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Five Days In Languedoc- Roussillon: Lunch in Narbonne

We took a break from vineyards for lunch in the ancient town of Narbonne, the agreed upon birthplace of French wine culture. Join me as we take a tour of one of the most emmense food markets I have ever seen.

I can’t really explain how wonderful this lunch was. The images must speak for themselves. This wonder of a place is the definition of local food. and the restuarants and bars that populate it are serving up some of the most delicious dishes.

I took the flip cam in with me so as not to freak out the locals a bigger camera (it was their lunchtime) but got some great footage of the scale of Les Halles de Narbonne.

Oh and this one is only about 6mins or so.

Watch. Share. Love. Enjoy!

A Question Of Vintage

Before we head into Roussillon next week, a friend of mine asked me, via twitter, about vintage. And I got to thinkin, WOW, what a juicy subject. The word brings to mind terroir, climate and DRAMA! What is it about vintage and why is it so important? Is it so important?

The following are one wine geek’s thoughts on the idea of vintage. Let the conversation begin:

Languedoc-Rousillon Part IV: Minervois, Corbieres & Fitou

If you are just joining us we are traveling the Mediterranean along the southern coast of France. We are exploring a place called the Languedoc-Roussillon.

In Languedoc-Roussillon PART I: A Crash Course History I gave a general history and flavor of the place. It’s importance in the France wine culture, it’s struggle and triumph etc.

In Lannguedoc-Roussillon PART II: Coteaux Du Languedoc I tackled the largest appellation in the world hoping to shed some light on it’s many pockets of awesomenes such as Pic St. Loup and that wonderous little lagoon appellation Picpoul Du Pinet.

In Languedoc-Roussillon Part III: St. Chinian & Faugeres we headed North of Pinet and explored two of my faves in this massive wine region. Faugeres and St. Chinian.

And we are here at Languedoc-Rousillon Part IV: Minervois, Corbieres & Fitou where we round up the awesomeness of Languedoc and ready ourselves for the unique identity of Roussillon. I hope you enjoy!

Lannguedoc-Roussillon Part III: Faugeres and Saint Chinian

Hello everyone! I am so sorry for my absence. I was forced to take a hiatus due to to do’s. I have re-prioritized and the videos will stay at the top of that list, like,¬† forevah.

If you are just joining us we are traveling the Mediterranean along the southern coast of France. We are exploring a place called the Languedoc-Roussillon.

In Languedoc-Roussillon PART I: A Crash Course History I gave a general history and flavor of the place. It’s importance in the France wine culture, it’s struggle and triumph etc.

In Lannguedoc-Roussillon PART II: Coteaux Du Languedoc I tackled the largest appellation in the world hoping to shed some light on it’s many pockets of awesomenes such as Pic St. Loup and that wonderous little lagoon appellation Picpoul Du Pinet.

Below is Part III where we head North of Pinet and explore two of my faves in this massive wine region. Faugeres and St. Chinian. I hope you enjoy!

Lannguedoc-Roussillon Part II: Coteaux Du Languedoc

In my ongoing obsession…i mean…series on the Languedoc-Roussillon i will now attempt to break down the largest appellation in the area: the Coteaux Du languedoc. Within this huge appellation there are many communes making great wine butt here are a certain few that¬† set in stone on the American market.

Check out Part One if ya missed it

WINE GEEK LIFE: The Big Bubbly Breakfast!

I was honored to be invited to the latest installment of Wine Chap NYC’s wine breakfast this past Sunday. Talia and Bethan did up right. Our gracious hosts Jeff Tascarella and Emily Herron along with Matt Duckor from NBC’s Feast and William Tigertt of Freemans made the day happen! Here is a quick video of the day! It was good hangin with y’all!

Ladies and Gentleman: Cocktail Fodder!

I am taking a moment…well…ok…three minutes to talk about one of coolest new additions to the internet. The blog is called Cocktail Fodder. Check the video:

COCKTAIL FODDER

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