The glossy Dutch magazine read largely by expatriates living in France or those who wish they did, came out with a special Aude feature in this edition. An in-depth article concentrated on the ‘world famous’ wines from Rives-Blanques, with emphasis on its ‘unusually high quality’ Blanquette de Limoux, the favourite fizz produced by the vineyard.
The respected British-based wine magazine,Decanter, visits Limoux, the “unheralded Languedoc AC » where it « unearths whites of real interest”, in a regional profile published in its February issue. They describe Limoux as “an island of white in the Languedoc’s sea of red”, saying that “the best of the fizz offers outstanding value” while “good dry white […]
The tricolor is flown the wrong way round all across France: Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Loire, the Languedoc, the Rhone, Provence, Beaujolais and the South West, where the language of the wine is definitely Dutch. Forty-four winemakers of Dutch nationality have settled here, ranging from famous and prestigious Bordeaux chateaux to humble, small family holdings. Ger […]
The doyen of the Dutch writing corps, Hubrecht Duijker, has just published his latest book: a feast of a thousand vignettes ranging from the amusing to the instructive. Based on a lifetime in the wine business, Duijker’s easy hand makes this book as readible and enjoyable to the novice as to the expert. In the […]
Belgium’s best known wine-writer, Frank van der Auwera, has just published his latest guide to the 300 best wines in Belgium under € 10.00, with a special chapter devoted to sparkling wines under € 15.00. In the past, the AOC Limoux still white wines from Rives-Blanques have featured in this guide, but this latest edition […]