The wines that were created for baguettes.

 


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The wines that were created for baguettes. We’ve all heard the name Pays d’Oc, and many of us are familiar with the history of the French appellation, born as a replacement for the Vins de Pays ‘country wines’ of the past. These are the little engines that could. While Pays d’Oc is so much more than Vins de Pays was, it can be hard for wine drinkers to forget the connotation.
 
Snooth and Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer hosted a tasting featuring eight impressive wines from the region a few years ago. The tasting perfectly illustrated what Pays d’Oc means in today’s wine market. Before that tasting, I was not a believer. But that evening I discovered just how far the wines of Pays d’Oc have come over the last fifteen years. That's why I am still drinking Pays d’Oc wines today. And there are a few key grapes and producers who never fail to deliver.

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