Author Archives: Heather King

French Wine Scholar

French Wine Scholar: Languedoc Roussillon

Technically, Languedoc and Roussillon are in fact two distinct regions with separate historical and cultural backgrounds. However, in 1972 they were joined administratively and together comprise the largest winemaking region in southern France and share the same grape varieties. The area is more frequently referred to as “Languedoc Roussillon”....
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French Wine Scholar: Bordeaux

We’ve arrived in the South of France this week in class. So, we turn our attention to Bordeaux and the wines of Southwest France. The wines of Bordeaux are a revered French wine icon. They are age-worthy and highly prized. When Robert Parker launched <em>Wine Advocate and fell in...
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French Wine Scholar: Bourgogne

The most important lesson from our Bourgogne class: Bourgogne = Burgundy. For some reason, Bourgogne was the only French wine region to be translated, and in English-speaking countries is called Burgundy. It’s long caused confusion to consumers who find only Bourgogne mentioned on wine labels so a shift is...
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