The focus of Mesdames-Messieurs is clearly on the wine. And on organic – and similar – wines in particular. They call themselves “bar à vin dînatoire”, essentially a wine bar with something to eat too, and that is a fair description. Mesdames-Messieurs Restaurant is not quite a fully fledged restaurant. The wine selection, which is clearly [...]
It is not easy to find one’s way around Montpellier with its medieval winding narrow streets. But there is hardly any chance that you loose your way so thoroughly that you wander past the Restaurant Le Petit Jardin by accident. It is in a tiny little alley very close to the Arc de Triomphe just [...]
Boris does not have a pinch of Russian in him, at least not when it comes to the restaurant. The style is very French bistro of the “dark wood, no-brass” type. And very friendly. They have a quite good selection of wine, but not enough to make them a dedicated wine buff destination, and a [...]
In Vino Veritas is a small wine bar and restaurant hidden on a narrow street just behind the opera in central Montpellier. The wine list has a good selection of wines, mainly local for the region, at reasonable prices. Many good producers are represented; some examples: Domaine Gauby, Mas de l’Ecriture, Grand Moulin, Chateau Lascaux [...]
This is one of our favourite restaurants in Narbonne, not that choice is lacking. In the minuscule space (30 m2 plus terrasse) le chef Frédéric Nalais serves delicious and well made food. Try the croustillant de noix de saint jacques en feuille de brick (scallops in crispy spring roll dough), ravioli with basilica or a [...]
If you happen to be boating in a barge along the Canal du Midi we recommend a pit stop at the wine bar / wine shop les Vignes de Bacchus in Trèbes, just east of Carcassonne. They have a good selection of producers, focused on the nearby appellations of Minervois and Corbières. The owner of [...]
Divine & Sense opened in October 2008. It’s well place in central Montpellier with a design that seems to be inspired by Philippe Starck with the contrast between old and new and unexpected details – a chandelier where you don’t expect it, chic furniture… Food, to come to the essential, is ambitious and more traditional [...]
Wine tourism is en vogue and the wine co-operative in Florensac in the Languedoc has made some big investments to become more welcoming to passing tourists. It is located near the motorway between Montpellier and Perpignan so it is easy to reach. They have opened a big and modern wine shop where the floor is [...]
Britt’s Friday Column
- Is it time to say that it does not matter if a wine is organic? It is best to judge organic wines on their quality, not by a philosophy
- Bernd Koppenhöfer on Alsace – dry or sweet?
- Oscar Quevedo on Using native yeast or selected yeast at Quevedo Wines in the Douro
- Let’s talk business: Why Planting Rights is a bad idea | BKWine Magazine on Freedom to the vines? Should planting rights be abolished?
- Johan Zälle on Using native yeast or selected yeast at Quevedo Wines in the Douro
- Bra artikel om naturlig jäst vs industriell : Terra del Vino on Using native yeast or selected yeast at Quevedo Wines in the Douro