Gosh we are a speedy company these days! Laithwaites customer John Hart sent me this email with link to a bit of BBC film about the problems in the vineyards of Languedoc. Worth watching.
Message for Tony Laithwaite: take a look at this BBC article:
… then contact Jean-Claude Mas and rescue him from the clutches of the big supermarkets … sounds like he needs your support!
Jean Paul Mas is one of the brightest, most open-minded winegrowers of the region. The fact that he sells a lot of wine in the UK, US and Australia called 'Arrogant Frog' says a lot about him. Like he isn't arrogant.
We have, arriving soon, his Sauvignon Blanc Domaine Vié (“best white wine of my trip" buyer Abi Hirshfeld, "Mon Dieu! Ee ees betteur zan moi!!" Chief Winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua), and his Pinot Noir 'Beaujour' from Limoux: “far better than generic Burgundy, barrel-aged, really seductive, charming wine, brings a smile to your face. What Pinot Noir should taste like and so rarely does” raves Abi.
See how fast we move? These wines are not yet bottled but by all means call your friendly wine advisor and they'll put you down for some.