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Mike & Gary's Bon Voyage: La Pèira (Part I)

Next up on our bon voyage through the Languedoc was a winery I had huge anticipation of visiting after this write-up - and the highest rating ever given - by Wine Library's Gary Vaynerchuk:“The flagship wine from this new venture is easily going to be the next great global cult wine.

Mike & Gary's Bon Voyage: Introduction

Last year I embarked on a visit to the Languedoc-Roussillon with fellow wine importer Gary Gubbins of Red Nose Wine. The main purpose was to visit two landmark wineries of the region, one an established icon, one a rising star, and to learn a bit more about this rising star region of southern France.

Our top 10 reds of the year

Following on from our teaser post yesterday, today we reveal our very own wine hit parade: our top 10 reds and top 10 whites of the year, as voted by our customers in terms of what they've been buying in 2011. First up, our top 10 reds, so in reverse order we begin our countdown:10.

Wine as a matter of course

Here's a more tempting angle on back to school. We thought you might be interested to know that Jack Barrett of Woodstock to Rootstock will be beginning the eleventh year of his informative and engagingly friendly wine courses this autumn. The first session of the six-week course takes place at 7.

Tests of strength

The American Association of Wine Economists can't be accused of doing things by half measures: a recent study, according to a report for the Guardian by Robert Booth, draws on sixteen years' analysis of the actual alcohol content of 129,000 wines compared with the degree stated on the bottle label.