Working at Clos Centeilles – Languedoc

Last summer I spent some time working at Clos Centeilles, a ‘premier cru’ vineyard from the AOC Minervois La Livinière region of Languedoc. Situated close to the town of Siran, this 13 hectare estate produces around 60,000 bottles a year. The name Centeilles comes from the Chapelle Notre-Dame Centeilles, a 15th century church that is located…

The Loire Valley – Exploring Saumur

Last summer I was working for a couple of weeks in a small town just outside of Saumur. Here I helped out with the completion of a cooking school (which I would highly recommend visiting if you would like to learn how to cook French cuisine) and within the vineyard itself, Le Domaine de Baugé,…

Where it all began..

I’m still very new to wine and my knowledge is nothing more than that of an average person. However, what got me interested in wine, was a visit to Bordeaux a couple of summers ago. With friends I visited my first wine bar and it was a wonderful experience. The difference with a wine bar…