Tagged with "AOC"

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Exploring the cheeses of France – An AOC goats’ cheese called Banon.

France was virtually built on cheese – and so was I (much to the chagrin of my doctor). Since moving to Provence I’ve discovered a penchant for very different styles of cheese than I was accustomed to in London. Namely goats’ cheeses – soft and hard. Some amazing, some less so. So I’ve taken it […]

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The making of Banon cheese in Provence

Banon is a gorgeous goats’ cheese (chèvre) that gained its AOC in 2003.  It was first made in the village of Puimichel, approximately 1.5 hours north of our village Cotignac in the département of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.  Here we show how the Ouidette family make their outstanding chèvre.

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Explaining the classification system in Bordeaux with Gavin Quinney

In this series of videos, Gavin Quinney (the English owner of Chateau Bauduc) discusses wines and winemaking in Bordeaux. Here Gavin does his best to explain how the Bordeaux wines (with around 60 AOCs) are made extra complication by the extra layer of special classifications.

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The French and the AOC system with Gavin Quinney

In this series of videos, Gavin Quinney (the English owner of Chateau Bauduc) discusses wines and winemaking in Bordeaux. Here Gavin explains what it’s like to make wine in the very regulated French system of the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée). Given that winemakers from the ‘New World’ (Australia and New Zealand for example) can do […]

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The 1855 Classification of Bordeaux with Gavin Quinney

In this series of videos, Gavin Quinney (the English owner of Chateau Bauduc) discusses wines and winemaking in Bordeaux. He he explains how this 1855 classification of the top wines Bordeaux wines came about.

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A quick overview of the Bordeaux wine region with Gavin Quinney

In this series of videos, Gavin Quinney (the English owner of Chateau Bauduc) discusses wines and winemaking in Bordeaux. He here gives us a brief overview of the wines and regions of Bordeaux.

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300 days a year of wind in Colliourre

Collioure is a wine Appellation (AOC) that makes lovely full-bodied red wine made from grenache and mourvedre grapes and is one of the smallest AOC vineyards in France. The ancient terraced vines in the hills behind the pretty harbour town also provide tiny sunbaked grapes for the famous Banyuls (Banyuls AOC) aperitif and desert wine. […]