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Limoux (pronounced ‘li-moo’) in the foothills of the Pyrenees, is thought to be the birthplace of sparkling wine, predating Champagne by almost a century. In 1531 a Benedictine monk in the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire discovered that the wine he had bottled had started bubbling again.

Maison Antech, a sixth-generation run winery in the region, have a fabulous range of sparkling wines and pay homage to this original wine style with their 'méthode ancestrale’ style wine – a Wine Society favourite.

The winery dates back to the early 1900s when Eugénie Limouzy was one of the first women in Languedoc to manage a vineyard.

In this mini-masterclass, join Françoise Antech Gazeau, on a journey to the South of France to better understand this historical region, its indigenous grape varieties and unique wines.

For fizz fans out there – this is a session not to be missed