The old, the new, the classics and the forgotten. Noilly Prat, Lillet, Suze, Calvados, Kir, Pastis, Cognac, Cointreau, Absinthe and French beer and cider. The list is almost endless. Here you’ll find some stories, regional favourites, recommendations and what you will find locally staying in one of our quality rental properties. It’s not all alcohol ! Perrier, of course with its history of famous advertising posters. Santé!
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18 May 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Drinks, Tourism

Terra Vinea, underground wine museum

This exceptional site hosts gigantic underground galleries with a discovery tour of the history of vines and wine in Narbonne. The numerous wine aging barrels of the Chai Cathédrale will guide you in particular towards the reconstructions of an ancient Roman wine-growing villa, a medieval banquet and towards a museum of the tools and machines used to work the vines over the years.

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05 September 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Drinks, Gastronomy

Wine tasting in the Minervois

The Festival of TASTES EN MINERVOIS, created in 2015 by the winegrowers of the Appellation to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their AOC, has become the major annual event for epicureans around the alliance of wines and contemporary gastronomy. Scheduled for the first weekend of September, it also celebrates the start of the harvest.

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25 August 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Nature , Drinks

Harvest time has come

We are soon in September, it's harvest time. It is during this period that the winegrowers harvest the grapes from their vines to make their wine production. By hand or by machine, the vendange is generally between the end of August and October, depending on the region.

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03 August 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Drinks

Cabanel - fine wines and spirits in Carcassonne

Founded in 1868, the Cabanel shop offers artisanal alcohols and spirits in the heart of Carcassonne. Cabanel products were first created by Joseph Cabanel in 1868. In a period setting combining tradition and authenticity, you will be offered a range of wines and spirits from all over the Carcassonnaise region, and also from all over the world.

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31 December 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Drinks

Champagne in the spotlight for the holidays

The time has come for a toast with the family! It's time to take out your finest flutes and your best champagne from the cellar. Like all wines, champagne must be stored at a stable temperature, between 10 and 12 degrees and protected from light so as not to lose taste qualities.

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13 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Drinks, Tourism, Pure France

Visit Noilly Prat in Marseillan

Noilly Prat is one of the most drinks in the world. Joseph Noilly, a herbalist, developed the first formula in 1813, 50 years before the now archetypal vermouth, Martini. "White" Noilly Prat is the archetype of dry, straw-coloured French vermouth. Noilly Prat now makes Red and Ambre vermouths as well, introduced in the 1960s and 1980s, but they are less widely known. Produced in the small seaside town of Marseillan, there are organised daily visits as well as a large shop.

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09 August 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Drinks, Tourism, Wines

The City of Wine in Bordeaux

An emblematic place in Bordeaux, where you will discover the history of wine in the form of a museum and exhibition, tastings, events and restaurants. A permanent route will be offered to you, with a virtual tour of the exhibition, a belvedere, and a temporary exhibition.

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