And the best sommelier in Europe and Africa is…

A tense final in Austria has seen one sommelier rise above rivals to be named the best in Europe and Africa. Raimonds Tomsons, of Riga in Latvia, has been named the best sommelier in Europe and Africa after he beat rivals at the grand final held by the International Sommelier … Read More


Orange wines: it’s time to get in tou

It’s the new colour on the wine spectrum – white wine made as if it were a red. Simon Woolf debunks the myths behind this centuries-old style of vinification…  image: Orange wines are the most characterful, thrilling and food-friendly styles on our shelves today, with their deep hues, intense … Read More


Vignes, où sont les femmes ?

En ce mercredi 8 mars, Journée internationale de lutte pour les Droits des Femmes, le domaine départemental de Pierresvives à Montpellier se penche sur le rôle joué par les femmes dans l’histoire et le développement de la viticulture dans l’Hérault, en particulier, et en France en général. En trois conférences … Read More


Red wine fights ageing…

… but only if you drink 2,500 bottles a day Drinking red wine to help prevent ageing would only be useful if someone drank more than 2,500 bottles per day, UK health officials have warned following several reports on a new research study. A US study on mice found that … Read More


Why is organic wine so hard to make?

In these naturally-focused times, the idea of organic wine is sexy, and it’s no mystery why. Just the word “biodiversity” has a nice ring to it. But it’s not just a word. Practicing biodiversity in the vineyard means using nature’s own cycles and rhythms to promote growth. It means choosing … Read More


Wine tastes the same on fruit and root days

Time to leave the biodynamic calendar behind? Wine tastes the same on fruit and root days There’s been a lot of talk about the biodynamic calendar in the wine trade. At wine tastings, it’s not unusual for tasters to start muttering that the wines aren’t showing very well. Then someone … Read More

Paris, France - April 26, 2013: Tourists walk past a cafeteria and souvenir store. Paris is the most visited city in the world.

Raw Wine, the New Natural Wine ?

France Tries to Define Natural Wine Officials want to regulate the category as it competes with organic and biodynamic, but not even winemakers can agree on a definition Natural wine bars and shops have become a phenomenon in Paris streets over the past five years. Stroll the streets of Paris, … Read More


You’re Probably Drinking Bubbles Wrong

All the Ways You’re Probably Drinking Bubbles Wrong (and How to Fix It) T&C talked to master sommeliers and top restaurant wine directors to get the scoop on how to enjoy bubbles to its full potential. Popping the cork of a champagne bottle is one of the best ways to … Read More


The health benefits of gin

7 reasons gin is good for you When Julia Child, who lived to the age of 91, was asked about the secret to her longevity, she replied: ‘Red meat and gin.’ And while we can’t responsibly advocate chasing your steak and chips with a glass or seven every night, there … Read More


How to count the calories in wine

Wine can cause weight gain because it is a concentrated source of calories, says Beverley Blanning MW, who explains some of the options for wine lovers to consider. Do you care how many calories are in your glass of wine? Let us know in the comment section below. Ask Decanter: … Read More

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LePlan-Vermeersch on Google Store Locator

If you’re looking for : Tasting LePlan wine by the glass in a bar, or drinking LePlan wine in a nice restaurant …    Finding yourself a catering company and throw a party with LePlan wine …     Buying some LePlan wine for a friend, or buying some LePlan … Read More


What is Orange wine …

Orange wine? Yes, orange wine. Just like the family of tastes (sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness) has gained a new member – umami, orange wine became the fourth of the traditional wine colors – white, red and rosé. The term “orange wine” is more or less new. It was formed by … Read More


Which Rose are you?

Which Rose wine do you prefer? Summer is here and makes us thirsty… We have 3 rose wines in our store: The Classic LePlan Grenache 0.75 L is what we call a Fruity rose, it has fresh notes of cherry and crushed strawberry. And in the mouth you experience a crisp beginning … Read More


Why I don’t want to be a winemaker…

Jefford on Monday: Why I’m not a wine-grower. At a time of year when many people nourish wine-making dreams, Andrew Jefford provides a reality check. Why I don’t want to be a winemaker… When those I meet on my travels find out that I live in the Languedoc, they often ask … Read More