The Perfect Wine Every Time
Following the success of the "La Garrigue" restaurant in Edinburgh and having become the self appointed Languedoc Ambassador in Scotland for the last 20 years, I am now giving you the opportunity to join me for a week of discovery, fine dining and wine tasting in the part of France where I was born.
Welcome to the Languedoc
From wine to dine, Languedoc has it all.
We've consistently had a really excellent time on our tours to the vineyards and restaurants of Languedoc.
The feedback from our wine aficionados is always positive ranging from "the best holiday we ever had” to “embarrassingly under priced”.
Wines of the month
What’s In Stock, What We Supply
Thoughts. Experiences. Inspiration.
A Helping Hand In The Kitchen, For A Special Occasion
In the heart of the Languedoc, in style
We didn’t know what to expect. Or rather we knew it would be a high quality, interesting, friendly, well-informed week in our favourite part of France. But we have never been wine-tasting, were wary of wine snobbery, reluctant to spit out a good mouthful of a stunning wine but can’t imagine good food without good wine. And then, what would our companions be like? We weren’t worried - just conscious we were entering a week of novelty.
So we threw ourselves into Jean-Michel’s life and it was wonderful. He is a delightful host, chauffeur, steeped in this territory (we met his mother in the market) and clearly an expert recognised by the domains we visited. He had found a beautiful house for us to stay in – with a pool (for the next trip perhaps). Huge variety – one day a barbecue Huge variety – one day a barbecue tasting the wine made by one man working on his own; he had bottled his annual 8,000 bottles the day before. Next, a smart, international, but still hand-made, domain, bottling 9 million bottles a year with a very elegant restaurant. Lunch overlooking the blue Mediterranean; then in the St Chinian mountains. Stunning food, from foie gras lollipops to a picnic amongst the vines, with hampers, tables, and wine tasting. And so it went on.
It was the best holiday we have ever had – and we are thinking we might go again. Our companions were great, knowledgeable and ready to make the whole trip fun.
Jean-Michel is a star – a man of energy, style and determined that we would enjoy the food and wine of his beloved Languedoc.
14 May 2016