As we head into fall, select Twin Liquors locations in Texas will be featuring Languedoc AOP wines via in-store tastings and displays. Tastings run from late September – October 2016.
What to look for in Languedoc Wines:
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.
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).
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.