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7 Things You May Not Know About Picpoul de Pinet

Picpoul de Pinet has made me a lot of friends. It’s been essential chat fuel in London pubs since 2009. Here are seven facts you may not know about Picpoul de Pinet. It may even help with your next pub quiz. There’s a lot more to this easy white wine from Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France than you may expect.  1. One third of all Picpoul de Pinet production is sold in the U.K. 1.57 million bottles were drunk in 2017/2018 compared to 1.08 million in 2016/2017 – an increase of 46%. That’s a lot of after-work drinks. 2. The Picpoul de Pinet bottle is called a Neptune Since 1995, Picpoul de Pinet must be in a sleek green bottle. Up close, you will find it has three symbols on the glass: the waves of the sea around the neck of the bottle; the cross of its home in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon; and, columns along the base of the bottle as a nod to Roman Doric columns. It must have all three to be a real Picpoul …

What is your number one wine problem I can help you with?

Hello dear readers, Thanks for being here! If you have arrived at Wine Woman & Song from Google or social media, I want to warmly welcome you to my blog. It began in 2007 after I bought a brand spanking new Macbook laptop. As a copywriter, it was a dream come true to have such a zeitgeisty machine in my little one-bedroom flat. Do you mean, I can write whenever I want? Watch out world. In retrospect, you could say it was the ground zero in my wine-writing life. It’s also how I stumbled upon the new spaces growing online and became hooked on the early days of blogger, Facebook, Twitter, and even myspace (I blame our first myspace friend, Tom). Wine Woman & Song has certainly has been through many iterations since then. The world has changed. Almost unrecognizable. Although, like well-tilled soil, I’m excited to see what will sprout up from this time. Glass half full and all that. What I’d like to know from you is: What would you like to see …

what to drink during a financial crisis

“My clients’ enquiries: “Which wine is best to numb the pain and transport you most effectively from your woes?” What, for example, might the chief executive of the world’s fourth-largest investment bank pull up from his cellar, dizzy, reeling and nauseous, knowing that the jobs of 24,000 employees, a proud 158-year commercial history, over $600 billion and the reputation of an entire profession were about to go up in smoke?” I’d recommend a white wine from the south of France. A Picpoul de Pinet around £4 a bottle. Or better yet, crunch the credit card and buy a serious Champagne. One that asks questions and gives pause to reflect. Link: What to drink during a financial crisis