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"Languedoc-Roussillon, södra Frankrikes viner", av Britt Karlsson, Bengt Rydén, Per Karlsson

Here’s the new book “Languedoc-Roussillon, the Wines of Southern France”, summer reading!

Languedoc-Roussillon, the Wines of Southern France is our latest book. Our tenth book. It is about one of the “hottest” and most dynamic wine regions in France. It is the first book in Swedish that talks of both of these districts, the Languedoc, which is the northern part, and Roussillon, which borders Spain. Languedoc-Roussillon is […]

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Mas Amiel N Vers le Nord

Maury Sec, a new appellation

New appellations are created now and then in France. In 2011, a new wine with its own appellation appeared, Maury Sec. Maury is a small village down in Roussillon, in southern France. The village has long been known for its sweet Vin Doux Naturel wines. But now producers also can make a dry red wine […]

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The wine cellar with stainless steel tanks

“Together we are strong“ say the wine co-operatives, some stats

Wine cooperatives are strong in France and especially in Languedoc-Roussillon where you find 70 % of them. Here are some interesting figures from the Fédération des Vignerons Coopérateurs Languedoc-Roussillon (Languedoc-Roussillon accounts for approximately 35 % of the total production of wine in France): 210 cooperatives 20 000 members 5400 employees 1200 million euro in turnover […]

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Umbrellas

The Outsiders – a wine gang in the Languedoc

A new group of wine growers were recently established in the Languedoc-Roussillon. It is an exciting mix of interesting growers, from western Limoux to eastern Costières de Nîmes, And what do they have in common? Maybe you have guessed already – they are all outsiders, meaning they do not originally come from this area. Most […]

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The harvest has begun! In Rivesaltes! (old news…)

First to harvest in France this year was (according to what is claimed) a wine producer in Rivesaltes: Domaine Rombeau. They started already on August 12, which on the other hand is just about what they usually do, says the owner M de la Fabrègue. Rivesaltes is a wine district in southern France, close to […]

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The travails of Fenouillèdes

Not many people know of Fenouillèdes. Unfortunately. It is a small wine region in southern France, in Roussillon close to the Spanish border. There are several very interesting producers in the area, but it is small, remote, unknown and impossible to pronounce… (Well, actually not, say: feno-yed.) But they are making valiant efforts to become […]

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Domaine Boucabeille

Domaine Boucabeille interview [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Jean Boucabeille, the owner and winemaker at Domaine Boucabeille in Roussillon. It is a family property in the Roussillon in the south of France. In this video it is the new generation winemaker in the family who talks. The vineyard comprises some 20 hectares and makes primarily red wine of the appellation Cotes […]

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2008 – hot and dry in Roussillon

Many European wine regions have had a cool and dreary summer, even if it has not been too wet. Almost the opposite is the case in Roussillon in southern France. They have had a hot and dry summer leading to an unusually early harvest. Some wineries started picking as early as August 11 but the […]

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Cellier des Dominicains, Collioure, Roussillon – BKWine Pick

A quality-oriented co-operative (especially in recent times) in the middle of the very picturesque village of Collioure. The winery is in what was previously a Dominican monastery from the 13th century. They have put in place a system that encourages the growers-cooperatuers to improve the maturation and quality of their grapes. As everyone in this […]

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