The lovely Wendy Gedney is publishing her first book, ‘The Wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon’, on February 18th. Beautifully illustrated by local artist Jenny Baker, it is a history of the region’s wines, with details of the 49 appellations and the IGPs, their terroir, the local landscape and of course the cuisine.
Wendy is the perfect person to fill you in on this fascinating region. She divides her time between being a wine educator with The Wine Wise Company, based in Warwickshire in the UK, and guiding wine enthusiasts around the Languedoc-Roussillon, her second home since 2000, with Vin en Vacances. I toured Languedoc-Rousillion with Wendy a few years ago and, since we were particularly interested in the Cathar heritage of the region, it was her passion and knowledge of the region’s history as well as the wines that impressed. This, with her sense of humour and knowledge of the best places to dine, made for a great trip. Apart from the name, Wendy and I have a few things in common that you may have picked up on, we are both from the Midlands, both wine educators and both spend part of our lives amongst the vines in France and, unsurprisingly, following our trip have now become firm friends!
Wendy is launching her book at Underwood’s Wine Warehouse in Warwick, England, February 18th starting at 6pm. Call in for a glass of Languedoc wine whilst picking up your signed copy. Signed copies will also be available in London at the Maison de Languedoc in Cavendish Square, London. On the 20th February she will be teaming up with Château Les Carasses who offer luxury accommodation in the heart of the Languedoc and on the 21st with Grape Escapes wine tour company with whom she works. Both events start at 5pm and are a great way to learn about wine tourism available in the region. Contact Wendy Gedney for more info.
After all this, the book will be available on Amazon, but for your signed copy delivered to your door (£20 plus p&p) please just drop her an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the ideal book for anyone who has an interest in learning more about this intriguing region and its wines, some of which represent really good value for money – she’ll tell you which ones!