On Thursday, January 24th, 2013, the premiere edition of GRENACHE WORLDWIDE International Competition will take place in Perpignan, France a prelude to the Muscat World Conference (January 25th through 27th, 2013). For more information please click here.
In the News
The Wine Enthusiast’s expert panel recently tasted 19 Roussillon wines (all looking for importers in the US) – and all 19 received great scores and glowing reviews! Click here to discover these Roussillon finds.
The new generation of Roussillon winemakers is helping the quality equation by keeping yields low. Combine the region’s natural advantages with relatively low land prices and it’s no wonder that savvy winemakers from around the world have been showing up, checkbooks in hand, to join [ read more... ]
The names of French wine regions—Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy—roll readily off most wine drinkers’ tongues. But Roussillon represents a kind of linguistic roadblock. “Is that in France?” was the invariable, skeptical question I fielded from everyone for whom I poured a glass of Roussillon wine this [ read more... ]
Languedoc-Roussillon. The linked names appear so pervasively in wine literature that one might understandably assume they refer to a single, French wine-producing region. Not so. True, both Languedoc and Roussillon (Roo-see-ahn) border the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy ideal wine-growing climates with hot, sunny days, strong, [ read more... ]
France’s Roussillon region is known for dessert wines – to the extent that it’s known at all. Yet it’s becoming a source for bottlings that compare to the world’s best reds, thanks to visionary winemakers like California’s Dave Phinney. Download the full Press Release
Most Americans know that Languedoc-Roussillon is somewhere in the south of France but where, exactly? While consumers may have toted home bottles—generally good values—from this region, most would ﬁ nd it about as easy to place on a map as Tajikistan. On a recent trip, THE TASTING [ read more... ]
When a tiny wine region in France produces nine different white varietals and six reds from 15 types of grape, it’s easy to see why it is little known or appreciated by most wine lovers. Even to get to the vineyards of Roussillon, set in [ read more... ]