It’s Time for Languedoc Wines

French Wine, Red Wine, White Wine, Rosé
Affordable French wine in red, white and rosé – a dream come true! Credit: Jill Barth

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.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Wendy Klik says:

    Can’t wait. I saved the Languedoc provided by Whole Foods just for this event.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jill Barth says:

      That’s great, Wendy – perfect!

      Like

  2. Duff's Wines says:

    Have visited Languedoc-Roussillon on two occasions. Loved the agricultural nature of wine there. Not many tasting rooms were lavish and wine tourism pretty fledgling (’06 and ’10). These trips have caused a slight tick in my demeanour when i see a bottle of Saint-Chinian wine. I can neither ignore it on the shelf, nor avoid buying a couple. Love it! And then there’s Gerard Bertrand – man crush.
    Another image is the locals pulling into the cooperative in their village and filling monstrous plastic containers (in the back of their farm vehicle) with wine from a gasoline type nozzle. Why can’t we do that in North America?

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  3. pedmar10 says:

    Indeed one of the biggest wine regions of the world lots of wines of different levels, it is well can’t say more my company invest there we have wine distribution division and invested heavily there for exports, even thinking of opening sales office in USA lol!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jill Barth says:

      Now we have to nag you for details. We want the scoop!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you for giving us till the 18th.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jill Barth says:

      If you need more time, that’s fine too. Just flag me down when your title is ready.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you. I think Wednesday will work fine.

        Liked by 1 person

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