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Wine Tasting & Summer BBQ !

Wine Tasting & Summer BBQ !

Summer is finally here and it’s about time we celebrate! For that purpose, we are planning to throw a couple of Wine Tasting Parties, on Friday 5thJuly and on Friday 12thJuly between 6pm and 9pm. The concept is rather simple: we will offer you to taste a dozen different wines, white, red and rose – all French, bien sûr! And to accompany that, we will be lighting a barbecue and grilling some tasty bits… Sandwiches, sausages and other equally succulent snacks will be served, coming straight from our next-door butcher’s Turner and George !  20 tickets will be on sale...

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The 2 brothers from Carcassonne

The 2 brothers from Carcassonne

Today I would like to tell you about one of my favourite producers – the Pujol-Izard domain. Located in the Aude commune of Saint-Frichoux, the estate spans 20 hectares in the Languedoc region, and more precisely in the Minervois sub-region. The domain’s history goes back to the late XIXth century, and still continues today thanks to Jean-Claude and Yves Pujol, two passionate brothers who, thanks to the precious help of their thoughtful father Louis and children Emmanuel and Stephanie, have kept it alive to this day. Advocating an eco-friendly approach to agriculture, the team has committed to comply with High...

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A family story - The Pontaud Clan

A family story - The Pontaud Clan

The Pontaud clan is a family of winemakers based in south Rhône, for whom I have developed a particular affection over the past few years. I still remember my first exchange with them at the time Made in Little France was opened. I had asked Mr Pontaud the following question: “What does being a winegrower mean to you?”  He answered: “As far as I’m concerned, it takes a few different meanings. First of all, being a winemaker is a passion, not a job, and involves knowing by heart every parcel, every vine stock on your estate. The whole year round,...

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Getaway to the Bordeaux wine region

Getaway to the Bordeaux wine region

During my last visit to the Bordeaux wine region a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to come across an exceptional producer – a woman named Chantal Benito, who is extremely passionate about her craft and produces wine of a great quality. Located in the Bordelais, the three estates that make up the Benito Vineyard (Château Saint-Nicolas, Château Tour du Videau and Château Graveyres) span 32 hectares near Cadillac, on the Garonne’s right bank. Chantal Benito, who is in charge of the domain since 2005, has turned to eco-friendly wine-making, banning sulphur from her production. This has given birth...

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