving, May 19

Wine

140 Asian investors in vineyards and counting

Over the past decade Chinese investors have taken over dozens of chateaux in…

The Local, May 19

Health

Go fund me for Olympia

By Joanna Cooper On July 28,2017 my friend Anna’ s life changed drastically.…

LanguedocLiving, May 19

The Region

Artist's makeover of Carcassonne

The medieval fortress of Carcassonne has been covered in yellow circles in the name…

The Local, May 12

Great Days Out

Shaken, not stirred

By MidiHideaways A classic martini cocktail has only two ingredients –…

LanguedocLiving, May 12

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