Tuesday February 25, 2020

Rebelling in the Languedoc

Amid intense heat and volatile temperaments, the producers of the Languedoc have rejected conformity to produce a variety of exciting wines

13th March, 2015
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The Languedoc: heresy and schism are in the soul of those who live with the baked soils and heady, perfumed air

The exterior temperature gauge in the car reads 34 degrees (that’s 92 degrees Fahrenheit in old money). I watch the petrol gauge move downwards as I sit in the parked car with just the air conditioning running. I have forgotten the first rule of driving in the Languedoc, which is to turn off your air conditioning and open your windows 20 minutes before you reach your destination, in order to acclimatise to the intense heat...

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