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Who is Ryan O’Connell

Ryan O’Connell, host of Love That Languedoc, is a winemaker in the south of France.

Ryan is a self-professed ascended fanboy who has been making wine since he was nineteen.  He has won the recognition of the Guide Hachette, Revue du Vin de France, Bettane et Desseauve, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wall Street Journal: Europe, and JancisRobinson.com.

In 2009, Ryan founded Love That Languedoc, a website devoted to talking about the region he lives in and the  producers who influence his work.  He has interviewed legendary winemakers like Aime Guibert of Mas de Daumas Gassac and Claude Gros who has made many of the region’s most prestigious cult wines like La Negly, La Peira, and more. Whether he’s pigging out at a Michelin-starred restaurant or attending an exclusive trade show, Ryan’s goal is to capture the spirit of the region and serve it up to his friends online.

In 2010, Ryan started a campaign to train other winemakers and agricultural producers to use web tools that work for his winery. A champion of rural web technology, Ryan believes that agriculture and other rural businesses need to have their own personalized approach to web marketing.

Ryan is proud to live in the Languedoc and to have the support of so many great individuals and institutions in this part of the world.

If you want to get in touch with Ryan, it’s as easy as sending him an email or reaching out on sites like Twitter and Facebook.  He’s happy to hear from you.

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Domaine Saint-Martin feat. My Parents – Episode 6 Love that Languedoc

My parents and I sit in front of the fireplace a la Masterpiece Theater to taste a couple of red wines from Vin de Pays de la Cité de Carcassonne. I actually have very little information about the wines and I’ll update this post later with the details. For the time being, watch the video! We also talk a bit about our upcoming Flickr Fest. And there’s a guest appearance from our doggy at the end. And we don’t eat anything that tastes like a goat.

Oh and I almost forgot. We talk about International blog law. Between the FTC’s new rules about blogger disclosure and France’s loi evin concerning government warnings about the health risks of alcohol consumption, we get to complain a bit about the man.

The wines:
Domaine Saint-Martin 2008, Domaine Saint-Martin, Vin de Pays de la Cité de Carcassonne
Merci! 2008, Domaine Saint-Martin, Vin de Pays de la Cité de Carcassonne

See also:
Marselan is a grape varietal hybrid, a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. The Merci! is 100% of that crazy hybrid.

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