Like many wine lovers the Rhône valley, and it's wines, intrigues me and has done ever since I became interested in the subject.
One of my earliest wine memories involved a bottle (or two) of Côtes du Rhône, a rather large chunk of Stilton cheese and a wonderful raucous evening spent with great friends.
I am forever being asked about Food Pairing and what wine goes well with this or that dish.
I have had many frantic last minute texts from people in the wine store staring, like deer in headlights, at the rows of bottles trying to find something to go with a certain dish.
Getting the "Floc" out is a common occurrence in the South West of France.
I get the "Floc" out often although I'm pretty sure most French don't snigger like kids when they do, the joke just doesn't seem to grow old with me.
I'm always up for a spot of wine tasting, plus I felt the need to visit a winemaking cooperative after writing Understanding Winemaking Cooperatives.
So, this week I was pleased to be invited for a tour at Producteurs Plaimont here in Southwest Franc