Sud de France Sommelier Competition is open & deadline for entries is 5 August!

Now in its 7th year, the Sud de France Sommelier Competition 2016 is well and truly open and looking to find the most knowledgeable sommelier on Sud de France, Occitanie wines in the UK, but don’t delay as entry forms must be completed and returned by Friday 5th August! Judged by a panel of prestigious members of the UK wine trade headed up by current Head of Wines for 67…

Think Pink, Think Bordeaux! Rosé wines from Bordeaux to try this summer

It’s summer and wonderful aromas of mouth-watering BBQs are in the air and with Wimbledon in full swing, wine drinkers’ thoughts everywhere are turning to rosé.  One of the major success stories in the wine world in recent years, rosé wines continue to rise in popularity with many people reaching for something sweet from California or a posh Provencal rosé, but what about trying something different this summer?  Bordeaux produces…

Badet Clément announce their support for the ‘Replanting of the Canal du Midi’ Programme at their 20th anniversary

At their 20th anniversary celebrations on Friday night, held in conjunction with the inauguration of their new winery in the village of Monze in the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Badet Clément announced that they are joining the ‘Club des Entreprises Mécènes du Canal du Midi’ and becoming a patron of the ‘Replanting of the Canal du Midi’ programme set up by the VNF – Voies Navigables de France. Classified…

Sud de France holds first ever Trade Tasting in Bristol

Sud de France, the umbrella brand for wine, food, tourism and well-being products from the newly extended region of Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées region of southern France is holding its first ever trade tasting in the city of Bristol on Tuesday 14 June 2016 from 11am -6pm. Taking place at The Grand Hotel on Broad Street in the city centre which has a free car park for event attendees, the…

Badet Clement launches sparklers and organics at LWF stand N47

Badet Clément, specialists in branded varietal wines and AOCs from the south of France, have been at it again, and have created three brand new ranges which they will be launching on their stand N47 at the London Wine Fair in May; two new sparkling wines under the enduringly popular Les Jamelles brand, a new range of premium organic wines made at Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon in the Aude…

Sud de France appoints new UK PR and launches loyalty card scheme for 2016

Sud de France, the umbrella brand for wine, food, tourism and well-being products from the Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France has appointed Eviva Communications to provide PR support and increase awareness of and press attendance at their 2016 line up of wine trade and media tastings. Also new for 2016, Sud de France is launching a loyalty card scheme offering all wine trade and press attending their events the…

Getting down with the kids making Bordeaux Blanc this easter

Spring is almost upon us, and with that Easter and a time for new life and celebration. And weve selected a couple of dynamic young winemaking teams from Bordeaux, who are creating some interesting new Bordeaux blancs for you to try over the Easter holidays. First off, Sylvaine and Yannick Fournier; a young sibling winemaking team and the 5th generation of their family to be at the helm of Chteau…

Badet Clément reinforces their stronghold in the Languedoc with the purchase of Domaine du Trésor

Badet Clément ended 2015, a year full of investments in the Languedoc, by buying Domaine du Trésor, situated in the village of Ouveillan in the Aude, to the north of Narbonne. After their purchase, at the start of the year, of the old Monze cave cooperative (Aude), to install an important vinification and ageing site, then this summer, the purchase of Domaine de la Métairie dAlon (Aude), the acquisition of…

Christmas French style with Bordeaux Blanc

Fancy a change from a traditional English Christmas this year? Then why not give things a French twist and cook up some Gallic festive cuisine, much of which is fish and seafood based which cries out to be accompanied by a fresh, zingy Bordeaux Blanc. The French celebrate Christmas before us with a traditional dinner in the evening of Christmas Eve called the Rveillon de Noel featuring lots of courses…

Break the mould this Christmas with Abbotts & Delaunay Alto Stratus Carignan 2013

If the thought of yet another roast turkey with all the trimmings this Christmas followed by the inevitable mop up turkey curry buffet on Boxing Day is more than you can bear, why not shake things up a bit this year, break with tradition and go for flavoursome game or succulent cured ham accompanied by a bottle of the multi award winning Abbotts & Delaunay Alto Stratus Carignan 2013 available…