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Pictures from the new book about Languedoc-Roussillon

It is difficult to convey a sense of what it is like to travel in a wine district. It is just as difficult to convey a sense of what you may experience when reading a book. But at least we want to try.

Earlier this year, our tenth book was published, a new book on Languedoc-Roussillon, the wines, the food, grape varieties and much more. It is a guide to one of the many exciting wine districts found in France. It is above all a book that wants to inspire you to discover more and explore new things. The book contains lots of good wine producers, some presented with a short text, some with longer. The book is also illustrated with many pictures from the beautiful landscapes and vineyards down here in the very southern part of France, close to the border with Spain.

The area is both rustic, sometimes harsh but also very beautiful. In the far south, there are the dramatic Pyrenees, which near the border extend all the way down to the sea, covered in vines. Further north there are vast wilderness areas up towards the Massif Central. In fact, it is from here that roquefort cheese comes.

Vineyards in the Languedoc

Vineyards in the Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

The wines, on the other hand, are not harsh, nor rustic, as they sometimes used to say. Often the wines are quite powerful, packed with the south’s sun and warmth. But they also have an amazing freshness and intense fruit that perfectly fits the gastronomy here. As, by the way, to the gastronomy at home. They are best known for their red wines, but even the whites can be of great quality. One of the exciting things down here is to discover the local grape varieties. Syrah and grenache (noir) are probably familiar to you, but here are many others, carignan (and even carignan blanc), grenache gris and blanc, and much, much more. Even sauvignon blanc and pinot noir if you look closely.

Vineyards in Collioure overlooking the Mediterranean

Vineyards in Collioure, Roussillon, overlooking the Mediterranean, copyright BKWine Photography

To give you a little bit better sense of what you can expect from the book and from the region – of course, you have to go there and enjoy the wines on-site! – we wanted to share a selection of pictures from the Languedoc-Roussillon book which we hope can convey some sense of this beautiful and dramatic place.

Unfortunately…. the book is currently only available in Swedish. We don’t have an international publisher. (Yet?)

Get inspired!

More details on the book on the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon here.


Languedoc-Roussillon södra Frankrikes viner, Omslag Full Size

Languedoc-Roussillon södra Frankrikes viner, omslag

Vineyards in Collioure overlooking the Mediterranean

Vineyards in Collioure overlooking the Mediterranean, copyright BKWine Photography

Lunching on seafood in the La Clape mountain in Languedoc

Lunching on seafood in the La Clape mountain in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

Boats on the Canal du Midi in Languedoc

Boats on the Canal du Midi in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

A poster on a fermentation tank in Minervois in Languedoc

A poster on a fermentation tank in Minervois in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

Small earthenware jars, or amphora in Fitou-Corbieres in Languedoc

Small earthenware jars, or amphora in Fitou-Corbieres in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

In the dinosaur park in Languedoc

In the dinosaur park in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

Vineyards in Vallee de l'Agly in Roussillon

Vineyards in Vallee de l’Agly in Roussillon, copyright BKWine Photography

Viewing the Vallee de l'Agly in Roussillon from a helicopter

Viewing the Vallee de l’Agly in Roussillon from a helicopter, copyright BKWine Photography

A village and vineyards in Faugeres in Languedoc

A village and vineyards in Faugeres in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

The world clock in a cellar in Minervois in Languedoc

The world clock in a cellar in Minervois in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

Vineyards in Minervois in Languedoc

Vineyards in Minervois in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

A donkey at the Domaine des deux Anes in Corbieres, Languedoc

A donkey at the Domaine des deux Anes in Corbieres, Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

Gruissan, near La Clape in Languedoc

Gruissan, near La Clape in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

Old and new vineyards in Languedoc

Old and new vineyards in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

An ancient dolmen in Languedoc

An ancient dolmen in Languedoc, copyright BKWine Photography

The author strolling in the vineyards with a wine producer

The author strolling in the vineyards with a wine producer, copyright BKWine Photography

Vineyards in Vallee de l'Agly in Roussillon

Vineyards in Vallee de l’Agly in Roussillon, copyright BKWine Photography

Vineyards La Clape in the Languedoc with the Pyrenees

Vineyards La Clape in the Languedoc with the Pyrenees, copyright BKWine Photography

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