Tue 06 Oct 2015

Join us for a Virtual Tasting of Languedoc Wines


You are cordially invited to join Society buyer Marcel Orford-Williams (and resident tweeters Ewan Murray & I) for a Society tasting in the comfort of your own home!

twstasteThursday 15th October sees the latest instalment of #TWSTaste: from 7.30pm-8.30pm UK time, we will be tasting two gems from Marcel’s current Languedoc-Roussillon offering.

The largest wine region in the world takes some getting to grips with, but with Marcel’s years of experience and keen finger on the pulse, our members are in good hands. Marcel will be tasting and tweeting as we go, sharing his impressions and considerable expertise. It promises to be a highly enjoyable hour!

The wines we’ll be tasting:
Both wines are currently available individually and will also be in the Everyday Languedoc Mixed Dozen Case (£85).

• The white will be Bourboulenc Domaine de Simonet 2014 (£7.50 per bottle). The bourboulenc grape thrives on the arid limestone hill of La Clape, and this example is a pure and delicious expression of its unique flavours.

• In red, we’ll be tasting Syrah-Mourvèdre Côtes de Thongue Domaine Condamine L’Evêque 2014 (£5.95). Knowing what to plant is one thing, but selecting the right vine stock can make even more of a difference. Here the Bascou family chose superb cuttings of the syrah grape from the northern Rhône. Their syrah is dark, fragrant and savoury, and they add a little mourvèdre here for extra depth and spice.

Members enjoying the last #TWSTaste in Leighton Buzzard

Members enjoying the last #TWSTaste in Leighton Buzzard

Why a virtual tasting?
More members are engaging with The Society via social media than ever before, and we are privileged enough to provide a service involving what must be one of the most ‘sociable’ of products! Previous editions of #TWSTaste have been a lot of fun – you can read some highlights from the previous session here.

How will this tasting work?
To join in, simply log in to Twitter from 7.30pm on the 15th October and look up twitter.com/thewinesociety, or search via the hashtag #TWSTaste.

In advance of the tasting we suggest following @TheWineSociety so that you will easily see when the tasting gets going.

All that remains is to remind anyone interested to make sure the white is nicely chilled! We look forward to talking to you on the 15th October!

Martin Brown
Digital Copywriter

Categories : France, South of France


  1. Oof… Let the debate commence as to how those nebulous words ‘nicely chilled’ might be interpreted! 😉

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