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Wine and tapas lunch tasting

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Coustouge

Wine and tapas lunch tasting - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Coustouge
Local flavours

21 Route de Durban - Coustouge

The wine and food school of the Corbières.

Learn about the wines and foods of the Languedoc-Roussillon over lunch

Emma will guide you through the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon using eight wines from across the Languedoc-Roussillon and partnering each wine with at least one homemade, delicious tapas dish. During lunch you will not only be taken on a vinous and gastronomic tour of the region, but you will ; learn how to taste like a pro, how to shop for wines to suit your palate, how to partner wines with food and gain a better understanding of this diverse and complex region.


Wine and tapas lunch tasting
3h00 - 1 person
50 €


+33 6 46 48 59 57
+33 4 68 33 07 61
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Practical information

EstablishmentLa Maison du Rire
Participants' profileAdults
Good to knowAccessible to people with reduced mobility
In detail

The tasting can take place at your venue or you can come to Coustouge. Reservation is essential. Contact Emma for more details. 06 46 48 59 57

Establishment policy

Security depositDown payment of 25% of the total service price
PaymentCredit card, bank transfer, paypal, cash
There is a minimum of 6 participants required for the 50 € pp tariff. For a group of 4 the tariff is 65 € pp. For Emma to come to a venue of your choice the pp tariff is 55 € for a minimum of 6 participants.

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Customer reviews

Value for money
Londres, United Kingdom
July 2018
Thoroughly recommended, an excellent way to spend the afternoon
It was our first "proper" trip to the Languedoc-Roussillon and my wife suggested we book in at the La Maison du Rire as "something to do which sounds quite fun". I think (update : *thought*) I know my way around a bottle of wine so gladly agreed. Originally we planned to travel ourselves to Emma's place but then realised that I wouldn't be able to take part (I don't drink and drive) which kind of defeated the object of going ! We realised that for not much more money, Emma would bring the whole shebang to us which was absolutely perfect. There was five of us - four Brits and our French nephew - and it was great to see everyone enter into the spirit of the tasting. Emma thoughtfully provided a spittoon for our use but, being Brits, it barely got used ! Emma is a brilliant educator - we all learned lots about the region, the varieties of wine, the grapes, the geology, and the history of wine in the area. She also spent some time showing us how different wines can dramatically affect the food we are eating and how we can better choose wine to suit the food or foods to accentuate the wine we drink. Much of this was a revelation to our sons and the nephew. We made our way through several decent bottles of wine from different parts of the region with each one getting steadily more complex as we progressed. I have to say that the food Emma made for our lunch was absolutely first class and is to be recommended on its own ! Learning how to taste wine - truly taste wine, not just drink it down- is an art form which many people ignore. This is a mistake. To truly taste a wine, identify the flavours on offer and to pick out different accents in the wine is hard but Emma was great at showing us the way. Again, this is brilliant from an educational perspective but also helps when mixing and matching as we go forwards. I need to add that although I make a big deal about the educational aspect of this, I don't want to make it sound dull. Far from it ! Emma makes learning about wine a fun thing to do but her depth of knowledge about the whole thing was outstanding which added to the event. Both my sons were writing up notes like it was a university lecture. I suspect some of the handwriting might have been a bit "iffy" towards the end.. Emma has recently (-ish) produced a book of recipes and information about the L-R region and all the food we ate was taken from this book. It's well produced, looks great and it will be used extensively in the coming months. Recommended. In summary then, La Maison Du Rire is whole heartedly recommended - great food, great wine and Emma is a great host. If I could give six stars out of five, I would !

Places of interest nearby

Church Saint-Laurent (3.4 mi)
Castle of Cascastel (4.3 mi)
Church Saint-Étienne (4.6 mi)
Wood of the Pinède (5 mi)
Castle of Durban (5.2 mi)
Chapel Saint-Hippolyte (5.3 mi)
Castle of Villerouge-Termenès (6.5 mi)
Tower of Fabrezan (6.5 mi)
Lagrasse (6.9 mi)
Museum Le 1900 (7 mi)

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Outings nearby

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Sainte-Lucie Island
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Lake Jouarres
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Accommodation nearby

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