|Languedoc winemakers the Outsiders hold London tasting|
|Written by Laura Heywood|
|Friday, 26 October 2012 10:59|
A group of Languedoc-Roussillon wine producers who call themselves the Outsiders thanks to their alternative approach to winemaking will be coming together on November 1 in London to show a selection of 40 wines.
Hailing from England, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, the US, Bordeaux and Brittany, the 10 producers have all relocated to the Languedoc-Roussillon.
The Outsiders share "a common vision but like to do things differently to make full use of the region's highly diverse soil types, climatic conditions and grape varieties," according to a spokesman.
Most of the Outsiders don't come from wine backgrounds, with members having experience in nursery school teaching, business management, advertising, sales and marketing, language teaching, property construction, IT and finance.
The producers in the group include Château d'Anglès; Château de Combebelle; Château Rives-Blanques; Domaine de Cébène; Clos du Gravillas; Domaine de Saumarez; Domaine Sainte Croix; Domaine Sainte Rose; Domaine Treloar; and Domaine Turner Pageot.
The tasting will take place from 10am-6pm at Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon, 6 Cavendish Square, London W1.