Taste The Lighter Side of Languedoc in North Carolina at Lowes

 

This summer, select Lowes stores throughout North Carolina will be featuring ‘the lighter side’ of Languedoc AOP wines via in-store tastings and displays.

Tastings run through July and into August 2017.
Click here for a full schedule

 

What to look for in ‘the lighter side’ of Languedoc Wines:

Rosé from the Other South of France
By now everyone has swirled copious amounts of Provençal rosé, but what about rosé from the other South of France? Throughout Languedoc, delicious rosés are made in a style similar to Provence rosé— dry with abundant cherry and strawberry flavors —but in price they win almost every time. Perfect for deck sipping and summer salad pairing. Read more here.

Picpoul = Pick ‘Moules’
AOP Picpoul de Pinet (peek-pool de pee-nay), made from the delightful Piquepoul grape, is a fresh, brightly acidic wine made in the coastal region of Pinet. Similar to Sauvignon Blanc, it pairs perfectly with seafood. So when you pick Picpoul, pick moules! (mussels, in French).

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. Get more ideas here.

 

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