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Sud de France Majestic Tasting

Sud de France MapLast night Majestic staff were treated to a wine tasting in London hosted by Sud de France at The House of the Region Languedoc – Roussillon.

Picpoul de Pinet Prestige 2010/2010 Domaine Guillaume Cabrol  The evening centred around the wineries of Gerard Bertrand, Paul Mas, Laurent Miquel and Domaine Les Yeuses, represented by winemakers and members of the Sud de France Maison in London. A wide selection of wines were tried on the evening with my particular favourite being the Picpoul de Pinet, which is a natural partner for oysters!

I snuck in a bit early to ask the Wineries a few questions:

Château l'Hospitalet 2008 Grand Vin, Gérard Bertrand

What’s your favourite wine?

François Miquel: I’d start with a Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé, then Pinot Noir as a second wine and finish off with Château l’Hospitalet Grand Vin

Laurent Miquel: I’d like to try Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. I like to drink Syrah based wines, like Crozes-Hermitage.

If you didn’t work in Wine?

François Miquel: I’d like to be a mountain biker, or work in that industry. Also I like the Tour de France, my favourite rider from the Tour this year was Jean-Christophe Péraud, he finished 10th.

Laurent Miquel: I used to work in the car industry for Nissan in Sunderland. I speak a few words with a Geordie accent now!

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The wine in that glass was the Château l’Hospitalet – Louisa thinks it tastes like “peppery violet” #suddefrance

Favourite place in London?

François Miquel: I love the cliché: Piccadilly, Westminster and the typical London pubs.

Laurent Miquel: Indian Restaurants! We don’t have anything like this in France.

What is a regular feature in your fridge?

François Miquel: Wine for sure! White and red. Food, charcuterie, pâté, foie gras (always 4 or 5 boxes) tomatoes, salad, red meats and cheeses.

Fabienne Capello: A lot of red wines! For food, I’m Italian so I like, Mozzarella, basil, good tomatoes and pasta. I can also make anything with pasta.SuddeFrance