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Update to Languedoc Roussillon wine blogs and twitter accounts

It’s been several months since I’ve updated the twitter and blogger lists for Languedoc Roussillon wine producers.  So I sat down and did it this morning!

Lots of winemakers have been added to the list of Tweeting winemakers:

A few winemaker blogs worth adding too:

  • Pour le Vin, Cotes Catalanes – Michel Smith doesn’t blog much about his wines, but he is a winemaker now so there you have it.
  • Domaine de Cadables, Gabian – Met Bernard Isarn at the Matinale du CIVL / BUCE event in Narbonne.
  • Sieur d’Arques, Limoux – A bit embarassed that I hadn’t seen this one sooner.  But there it is now!  :)

Then a few blogs that fall into some grey areas:

  • The Outsiders – strictly speaking, this is a blog for a group of winemakers.  But the winemakers don’t handle the blogging ourselves.  But a lot of the text is written by us.
  • Idées Liquides et Solides – I don’t think Vincent Pousson is a winemaker, strictly speaking (although I might be wrong!)  I know he designs the labels and aesthetics for Castelmaure and is very heavily implicated in their communication strategy.  Anyway, he blogs under his own name, but I can’t help thinking of it as an extension of the Castelmaure cooperative (even though it’s explicitly not that).
  • 20 de Corbieres – This is a website hosted by the AOC Corbieres / CIVL (an interprofessional group) and it hosts a blog that any winemaker in the Corbieres can post on.  This is a brilliant idea.  The Corbieres is massive and having a joint winemaker blog accessible to all its producers can generate a huge amount of quality first-person content with just a little bit of effort from each winemaker.  Awesome initiative.  The posts are still often CIVL-ish or AOC-ish because some of them are posted by the syndicat Corbieres, so it’s not totally a winemaker blog.  But it’s getting very very close.  Or maybe even it’s better than a winemaker blog?

 

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Languedoc Roussillon winemaker blogs and twitter accounts updated

I just updated the list of Languedoc Roussillon winemaker blogs and winemaker twitter accounts.

This post simply summarizes the updates. For the complete lists, click on one of the following:

Looks like lots more are popping up and retention/activity on the old sites is staying strong!  It really does make a boy proud. :)

Updates:

Twitter accounts added:

Blogs added:

Facebook pages added:

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Harvest Time in the South of France 2010

It’s harvest time in most parts of the Languedoc and Roussillon.  Thank you for being so understanding of my on-and-off blogging throughout the harvest and vinification season.  I won’t have enough time to do much traveling or video.  What I can do is show you all the great work on other winemaker blogs in the region!

I’ve decided to round up all the best 2010 harvest blogging from the Languedoc Roussillon.  And there’s a lot to choose from, as you will see!  This is a region full of winemakers who are proud of their work and know how to communicate online even at the busiest time of year.

Click on any photo to be linked directly to the source at the winemaker’s website or social media profile.

Les Caves de Trinques Fougasses have started visiting vineyards like Mas de Mortiès to talk shop about topics like harvest technique:

and more technical stuff like how this year’s concentrated small berry harvest will translate in terms of volume of finished wine.  Smaller fruit means a totally different liquid volume to solid volume ratio and you end up with much less wine per tank.  Also, there are crazy pockets of much more concentrated fruit that have started to dry out and they will be very sweet without much juice at all.

Some fun videos showing process at Mas de l’Ecriture with some very funny music choices:

And one video I took at Virgile Joly’s vineyard when I stayed at his new Vinolodge project which Ill tell you all about later!
Les vendanges sont en cour dans toutes parties du Languedoc Roussillon.  Je vous remerci pour votre patience avec mon absence durant cet periode tres occupée des vendanges.

J’ai pas beaucoup de temps pour faire des voyages ou des videos.  Par contre, je suis ravi de rassembler le travail d’autres vignerons de la région.

Voila le meilleur des Vendanges 2010 sur Internet.

Cliquez sur n’importe quel photo pour retrouver la source sur le site web du vigneron ou son profile reseaux sociaux.

Les Caves de Trinques Fougasses have started visiting vineyards like Mas de Mortiès to talk shop about topics like harvest technique:

and more technical stuff like how this year’s concentrated small berry harvest will translate in terms of volume of finished wine.  Smaller fruit means a totally different liquid volume to solid volume ratio and you end up with much less wine per tank.  Also, there are crazy pockets of much more concentrated fruit that have started to dry out and they will be very sweet without much juice at all.

Some fun videos showing process at Mas de l’Ecriture with some very funny music choices:

And one video I took at Virgile Joly’s vineyard when I stayed at his new Vinolodge project which Ill tell you all about later!

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Languedoc-Roussillon Wineries with Facebook Pages and Vineyards on Facebook

I wanted to do something similar to the post on Languedoc-Roussillon wine producers who blog and the L-R wineries that tweet, by bringing unto you wine producers with facebook pages.  It turns out that everybody and their mother is on Facebook.

So this list is much much longer.  And it’s actually pretty hard to find people. . . so I’m going to publish it in multiple parts.  Here is the first part.

I included wineries, vineyards, negociants, grape growers, etc.  Anybody who presents themselves as a producer and could presumably prove it with tax receipts or something.

Please feel free (Obliged even) to email me to add more to this list or leave a comment at the bottom of this page with a link to the facebook page you’d like to add.  And while you’re doing me favors, somebody needs to tell Georges Frêche that he can’t abandon his facebook page just because he was re-elected.  Obama is still emailing me like DAILY.  (edit: RIP Georges Freche, you will no longer be judged for a lack of social media updates)

Wineries and Vineyards with Facebook pages:

 

Wine producers who have profiles or groups:

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