Many people come to Languedoc Roussillon, south France, to sample the region ’s cuisine, restaurants and food. Although the cuisine of Languedoc is arguably not French cooking at its most creative, it is nonetheless fresh, tasty and exceptionally good value for money.
Good food is extremely important to the people of the region. Work stops for a couple of hours at lunchtime as colleagues or family members get together to “break a crust”. Eating is an extremely social affair in Languedoc – meals can often take in several courses and can last for hours as bits of news and gossip are exchanged around the table.
A meal in the Languedoc wouldn't be complete if not accompaied by a glass of fine local wine. The Languedoc-Roussillon is currently one of the world’s most interesting wine making regions and its huge range of wines are widely acknowledged by critics and experts as worthy of attention, awards and accolades.
The only problem – if having a huge range of wines to sample can be called a problem – is getting to grips with it all. With red, white, rosé, sweet or sparkling, plus varietals, AOCs, Vin de Pays, single cépage wines and blends to choose from, where do you start?
Crème de Languedoc can help you find your way through the wine maze. We’ve identified some of the best places you can go, while visiting the region, to get yourself acquainted with Languedoc-Roussillon’s best wines and producers.