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…

Have a bonfire night Bonanza with Les Jamelles Reserve Mourvèdre 2013

Remember, remember.. that Les Jamelles Reserve Mourvèdre 2013 is down from 7.49 to 6.49 from 4-24 November 2015 exclusively at the Co-op making it a excellent value choice for Bonfire Night! Les Jamelles Mourvdère Rserve 2013 IGP Pays dOc is made from 100% Mourvèdre grapes grown in selected plots close to the Mediterranean coast near Narbonne. After a long maceration for part of the juice and carbonic maceration for the…

It’s a love match: Bordeaux Blanc and oysters!

At last the month has an r in it again which means that native oyster season is underway and its time to indulge in one of the most sublime natural food and wine pairings there is  Bordeaux Blanc and oysters! Fresh, fruity and dry with floral aromas and subtle citrus wafts of lemon and grapefruit, Bordeaux Blanc, or white Bordeaux, with its typical blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle…

Badet Clément confirms ambitions in the Languedoc with the purchase of Domaine de la Métairie dAlon

Badet Clément headed up by Laurent Delaunay has just bought Domaine de la Métairie dAlon from Jean-Louis Denois, a new acquisition which reinforces their growing grip on the Languedoc. After the purchase, at the start of 2015, of the former Monze cave cooprative in the Aude department to install a major vinification and ageing facility, the purchase of Métairie dAlon marks another big new step for Badet Clément which is…