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Wines of the Rhone Valley

Contributor blog post by Krista Bender: I am just back from exploring the vineyards of the Rhone Valley…. I adventured with my classmates to some of the top vineyards in Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Avignon. It was a beautiful 73 degrees and sunny in the alpes ….nothing better than wine tasting …

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What is VinAzur

Contributor blog post by Krista Bender: It is about that time to start thinking about sitting on the French Riviera with a glass of Rose in hand… I have just discovered an amazing company that I want to make known. A company of discovery in my favorite topic these days….WINE! VinAzur …

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Le Season for a Mushroom Soup Recipe

Contributor blog post by Krista Bender: Hey guys just wanted to post a quick and delicious recipe! I went to the le Marche and all of the Cepes (mushrooms) were just screaming my name. So I purchased three big bunches of different kinds… chanterelles, oyster and good ‘ole white button.Then, …

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Last day in Provence

By Krista Bender It is hard to believe that this is my last day at Chanteduc, with Patricia and all of these fabulous women. I must say it has been a truly remarkable experience that will remain unforgettable in my memory. Today it was raining and what better way to …

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Pizza Provençal

By Krista Bender Today up at the farmhouse was home made pizza day. Now when I say homemade, I mean everything. Home made dough, homemade sauce, homemade pesto, homemade sausage and even homemade pickled capers. Best pizza I have tasted in Europe! Including in Italy… Sorry Italians:) This was so …

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Wine tasting in Gigondas

Contributor blog post by Krista Bender: Those were all my glasses from the tasting… Just kidding! 🙂 Wow! What a fabulous day. We met this morning at Patricia’s and jumped in chauffeured cars to drive out to the quaint and luxurious town of Gigondas. This is yet Explore this Post …

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Marche de Provence … Chanteduc Day 2

By Krista Bender We started this morning at the town open air market which much to my surprise… Consists of the entire village. I was thinking it was just going to be a strip in village center but literally there are stands down every charming stone street. The vendors come …

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Chanteduc…Day 1

By Krista Bender Ok. If there was heaven on earth this is my slice of it. Today we arrived at the Chateau at 10 am. We took a tour of the property. Acres of land. Beautiful majestic land. Patricia told us she starts her day by jumping in the pool …

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Vaison-la-Romaine Day 1

By Krista Bender Well I should be passed out or hallucinating after having been awake AND in planes and airports for the last 25 hours…. But I am not 🙂 I am so in awe of the beauty surrounding me I have to document this. I arrived in Provence today …

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Madame Wells Farmhouse

By Krista Bender   I just had a 5 course meal over four hours of wonderful conversation in this setting. I don’t know what could top my “happy place” than that! I pulled up to this Chateau which was set steep on the hillside. I was immediately taken with the …

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