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Cuvée Solidarité Languedoc

Pic St. Loup suffered a devastating hail storm in the middle of August last year. I didn’t see the actual damage, but photographs looked as the vines were covered in snow. It fact they were large hail stones. We are talking golf balls, rather than…

Rosemary George MW, Mar 25

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Domaine du Causse d'Arboras, L'Autochtone

Domaine du Causse d'Arboras, L'Autochtone, St Guilhem le Desert IGP 15.00€ There's a bit of a fashion for Vin Nature or natural wines these days. The problem is, there are no precise regulations about what constitutes vin nature and an element of…

Rosemary George MW, Mar 18

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Domaine Gregory White 2015 Jamais Pas Soif

Domaine Gregory White 2015 Jamais Pas Soif , Vin de France – 9.00€ A…

Rosemary George MW, Feb 24

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“Considerable” damage to farmers after…

In the Aude, houses were generally protected from the worst of the floods,…

France 3/Scoop, Feb 18

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2014 Clos de l’Amandaie, Grès de Montpellier

2014 Clos de l’Amandaie, Grès de Montpellier – 11.00€ Clos…

Rosemary George MW, Feb 4

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2014 Domaine Borie la Vitarèle, St Chinian,…

2014 Domaine Borie la Vitarèle, St Chinian, Schistes – 15.50€ …

Rosemary George MW, Jan 27

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A new ruling on wine warning is raising…

Ever since the ruling in 2007, wine producers have been obliged to print a warning…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 27

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January vendange - a first in Alsace

The image of grape harvesting is usually T-shirts under the autumn sun but Alsace…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 21

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Domaine de Roquemale, 2015 Les Terrasses

Domaine de Roquemale, 2015 Les Terrasses, AC Languedoc – 8.00€ Valerie…

Rosemary George MW, Jan 14

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Domaine Sarrat de Goundy, la Clape blanc-Le…

Domaine Sarrat de Goundy, la Clape blanc, Le Marin – 6.90€ Although the…

Rosemary George MW, Dec 31

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Jean-Claude Mas - the guardian of genuine…

The chateau at the heart of the Mas brand sits peacefully in the beautiful rolling…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 24

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Mas Peyrolle, Pic St. Loup, Esprit 2014

Mas Peyrolle, Pic St. Loup, Esprit 2014 – 10.50€ I love meeting wine…

Rosemary George MW, Dec 17

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Domaine Font des Ormes, 2013 Languedoc

Domaine Font des Ormes 2013 Languedoc - 14.00€  La Font des Ormes is off…

Rosemary George MW, Dec 3

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Domaine Ollier-Taillefer, Fos

This is one of the long-standing estates of Faugères. Marcel Taillefer worked…

Rosemary George MW, Nov 11

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Domaine du Joncas, 2015 Montpeyroux, Joia

Domaine du Joncas, 2015 Montpeyroux, Joia – 12.50€  Domaine Joncas…

Rosemary George MW, Nov 5

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Domaine Guilhem Barré, 2014 La Dentelle

Cabardès, Domaine Guilhem Barré, 2014 La Dentelle - €11.00 Cabardès…

Rosemary George MW, Oct 29

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Winemaking terms

Some French winemaking terms are so much more precise and less clumsy than the equivalent…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 14

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Chateau St. Martin de la Garrigue, 2015…

Chateau St. Martin de la Garrigue, 2015 Picpoul de Pinet - €9.10 This Picpoul…

Rosemary George MW, Oct 1

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Harvesting grapes the old fashioned way

The vendanges are in full swing in the region. This is only too evident when you’re…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 24

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Domaine la Cendrillon, 2015 Nuance

Domaine la Cendrillon, 2015 Nuance, Vin de France- 12.00€ Cinderella sounds…

Rosemary George MW, Sep 17

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Win a copy of Rosemary George’s new book!

Last week we published details of Rosemary George’s new book The Wines…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 9

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Blessed are the wine makers

This week, as many of the vendanges (grape harvest) start, we are dedicating the Sunday…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 3

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The wines of Faugères

This week Rosemary George’s new book, The Wines of Faugères, was published…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 3

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Wine makers in the Aude have sleepless nights

Wine makes in the Aude are worried. Because of the drought, there are very…

MidiLibre/Scoop, Sep 3

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Vines and sand, an unusual marriage

At Espiguette in the Gard, a few hundred metres from the sea, there are 500 hectares…

France 3/Scoop, Sep 3

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Domaine Barroubio, 2014 Minervois

Domaine Barroubio, 2014 Minervois – 6.00€ Domaine Barroubio is in a small…

Rosemary George MW, Sep 3

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Vineyards revive horse-drawn ploughs

The sight of a large, lumbering horse pulling a plough through a vineyard may seem…

The Local, Sep 3

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2015 Allegro, Domaine Ollier-Taillefer

2015 Faugères blanc, Allegro, Domaine Ollier-Taillefer €10.50 Allegro…

Rosemary George MW, Aug 13

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2015 L'Etranger, Domaine des Trinités

2015 L'Etranger, Vin de France, Domaine des Trinités - €11.50 Red wine…

Rosemary George MW, Aug 6

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Domaine de l'Epidaure, Carignan blanc

Domaine de l'Epidaure, Carignan blanc, Pays de l’Hérault - €7.00…

Rosemary George MW, Jul 29

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Mas Nicolas rosé

Mas Nicolas rosé en magnum - €15.00 I don't know about you but I do…

Rosemary George MW, Jul 22

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More common wine blunders

Further to our article on common wine blunders you should really avoid, we…

LanguedocLiving, Jul 22

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Common wine blunders you should really avoid

Alongside bread and cheese, wine forms the holy trinity of French cuisine. Here's…

The Local, Jul 9

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Château Rouquette sur Mer, la Clape

Château Rouquette sur Mer, la Clape, 2015 Cuvée Classique Arpège…

Rosemary George MW, Jun 25

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Villa Dondona, 2012, AC Languedoc Esperel

Villa Dondona, 2012, AC Languedoc Esperel – 9.50€ I’ve said it…

Rosemary George MW, Jun 18

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Saint Chinian wines

After Peter Gorley’s write-up of Saint Chinian wines, we decided to try…

LanguedocLiving, Jun 11

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Saint-Chinian wines – the best and the…

A tour of Saint-Chinian, and a selection of its “vin virtuoses” …

LanguedocLiving, May 21

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Domaine Monplézy, 2015 Le Canon Huppé

Domaine Monplézy, 2015 Le Canon Huppé Rouge, Côtes de Thongue…

Rosemary George MW, May 21

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Domaine de Cadablès, 2013 Champs de Pierre

Domaine de Cadablès, 2013 Champs de Pierre, Pays de l’Hérault…

Rosemary George MW, May 14

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Domaine Verena Wyss

Domaine Verena Wyss 2014 le Wyss Vin – 10€ The name of this wine is a…

Rosemary George MW, Apr 23

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Domaine de Bourdic 2015 Cinsaut

Domaine de Bourdic 2015 Cinsaut, Cotes de thongue, - 5.90€  Hans Hűrlimann…

Rosemary George MW, Apr 9

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Domaine Gayda, Cabernet Franc

Domaine Gayda, 2013 Figure Libre, Pays d’Oc, Cabernet Franc – 14.00€ …

Rosemary George MW, Mar 17

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Cuvée la Pompadour, Corbières

Cave d’Embrès et Castelmaure, 2013 Cuvée la Pompadour, Corbières.…

Rosemary George MW, Mar 11

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Domaine Picaro’s, Plurielles

2014 Domaine Picaro’s, Plurielles, Pays d’Oc - 11.00€   This…

Rosemary George MW, Feb 26

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La Chapelle de Bébian Rouge, Pézenas

2012 La Chapelle de Bébian Rouge, Pézenas. – 12.40€ The…

Rosemary George MW, Feb 5

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Domaine Marquises des Mûres

Domaine Marquises des Mûres 2013 Lou Carignan, Vin de France – 7.10€…

Rosemary George MW, Jan 16

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Domaine Thierry Navarre, 2014 Ribeyrenc…

Domaine Thierry Navarre, 2014 Ribeyrenc Rouge, Vin de France – 10.00€…

Rosemary George MW, Jan 8

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Domaine la Grange, 2013 Prat Bibal

Domaine la Grange, 2013 Prat Bibal, Languedoc – 8.90€ Domaine la Grange…

Rosemary George MW, Nov 14

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Château de Jonquières, 2014 Lansade Blanc

Château de Jonquières, 2014 Lansade Blanc, Pays de l’Hérault…

Rosemary George MW, Nov 6

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2013 Domaine de l’Horte, Cuvée H

2013 Domaine de l’Horte, Cuvée H, Languedoc – 11.00€ Domaine…

Rosemary George MW, Oct 21

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Mas d’Albo - Le Pérarol

Mas d’Albo 2012 St. Chinian, Le Pérarol – 7.50€ In early…

Rosemary George MW, Oct 16

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Vendange in the mountains

Nestled in the hills above St Gervais sur Mare, l'Hérault, sits the pretty…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 25

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Plan de l’Homme

Plan de l’Homme 2012 Carignan. Khi, Vin de France - 13.00€ Rémi…

Rosemary George MW, Sep 10

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2014 La Grange des Bouys

2014 La Grange des Bouys Carignan Vieilles Vignes, Pays de l’Hérault…

Rosemary George MW, Sep 5

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Le Wine Shop

Le Wine Shop— An Outlet in Pézenas for Local Domain Wines that also…

LanguedocLiving, Aug 21

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Mas Sibert 2014 rosé, Vin de France

Mas Sibert 2014 rosé, Vin de France – 7.00€ This is a splendidly…

Rosemary George MW, Aug 14

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Domaine de Poujol 2014 Rosé, Pays de l’Hérault

Domaine de Poujol 2014 Rosé, Pays de l’Hérault. – 7.00€…

Rosemary George MW, Aug 8

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2014 La Croix de Bébian Rouge

2014 La Croix de Bébian Rouge – 8.40€ The Prieuré de St.…

Rosemary George MW, Jul 17

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Les Coteaux de Capimont, Sauvignon 2103,…

Les Coteaux de Capimont, Sauvignon 2103, Haute Vallée de l’Orb. €2.75…

Rosemary George MW, Jul 2

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Domaine de Bourdic, Gris de Gris 2014

Domaine de Bourdic, Gris de Gris 2014 – 7.50€ Rosé comes in a…

Rosemary George MW, Jun 12

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Domaine la Madura 2012 St. Chinian Classique

Domaine la Madura 2012 St. Chinian Classique – 11.00€ There is a group…

Rosemary George MW, Jun 6

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Breaking the mould – women in the wine…

 “Winemaking is not a business suitable for women”, said her father.…

LanguedocLiving, May 22

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Mas Lou, Faugères 2014, Angaco

Mas Lou, Faugères 2014, Angaco – 8.00€ There were four new young…

Rosemary George MW, May 16

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Domaine de la Rencontre, Esprits Libres

Domaine de la Rencontre is a relatively new estate in the appellation of Muscat…

Rosemary George MW, May 8

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Château Rieutort

Whether you’re looking for an interesting wine tasting experience, or you’re…

LanguedocLiving, May 1

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170 year-old champagne from a shipwreck

170-Year-Old Champagne Recovered (and Tasted) From a Baltic Shipwreck The uncorked…

LanguedocLiving, May 1

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"Chatouillez les papilles!" - Domaine L'Angel

Michel Kleinrichert from the Domaine L’Angel in Armissan used to be a nuclear…

LanguedocLiving, Apr 24

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Domaine de l’Argenteille

Domaine de l’Argenteille, 2013 Terrasses du Larzac, Garric – 12.50€…

Rosemary George MW, Apr 11

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Domaine du Joncas - Joia

Domaine du Joncas, 2013 Montpeyroux Joia – 12.50€ Wine making is a complete…

Rosemary George MW, Apr 1

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Domaine de la Clapière

On a recent mini wine tour of the region, we stumbled upon the Domaine de la Clapière,…

LanguedocLiving, Mar 20

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Château La Liquière, Nos Racines

Château La Liquière, Nos Racines, Pays de l’Hérault –…

Rosemary George MW, Mar 13

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Château Belot, 2012 St. Chinian, les Mouleyres

Château Belot, 2012 St. Chinian, les Mouleyres - 8.00€ I actually came…

Rosemary George MW, Mar 6

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2012 Clos du Prieur, Terrasses du Larzac

2012 Clos du Prieur, Terrasses du Larzac – 15.95€ Clos du Prieur is a…

Rosemary George MW, Feb 20

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Domaine Frédéric Brouca, Les Champs Pentus

2013 Faugères, Domaine Frédéric Brouca, Les Champs Pentus,…

Rosemary George MW, Feb 13

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Domaine Verena Wyss

Domaine Verena Wyss, N.V. Vin de Fête, méthode traditionnelle –…

Rosemary George MW, Jan 24

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2012 Villa Symposia Blanc

2012 Villa Symposia Blanc, Vin de France - 13.00€ It is not just foreigners…

Rosemary George MW, Jan 9

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Domaine la Croix Belle, 2012 Soulenque

Domaine la Croix Belle, 2012 Soulenque, Côtes de Thongue – 15€…

Rosemary George MW, Dec 20

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First Chinese Investment in Languedoc Wine…

A Corbières estate is likely to be the first Languedoc wine property to be…

Channel News Asia, Dec 13

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Domaine de la Triballe, 2013 Toutes Aures…

Domaine de la Triballe, 2013 Toutes Aures Rouge, Coteaux du Languedoc 7.00€…

Rosemary George MW, Dec 6

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Domaine de Fabrègues

Domaine de Fabrègues, 2012 L’Orée Rouge Pays d’Oc –…

Rosemary George MW, Nov 12

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Mas Clavel

Mas Clavel, 2013 Cascaille, Coteaux de Languedoc - 13.50€ White wine from the…

Rosemary George MW, Nov 8

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Domaine St. Preignan

2013 Carignan Vieilles Vignes – 2.70€ Friends asked me come along and…

Rosemary George MW, Oct 31

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Crémant de Bourgogne – how is it made?

Four friends, one Land Rover, and a sweet little reinforced sheep trailer headed…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 25

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The cheese course – Burgundy style

Pierre Taupenot is a wine grower and producer from St Romain, Burgundy, like his…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 25

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How much do French drinkers know about wine?

To the French, wine is more than just a drink. They make it, they quaff large quantities…

The Guardian, Oct 3

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Domaine Condamine l’Evêque

Domaine Condamine l’Evêque, 2013 Syrah – Mourvèdre, Côtes…

Rosemary George MW, Oct 3

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Bergerie du Capucin

2012 Pic St. Loup, Bergerie du Capucin, Dame Jeanne - €11.50 This Pic St. Loup…

Rosemary George MW, Sep 12

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2012 Pic St Loup, Mas Bruguière, l’Arbouse

2012 Pic St Loup, Mas Bruguière, l’Arbouse - 12.00€ Xavier…

Rosemary George MW, Sep 6

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Roadtrip thoughts - Chateau La Coste

Following our article about our roadtrip to Provence, here’s what we…

LanguedocLiving, Aug 30

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Seigneurie de Peyrat rosé

Another coups de coeur from our wine expert, Rosemary George. 2013 Seigneurie de…

Rosemary George MW, Aug 20

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Fancy pad, good wine, a bit clinical?

As part of our quest for finding Provence wines on our road trip last week, our…

LanguedocLiving, Aug 15

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A road trip to Provence

We love the Languedoc; in fact we wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else. From…

LanguedocLiving, Aug 9

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Château l’Euzière, Grains de Lune

Château l’Euzière, Grains de Lune, Languedoc blanc – 8.40€…

Rosemary George MW, Aug 4

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2013 Château les Deux Rocs

Rosemary George is back, with a review of  2013 Château les Deux…

Rosemary George MW, Jul 31

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2011 Le Coteau, Domaine Henry

2011 Le Coteau, Coteaux du Languedoc, Domaine Henry – 6.50€ François…

Rosemary George MW, Jun 25

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2013 Domaine des Trinités - l’Etranger

2013 l’Etranger, Vin de France – 11.25€ Simon Coulshaw at Domaine…

Rosemary George MW, Jun 9

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2013 Mas Olivier Rosé Bio

2013 Mas Olivier Rosé Bio – 4.75€ I don’t often enthuse…

Rosemary George MW, Jun 3

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Domaine la Prose, 2013 St. Georges d’Orques

These days the small wine area of St. Georges d’Orques is in danger of being…

Rosemary George MW, May 6

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Domaine Raymond Roque Faugères Tradition…

Cabrerolles is one of the prettiest of the Faugères villages, and Marc Roque’s…

Rosemary George MW, May 6

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Is everything we know about wine wrong?

Every year, judges give out medals to the world’s best wines. But an undercover…

Daily Telegraph, May 4

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Domaine Alain Chabanon, 2012 Campredon

This is one of my favourite wines from Montpeyroux, with Alain Chabanon one of the…

Rosemary George MW, Mar 21

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Château des Hospitaliers 2010 Réserve…

Château des Hospitaliers 2010 Réserve blanc – 7.90€ This…

Rosemary George MW, Mar 26


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