Wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon

Wednesday, June 8, 2020 7pm east / 5pm mountain

Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France stretches from the Rhône valley in the east to the Spanish border in the southwest.

It is dominated by 300,000 hectares of vineyards, making it France’s largest wine producing region.

Languedoc has been an important winemaking center for several centuries, with the port of Sete and the link to the Atlantic via the 17th Century Canal du Midi providing key trading routes.

There is evidence of ancient Roman winemaking in the area. The ruins of a first century AD winery lies near Clermont l’Herault west of Montpellier.

The Mediterranean climate and plentiful land with soil ranging from rocky sand to thick clay has long been considered very suitable for the production of wine.

Purchase the Wine


Hugues de Beauvignac Picpoul de Pinet ($11.99)

A great everyday wine, this dry selection offers relatively low alcohol content and ripe citrus flavors. Try it with seafood and salads.


Luc Pirlet Minervois 2019 ($11.00)

Ripe raspberry and aromatic spice notes give this great southern French value weight and depth. The fresh fruit notes carry through the lush finish. A great match for grilled foods, vegetarian cuisine or as an everyday red sipper


Luc Pirlet Corbières 2020 ($12)

Rugged mountains and Mediterranean sun leave their mark on this ripe red. Spicy notes of black pepper and cooked cherries dominate the palate, while intense notes of white pepper, lilac and raspberry drift across the nose. A great pairing for grilled meats.

Have some food with your wine!

Wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon area of France are made to match the unique and traditional cuisine of that southern, coastal region.  They are moderate in alcohol and are therefore excellent candidates for successful wine and food pairing.  Try out some of these dishes while we taste the wines:

  • Oysters, Clams, Mussels, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Sushi
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Calamari
  • Pizza
  • Andouille Sausage
  • BBQ Meats, Hamburgers
  • Avocados with Prawns
  • Couscous
  • Mushroom Risotto

Tasting Glasses

Make sure to have three identical clear wine glasses with stems. This will ensure a consistent experience for comparing the wines.

Learning Environment

  • A computer equipped with a camera and speakers (and/or a headset)
  • A table with a white background
  • A pencil or pen to complete your tasting form
  • A glass of water
  • Water, a spit bucket, wine opener (or Coravin if you have one)

Our tasting is an interactive session. You will receive an email with the Zoom login credentials when you have completed your registration.