Here’s a bright way of learning about the diverse wines from the sunny South West of France. The new Occitanie Wine School on YouTube offers 11 sip-size, short videos for you to watch free right now by clicking here – wherever you may be and whenever you have a moment.
Experienced sommeliers have found the fact packed videos very handy as a refresher, and every wine lover will find something new to learn about this fascinating and distinctive region. Each video uniquely offers a memorable guide in just five to ten minutes. You can start the series anytime, or with any episode to learn essential facts about the appellation, from soil to climate, through to history and tasting.
An insight into the wine regions of Occitanie is hosted by Matthew Stubbs MW. The masterclasses are dedicated to some of the best and most emblematic appellations of the region, such as Limoux, Picpoul de Pinet, Lirac, Cahors, Pays d’Oc, to name a few.
Those of you who have travelled to explore this beautiful part of France will know that the Region of Occitanie combines the vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon, most of the South West and a small section of the south-west Rhone valley. Its wines offer value for money that is one of the best in the world and hard to beat. Within a two-hour drive you will find every style of wine in one place from a multitude of terroirs, grape varieties and over 20,000 individual growers and producers. It is a never-ending source of fascination, interest and excitement.