NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tweet along in celebration of Languedoc AOC wines this May 30, 2014. This will be the official date of this year’s #LanguedocDay, a national Twitter tasting celebrating Languedoc AOC wines. 2013 was an excellent vintage for Languedoc where other French wines regions struggled, and this is an excellent opportunity to seek out Languedoc wines from 2013 and see their quality. All wine fans are invited to join the conversation by using #LanguedocDay.
The Languedoc (pronounced “long-dock”) produces many well-known grape varieties including Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre to name a few, as well as some others like Picquepoul, Carignan and Mauzac. Languedoc AOC wines blend these grapes into some of the most exciting wines coming out of France today. And many of the wines are very affordable, with an average retail price of about $15.
#LanguedocDay is sponsored by Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL), joint trade council of the wines of Languedoc, representing the entire AOC wines sector and as of June 2012, the IGP sector as well. Languedoc is France’s wine most dynamic wine region, where local AOC regulations allow greater freedom to forward-looking winemakers to experiment than in most other French wine regions. Languedoc wines are an exciting and accessible discovery for US wine drinkers.
The conversation will be on Twitter, but wine fans are encouraged to find or organize a tasting in their own area. Consumers in Boston and Chicago can check these links for in-store tasting events happening at local retailers on May 30 in conjunction with the L’Aventure Languedoc retail and restaurant promotion, providing an opportunity to taste and tweet about Languedoc AOC wines:
For more information on #LanguedocDay and L’Aventure Languedoc, see languedocadventure.com. And follow Languedoc Wines on Twitter (@LanguedocWines) and Facebook (facebook.com/LanguedocWines).