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:
- Chantovent – groupe Jean d’Alibert
- Sarabande – Paul Gordon, Australian in Faugeres
- Combebelle – Catherine in St Chinian
- Castan – Cazouls les Beziers
- Villa Tempora – Serge Schwartz in Pezenas
- Karantes – La Clape
- Jean Guizard – a caviste, but also a vigneron, montpellier
- Reine et Pape – vines near Carcassonne
- Begude – James Kinglake in Limoux
- Castelmaure – Small, artful corbieres cooperative
- Vincent Pousson – not strictly a wine producer? In many ways, the voice of Castelmaure.
- Outsiders – not strictly a winemaker, but a group of 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?