On Friday 26th May, wine lovers around the world will be celebrating #LanguedocDay, the annual social media event paying tribute to Languedoc AOP wines.
What Are Languedoc Wines?
Languedoc is a wine region in the South of France, on the Mediterranean coast.
It is actually on of the very biggest wine regions in the world, as the Languedoc-Roussillon area produces about 5 of the world’s wine output.
To learn more, click on the map below or go to Languedoc Wine: Map, Regions, Grape Varieties, History and more
How do I participate in #LanguedocDay?
- Pick up a few bottles of Languedoc AOP wine at your favorite wine shop.
- On May 26th, pop the corks and enjoy the wines! Share photos of your favorite bottles along with your own opinions, tasting notes, pairing ideas or whatever else comes to mind.
- Make sure to tag your posts with #LanguedocDay and mention @VinsduLanguedoc to join the conversation, and follow along to see what others are saying.
Languedoc Day Challenge
The gif below gives you few simple instructions on how to share better your #LanguedocDay with the wine community:
What Wines Can I Buy?
Languedoc produces a wide range of wine types and styles, including sparkling, white, red and rosé.
Find out our selection of 8 World-Class Languedoc Wines for #Languedoc Day
A good place to start is to buy one bottle of each style. Don’t worry! In addition to their variety, Languedoc AOP wines are generally very affordable and provide solid value for money.
Here are suggestions for various Languedoc wine styles:
- Sparkling: Limouxis the original home of sparkling wine (even before Champagne!), offering extremely high quality at a fraction of the price.
- White: AOP Picpoul de Pinet, a white wine whose name means “lip-stinger” because of its zesty acidity, makes a perfect aperitif and pairs wonderfully with oysters.
- Red:AOP Corbières is home to wines of all colors, including hearty reds made from primarily Carignan grapes that often smell of “garrigue”, the local name for resinous herbs such as rosemary and thyme.
- Rosé:Many Languedoc AOPs produce beautiful rosy-hued wines that pair especially well with a salad or charcuterie plate.