Languedoc

    2013 Arrogant Frog Red Wines

    So since this post is waaaaaay overdue, I’m just going to go ahead and jump in and share my thoughts on the wines. If you want to read my thoughts about the tasting in general, and find a link to a video about it, check out my post about the Arrogant Frog White Wines. Ok, here we go.

    18 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

    Arrogant Frog Live Virtual Tasting – July 15, 2014

    French wine producer Domaines Paul Mas made the decision to relaunch their popular Arrogant Frog line this year, and we were lucky enough to participate. In collaboration with McCue Communications, owner/winemaker Jean-Claude Mas answered questions about his new batch of offerings in a live, online tasting.

    17 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

      Aug. 16 LCBO Wine Picks: Southern Belles + Malbec

      Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews - - 10 readers - The next Vintages release will be in LCBO outlets across Ontario on Saturday, August 16th. The major theme of this release highlights wines from the South of France, a region frequently referred to as Midi or Languedoc, while the second theme focuses on Argentina's signature grape - Malbec.

      Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose’ 2013

      CHEAP WINE FINDER - - 6 readers - http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Pere-_et_-Fils_rose.m4a The Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose 2013 (Pere et Fils translates to father and son) is a blend of 70% Cinsault and 30% Syrah grown in the estate vineyards in the hills of the Languedoc of Laurent Miquel, an 8th generation winemaker.

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      Wine of the Week 15 – a fine Picpoul as last of my summer wine

      … good example of a something that has managed to break through the Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc stranglehold to become quite trendy and popular – Picpoul de Pinet. This is a white wine within the Languedoc appellation, which overwhelmingly produces red wines, and has its own sub region appellation. I really like and enjoy Picpoul, at least Picpoul…

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      Waitrose Southern French Grenache

      …I had a case of wine from Waitrose after seeing their new Cellar offering being ramped up – they clearly see wine delivered to home as a market they should be making more money from. I tried a mixed case of own-brand wines from around the world. I’ve bought plenty of own brand John Lewis stuff before, so why shouldn’t the wines be good…

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      Fortant Hills Reserve Viognier 2012

      …http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/fortant_viognier.m4a The Fortant Hills Reserve Viognier 2012 is sourced from hillside vineyards in the Languedoc comprising three different soil conditions. The Languedoc is located in Southwest France and is the leading wine-producing region in the world, in terms of production…

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      Ceps Du Sud Viognier 2012 Pays d’Oc, France

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      2013 Arrogant Frog Red Wines

      …% Cabernet Sauvignon; 45% Merlot Region: Languedoc, France Winemaker’s Notes: Intense ruby color. Elegant and complex nose with aromas of ripe black fruits, black currant leaf combined with spicy notes such as liquorice and vanilla. A well-balanced wine with smooth tannins and a long finish. Best served with red meat, cheeses, and barbecue. My Review: I…

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      Aug. 16 LCBO Wine Picks: Southern Belles + Malbec

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      Arrogant Frog Live Virtual Tasting – July 15, 2014

      … Mas' "everyday luxury" line of wines. Each wine costs around $10 per bottle. Arrogant Frog is unique in that the wines are produced in Languedoc, France (Pays d'Oc IGP - Indication Géographique Protégée), but are fermented in American oak, which gives them a new-world style. As Jean-Claude said in during our virtual tasting, they are "old world…

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      La Vie En Rose, Cinsault Rosé 2013 Pays d’Oc, France

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      Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc 2013, Pays d’Oc, France

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      Approachable Value Wines from Arrogant Frog

      … Last week I discovered four solid value wines from Domaines Paul Mas through an #ArrogantFrog twitter tasting. Fourth-generation vintner Jean-Claude Mas launched the Arrogant Frog brand in 2005 and all wines are priced at $10. The wines come from the Languedoc region in southern France and are labelled Vin de Pays d'Oc - meaning "country wine…

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