Domaine de la Grange, outside Gabian, is running a series of wine evenings during the first half of next year. Initially they are planned to be in French, conducted either by the winemaker, Thomas Raynaud, or the domaine manager, Sandrina Hugueux. so a good opportunity to learn some French wine vocabulary, as well as something about the subject. Here briefly is the programme and there will be six to eight wines to taste each session. Price 28€ per session, or 150€ for the six. All on a Friday evening, from 19.30 - 21.00. I am certainly tempted by the art of blending, as that is something that I would like to know more about.
13th January: An initiation into tasting, covering the qualities and characteristics of various grape varieties.
27th January: The main terroirs of Languedoc-Roussillon, covering soil types, grape varieties, climate and so on, from Banyuls to the Terrasses du Larzac
3rd March: The art of blending.
21st April: The wine regions of the New World
9th June: Rosés
For more information : contact Domaine la Grange