Have you visited Occitanie yet? This is the departmental region that includes Languedoc-Roussillion and my trip there was one of the highlights of 2017 for me and my husband. We visited local caves, world-class domaines, cozy restaurants, seaside harbors and dined in awe at a salt harvesting region. We met friendly proprietors and cuddly dogs. Wildflowers, stately trees, the Canal du Midi and birdsong are symbols of the natural abundance of the region.
According to the Wine Scholar Guild:
The Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest and most dynamic wine region in France. It actually is one of the largest wine regions in the world!
Diverse and fast moving, it is the place where 2,000 years of history and tradition combine effortlessly with the contemporary and avant-garde.
Exciting and still relatively unknown compared to its more famous neighbors, the region has much to offer to all wine lovers.
The French Winophiles
Wine writers and bloggers – did you read that last point. Exciting and still relatively unknown! This is an opportunity, folks – a chance to explore and share the landscape, people, flavors and wine of this beautiful region. Situated near to Provence, Bordeaux and Northern Spain, this region expresses stunning topography and miles and gorgeous vineyards of ever-increasing quality.
If you are a wine blogger – will you join us by sharing a post? On Saturday, October 21st at 10am we head to twitter to share our discoveries and tell the stories behind them (hashtag = #Winophiles). Food and travel are always a part of the chat, so join us for all the dimensions that affordable French wine can open. If you area blogger, You Are Invited to participate.
HOW TO JOIN US
Contact me to tell me you’re in: Include blog url, Twitter handle, and any other social media details. If you know your blog post title, include that…but you can also send that a bit closer to the event. We’d just like to get a sense of who’s participating and give some shout-outs and links as we go. Contact me here.
Send your post title to me by Wednesday, October 18th to be included in the preview post. I will prepare a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs. Your title may or may not include “#Winophiles.”
Publish your post between 12:01 a.m-8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, October 21st. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up on the morning of the chat. If you prefer to post earlier in the week, that is acceptable but be sure to wait until the preview post with the collaborating bloggers has been released.
Include links to the other #Winophiles participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I’ll provide the links to other participating blogs in a preview post (published around October 19th) that you can easily put in your initial post — which will link to people’s general blog url.
Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too. If you need an invitation please let me know.
Sponsored posts are OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you have received a free sample.