Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Le Wine Shop - Pézenas


Not to be confused with Le Wine Shop, Greenwich, Connecticut, which is the first thing that comes up when you google Le Wine Shop, without a specific location.   Pézenas has a new wine shop, the brainchild of Dominic George, no relation, and it is well worth a visit.  It opened a couple of months ago, and I popped in yesterday as I am making a flying visit to the Languedoc this week, and Dominic showed me round. 

Le Wine Shop is well situated, at 65 avenue de Verdun.    Come off D13 as you approach Pézenas, and at the first roundabout turn right for Pézenas centre, and then, almost immediately, turn right into a parking area, and Le Wine shop is on your left.   It is cheerful and welcoming, and encourages you to browse, and buy. No surprise that Dominic is specialising in the Languedoc with a strong concentration of local wines – Turner-Pageot,  Ste. Hlaire, Sarabande are but a few names that I spotted, but Dominic has also ventured further afield, and found estates that were new to me – such a cheerful Côtes du Roussillon Villages,  Domaine la Toupie, that I enjoyed for dinner last night, with lots of warm spicy fruit, and just the thing on a  chilly autumn evening.  There was a Corbières, Domaine Aonghusa and a Minervois, Domaine des Maels too.  And there are wines from further afield, the Loire Valley and champagne.  At the moment a further reason to visit is an exhibition of Affordable Art, with  four local artists exhibiting and selling their paintings.   The white washed walls make a perfect hanging space.    Dominic, and his associate Colin, are planning tastings and other events – next will be wine and mince pies on 7th December.

So do go and visit, and if you want to be put on their mailing list, send them an email at:

contact@lewineshop.fr

www.lewineshop.fr      where you will find the full list of wines. 


3 comments:

AlanM said...

Saw an advert for it last week and I hadn't realised it was a new venture. It took a second glance when we went past there the other day to actually see where it was. I must pop in. I visited the other new wine shop in the town, Vins des Villas opposite the Post Office last week. They have a selection of most of the big names of the region as well as many other estates and other parts of France too. Nice chap running it, we had a good conversation and he was very helpful.
If you're still in the area today Rosemary I hope you have battened down the hatches and got your sandbags ready!

Rosemary George MW said...

A friend told me about Vins des Villas yesterday morning, but I have yet to go and check it out. Project for the New Year. I am now back in London where the sun is shining!

Black Friday for Domaine de Sarabande in Faugeres is a flooded cellar, and so they are selling off bottles with damaged labels. Worth checking out.

AlanM said...

I visited the Domaine last year Rosemary. OK but having just bought a few cases at Mas Gabriel I am passing this time. Sad for them. Similar ill luck in recent months at Monplézy I gather. Precarious existence being a vigneron