September 13, 2007

Tough Day of Tasting

It was a tough job.
But somebody had to do it.

I selflessly volunteered my time yesterday to help a friend in need. You see, she needed to do some research for her work which involved several meetings, and hours and hours of driving around the region.

I knew she would need some help navigating the small roads through the vineyards to the Châteaus and Domaines. I didn't want her to get lost!
And of course she would want another opinion about the glasses and glasses of Coteaux de Languedoc wine she would be tasting.
So, I reluctantly gave up a day sitting in front of my computer to help. I'm just that kind of friend.
Besides, how could I leave her alone to explore Saint Guilhem le Désert, one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France? And I didn't want her to have to endure a solitary lunch at a restaurant. A real friend would be there to keep her company.
And I was.

All that delicious wine tasting, meeting wonderful vignerons and seeing an entirely new area of the Languedoc was tough, but I'm always happy to help out a friend. Pin It


Ian said...

....and so which Châteaux and Domaines did you visit? and what were the wines like? I think we should be told!!

Loulou said...

If you click on the words Châteaus and Domaines, it links to two of the three we visited. The third, Domaine d'Aupilhac's website is down so I couldn't link to it.

Yes, I should have written that the wine from d'Aupilhac was incredible, especially the following: la Boda AOC Montpeyroux Coteaux de Languedoc 2004 and les Cocalieres AOC Coteaux de Languedoc 2005.

katiez said...

You poor thing... you ae indeed, a good friend!

wcs said...

Oh, the sacrifices we make...

Loulou said...

I think the sacrifice was worth it.

(I hope she has to go again soon!)

so true....

jojo said...

I recall my first visit to Mas de Daumas Gassac in the mid 80's when the wine was still affordable by mere mortals. Wine still wonderful but gone are those days!

Loulou said...

no kidding! I'd actually never heard of them until Wednesday. Nice Domaine, I plan to visit again.