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Languedoc Outsiders Tasting in London

Just a quick update on the Languedoc Outsiders event we held in London.  It went very well.  I’m fond of this group.  We filled the Maison du Languedoc Roussillon with some very interesting people who were really engaged and enjoying the discovery of some beautiful Languedoc wines.

Here’s a video montage of a few people who finished their tasting near my table and allowed me to ambush them for the blog.  Some constructive criticism and a lot of praise!

As they mention in the video, the tasting’s success was largely due to the very good mix of winemakers and the organizational efforts of Languedoc powerhouse Louise Hurren.

I think the central unifying theme of all being weirdos worked out very well.  Sometimes, when I go to themed tastings, I feel like everybody has the same type of wine or everybody has the same type of discourse, and that gets boring.  With this group, I got along with everybody but genuinely disagreed with a lot of the winemakers on some pretty important issues.  And that’s a GOOD thing!  It means you can walk around and taste with every winemaker without being bored to tears by yet another simplistic presentation that sounds like the guy you were just talking to.

Here’s some live footage of the room. Again, not the most exciting live stream, but it gives you the chance to hear the buzz of the crowd in the beautiful Maison du Languedoc Roussillon provided by Sud de France. :)

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Mas de l’Ecriture unedited – Love That Languedoc

I posted a video montage of my visit to the Mas de l’Ecriture, but I never got around to showing you the unedited footage. It wasn’t really a convenional episode, so a lot of this footage is just camera staring off into space while I taste delicious wines.  Live with it.

In the video, you get to see a bit more of Pasca Fulla, Lea Fulla and Louise Hurren.  The Fullas make wine there and Louise gets people like me to talk about it. And all three of these talented individuals are contributing vast amounts of energy into creating more and more value in the Languedoc. There is also a child sneaking around in the background, but I’m the only person who saw him and the camera never caught him, so everybody thinks I’m crazy.

The unedited version has a lot more English in it, and it includes me failing to guess varietals repeatedly! So it’s worth following us along on a brut de cuve wine tasting at the Mas de l’Ecriture.

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Mas de l’Ecriture – Languedoc, je t’aime Episode 61

“Impose ta chance, serre ton bonheur et va vers ton risque. A te regarder, ils s’habitueront.”
–René Char

Un des premiers jours de printemps, je me suis rendu au Mas de l’Écriture. Vous vous souvenez peut-être de notre mini-rencontre à ViniSud où j’ai pu goûter plusieurs millésimes des vins du Domaine.

Cette fois-ci, guidé par Pascal Fulla et par sa fille Léa, j’ai dégusté leurs vins non-assemblés en cuves et en fûts.  Nous étions accompagnés par Louise Hurren qui organise des évènements et s’occupe du relationnel de presse de nombreux Domaines de la région .

Ceci est une version courte  que j’ai éditée:

C’est un domaine intéressant où on est entouré par les mots de René Char et par la philosophie de la propriété. Souvent je dois vraiment creuser pour découvrir les pensées du vigneron. Ce n’est pas le cas chez Pascal Fulla qui a une âme de philosophe.

C’est dommage que je ne peux pas TOUT inclure dans l’épisode inédit.
Lors de la visite des vignes, nous découvrons Patrice qui termine la taille.  La dégustation en barrique nous révèle les différents cépages qui contribuent aux assemblages du Mas de l’Écriture.

Si vous voulez voir la version longue, elle sera disponible très prochainement sur ce site.

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