IGP Pays d’Oc Cocktail Hour – Sept. 25

Savour the South of France with John Szabo M.S. and Sara d’Amato

Join John Szabo MS and Sara d’Amato at 5 PM on September 25th for a tasting of wines from one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations on France’s Mediterranean Coast, the Pays d’Oc. The wines are every bit as popular as the destination with 25 bottles of Pays d’Oc IGP sold every second worldwide making it the most exported IGP of France. Ensconced in the territory of the Languedoc-Roussillon, the Pays d’Oc is the most productive IGP designation in France and it is also the fastest growing when it comes to sustainable and organic production. More than just pleasure-for-price, the area is a non-conformist playground, thanks to the freedom afforded specifically by the IGP designation, where you can find creative wines of quality, unique in France. There is no room for pretence in these wines that aim to show varietal distinctiveness and diversity, and are inventively marketed to those of us outside of Europe.

Register here to join in with your favourite Pays d’Oc wines or find the featured wines (see below) at your local LCBO and taste along with Sara and John. There is no cost to register.

To brush up on the region before the cocktail hour, take a look at Sara’s recent article: Unmasking the IGP Pays d’Oc.

Date: Saturday, September 25th
Time: 5pm
Where: Zoom

Featured Wines:

Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2020
L’ Orangeraie Rosé 2020
Chapoutier Marius Syrah Grenache 2019
Gerard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

We will also be live on Facebook, make sure to ‘like’ us in order to get notifications.

To chat with us, you’ll need to need to use Zoom (which is free). If you are new to Zoom, give yourself a few minutes to download and install the app prior to 5pm.

We hope to see you online!