As the serious players come out to play, we talk sadistic Slovenians, rustic French brandy, bracing bubbles from Languedoc and, as ever, some feeble wordplay and superfluous scatological schoolboy smut.
Buy Cremant de Limoux from Berry Bros here
Buy Darrozes Armaganac from Whisky Exchange
Buy Baron de Signonac from Whisky Exchange
Improve your French with l'Equipe
Let's hope Primoz Roglic is better at cycling than ski-jumping.