Throughout December, look for Languedoc wines in your favorite retailers to add to your holiday celebrations!
And in West Virginia, check out these locations for in-store tastings and other events featuring the wines of France’s most diverse and dynamic region.
Bella the Corner Gourmet – Lewisburg
The Wine Shop at Capitol Market – Charleston
Slight Indulgence – Morgantown
Provence Café & Market – Bridgeport
Good Mansion Wines – Wheeling
Kroger – Morgantown
What to expect from Languedoc Wines:
Languedoc produces all styles and colors of wines, including sparkling and rosé wines. Try these and the red blend wines the region is most known for.
Languedoc Sparkles in Limoux
As sales of bubbly continue to trend, AOP Crémant and Blanquette de Limoux (cray-mon and blon-ket de lee-moo) offer the unique combination of Champagne quality at Prosecco prices: Limoux sparklers are made in the same was as Champagne but retail for far less. This combination makes Limoux an ideal go-to wine to dress up a weekday dinner, as a gift for the discerning hostess or to help celebrate a special occasion.
Most wines from Languedoc are red blends made from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, and Cinsault. They’re seductively
rich, earthy wines with dark berry and herb notes, and they pair phenomenally with a wide range of dishes. Search out wines like AOP Minervois (min-er-vwah) and AOP Corbières (cor-bee-air), among other great appellations.