Sud de France gears up for its Rising Stars Tasting

Sud de France will be holding its annual Rising Stars Tasting on 20 October to showcase the best wines that are currently being made in the region but are as yet unavailable in the UK market.

The event, which takes place at the Maison de la Region in London between 10.30 and 5pm, will highlight wines from the newly extended region of Occitanie, which now combines the wines of both Languedoc-Roussillon and the Sud Ouest.

Thirteen producers from across Occitanie have been specially selected for the quality of the wines they are currently making; the group is ready to head to London to present these wines for the first time to the UK trade.

The wines had to go through a rigorous selection process by both UK and French wine media before being accepted at this event.

Isabelle Kanaan, executive director of Sud de France, said: “This is an essential tasting for anyone looking to enhance their Southern French wines portfolio at the premium end.

“These are the region’s most highly regarded exporters who are looking to secure partnerships with the UK trade.”

Visitors will also be able to pick up a Midi Card, Sud de France’s brand new loyalty card launched earlier this year, from the registration desk when they arrive. Stamps will be given each time they attend a Sud de France event and those who present a full card will then receive a mixed case of stand-out premium wines from the region. Other benefits are also available to card holders.

Registration is now open at rising

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