The wines of Domaine de Lauroux in SW France will be on taste at Nantwich Food & Drink Festival in Cheshire from 25-27 September 2009.
Karen Kitchener, owner of the Domaine with husband Nicholas, will be giving a tutored tasting of 3 of their Cotes de Gascogne wines on each day of the festival (2.30pm
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Part of our series featuring places for a short stay in the in France we visit the Gers, South West France.
Le Weekend in…Eauze
Where to stay? Domaine de Lauroux at Manciet. Domaine de Lauroux, situated 2km from the town of Manciet.where Karen and Richard Kitchener run a wine and Armagnac domaine
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Armagnac is a brandy from Gascony with similarities to Cognac which is made 100 miles to the north in the Charentes.
Armagnac pre-dates cognac by about 150 years but never seems to have been as commercially successful or available, tending to be appreciated more by restaurants, connoisseurs and the locals.There are 3 Aramgnac producing areas
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The Domaine de Lauroux at Manciet (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees) is run by English couple Nick and Karen Kitchener, who also make wines and Floc de Gascogne on their 19 hectare vineyard in the Bas Armagnac region. Their Armagnacs are made from 100% Ugni Blanc grapes grown on silica clay soils on slopes and plateaux
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Marciac (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees between Auch and Pau) would usually be one of those small southern French towns you’d pass through without too much thought, except in the first 2 weeks of August every year when it goes Jazz Crazy with its Festival of Jazz in Marciac (or JIM as it is known to
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