CC Wine Society

CC Wine Society

We’re going to have some fun with this Wine Soc. We love the Languedoc Roussillon and the wine it produces. For 10 years our list has focussed on the area. Our Wine Society, founded in Autumn 2021, celebrates our relationship with the region and gives you the opportunity to indulge and explore too. We’ve had wonderful times meeting passionate Vignerons, tasting, choosing and eating with them and with our friends at Cambridge Wine Merchants (CWM).We want to share with you the delights of this area and so please sign up and join us (No subscription charge).

Join CC Wine Society HERE

The benefits of joining:

  • Join our team of Languedoc enthusiasts. We will share our trips, reviews, news and give you the chance to go and see for yourself.
  • Discounts on some beautiful wine and special offers when you dine with us.
  • Jump to the head of the queue for wine dinners and tasting events.
  • A chance to win a yearly trip to one of our favourite spots – Domaine Gayda (see below).
  • Discounts on exclusive mixed case.

Matthew Stubbs (Master of Wine), an expert in the area, introduces our new CC Wine Society.

Events and Perks

We will regularly be updating the website below with wine nights, wine and dine deals, featured wines and information, winners of trips (see below for our first to Domaine Gayda) and general perks for being part of our new formed Wine Soc.

Thank you for taking part and coming with us on our wine journey.

The Cock Wine Dinner:

The First Wine Society Dinner was a treat. Thank you to Hal and The Duke from Cambridge Wine Merchants for taking part and informing us. The next event will be at The Cock at Hemingford on Thursday 3rd March again with expert witness’ on hand!

The evening will kick off with canapes and fizz at 6.30 and a three courser + cheese will kick off at 7pm. Menu will be with available early January but trust us, you can book now, it’ll be cracking.

You can now book here

Photo to the right: Simon Coulshaw from Domaine des Trinites covered in Mourvedre juice. One of our favourite characters in the Languedoc and his wines will certainly feature on March 3rd.

Simon Coulshaw (The Coulsh) Domaine Trinites

Wine and Dine in December

A wonderful Languedoc Wine at a knock out price for the month of December: When booking please mention the offer, online or on the phone. £19 to you, normally £38.

Join and Win a Trip for two to Domaine Gayda.

This Wonderful Trip for Two includes:

Two return flights to Carcasonne (from Stansted); Pick up and return to Airport, two nights in one of Gayda’s luxury Gites, tour, a tasting and a meal in the restaurant. (They have a lovely pool too!)

Watch the Domaine Gayda video:

Trip between May and Mid July – a date to suit you.

There are two routes to winning: Either answer this Question: Which grape normally associated with Bordeaux and the Loire makes up Domaine Gayda’s Figure Libre Red? It’s a humdinger of a red on our list. You must have joined the CC Wine Soc and then please send reply to: ccwinesoc@cambscuisine.com

OR

 Purchase from Cambridge Wine Merchant’s Sud de France range (online and in-store)  between 21 Oct – 30 Nov, either by purchasing the 12 case offer deal (see below) or buying something from this range. (CWM are offering 10% off 3 or more on this range).

The winner will be selected randomly on Tuesday 30th of November.

T&C’s for the competition: Must be 25 years or over to enter. Only open to UK residents. Must have a valid passport and drivers licence. Winners will need to arrange their own transportation to the designated airport (Stansted). Winners will need to organise their own transportation in France (car rental not provided). Covid regulations / restriction need to be adhered to.

Matthew Stubbs Sud de France Master Level Course

Matthew Stubbs (MW – see video above) was an inspiration to us when deciding to focus on the area for our wine list. He has a wine school which he runs from Domaine Gayda and it was here where we had the epiphany! He is an expert of the area and we would highly recommend his courses should you wish to learn more about the area.

Subscribers get 20% off the £400 course.

Price £320 – 2 day course + accreditation.

More Information here

Matthew Stubbs - A wine taster

Sud de France Case Wine deal with Cambridge Wine Merchants

Much of the time the Society will have a case of wine deal  – straight from our friends at Cambridge Wine Merchants. These will always be terrific value and represent a first rate reflection of wines in the area.

Click Here to reveal the Case deal or other deals Here.

 

News from The Duke:

Stew Travers (Cambridge Wine) has been at the heart of the operation – that is to bring top quality, terrific value wine to our list, direct from the Languedoc. We have been working with him for over 10+ years now and have got to know much about his knowledge of the area. So extensive is it that we nick name him ‘The Duke’ Of the Languedoc:

His latest recommendations are here:

Dom des Terres Falmet Mourvèdre 2019 Vin de France £13.99 rrp (please contact for your wholesale price)

 17/20 jancisrobinson.com

 “The Pinot-like face of Mourvèdre. It’s rare to taste a Mourvèdre so translucent, so elegant, so light touch. The blue fruit is clear as a bell, the tannins feel as soft as peeled plum skins, the spine of the wine is long and dark-stoned, the finish is fragrant, fresh, forest, garrigue. You could not find Mourvèdre as gentle as this, possibly anywhere in the world. And yet it is St-Chinian to it very core. VGV”. (TC)

Full bottle 1,156 g. Certified HVE. Pesticide-free vineyards. Hand-picked grapes. Old-vine Mourvèdre from St-Chinian, but because St-Chinian AOC regulations stipulate that wines must be a blend, this has to be Vin de France.

Alcohol 13.5%

Score 17/20

When to drink 2021 – 2027

Date tasted 6 Nov 2021

Reviewer Tamlyn Currin

Stockist £13.99 Cambridge Wine Merchants

Dom des Terres-Falmet Cinsault 2020 Vin de France £11.99rrp (please ask for  wholesale price)

 17/20 jancisrobinson.com

 “Every time I taste a Cinsault like this, I want to make a public declaration that the world has got Cinsault wrong. It’s not a blending component, or a rosé-wine grape, or a grape that should be expressed in any way other than this silky-fine, translucent, ephemerality. It really is the Pinot of the south. The tannins are like a little silk slip, almost falling off the gentle rosehip-red, cherry-ripe fruit. The finish has the sweet minty breath of an early summer morning. Almost painfully under-priced! VGV”. (TC) jancisrobinson.com

 Full bottle 1,156 g. Certified HVE. Yves Falmet is deeply committed to chemical-free farming. 100% Cinsault from three plots of bush-wine Cinsault on his large unbroken hillside vineyard, which is entirely classified under the St-Chinian appellation (the wine can’t be labelled St-Chinian because it is 100% Cinsault) on stony limestone. The grapes are harvested ripe, by hand. Destemmed, lightly crushed, fermentation and hot maceration (about 25 °C) in tank for three weeks, with twice daily pumping over. The wines are drawn off in October, then racked twice over the following months. In tank for about five months with no fining and very light filtration.

Alcohol 13%

Score 17/20

When to drink 2021 – 2024

Date tasted 6 Nov 2021

Reviewer Tamlyn Currin

Stockist £11.99 Cambridge Wine Merchants

 

A man touching the soil in a vineyard