Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2017
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Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2017 by Provence WineZine

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: So you want to add a little French flair to this quintessentially American meal? But a wave of anxiety engulfed you when you remembered that seven years ago, UNESCO deemed French gastronomy to be “a world intangible heritage.” The French just know how to do …

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Wine Rolle vermentino
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Provençal Wine You Say Rolle, and I Say Vermentino

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There is no need to call the whole thing off, because we are both right; Rolle and Vermentino grapes are one and the same. The Italians make Vermentino, while those of you in Provence sip Rolle. I truly wish I had a bottle of …

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2017 Grape Harvest Provence Southern Rhone
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2017 Grape Harvest in Provence and Southern Rhône + Fall Menus

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Harvest was early and small but there are Great Expectations. If you live in the South of France, you would have to be living a cave not to know that the 2017 harvest was historically early and small. I was in Provence during harvest time …

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Jacqueline Bircard Artist Exhibition Lourmarin
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Jacqueline Bircard Regard Naïf Europeen Exhibition Extended

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There were just a few paintings still to hang when I left Lourmarin in late September. Before departing—and two days before the opening–I popped by to see Jacqueline Bricard, proprietor of the naïf art gallery bearing her name and curator of the “Regard Naïf Européen” …

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Lourmarin Walter Susan
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Need help in Lourmarin? Better Call Walter

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Last year, about this time, my daughter and I were on our way from Lourmarin to Château d’Esclans in La Motte, about 150 kilometers away in the département of the Var. There, we were to meet with Tom Schreckinger, Communications Director for the Château, …

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Belleruche Chapoutier Rosé Peaches Dessert
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Provençal Pairings: Rosé and Peaches for Dessert

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: I saw a display of Belleruche rosé at my local upscale grocery store. It was new to me and from a region I trust, thus it caught my attention. I was surprised to see it priced at $8.99, so I …

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Cote de Provence Rosé @ProvenceWineZine
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Decoding the Mystery Côtes de Provence Rosé

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There are still people out there who think that rosé comes from blending red and white wines and others who (seriously) think rosé is made from a single grape variety called rosé.This article focuses on the traditionally dry, fresh, fruit-forward, pale-coloured rosés that hail …

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Rune Rosé Wine Provencal Braised Chicken Recipe
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Pairing Arizona Rune Rosé with Provencal Braised Chicken

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: There I was, minding my own business, sipping a Provence rosé at Revel (wine bar) in Tucson with friends celebrating their engagement. I chose the rosé, of course, and mentioned to server that I was a big rosé fan. By coincidence, the rep …

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Tavel Rosé
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Meet Tavel Rosé: Beloved by Kings, Popes and Writers

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: I was delighted to learn Tavel rosé was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. This rosé’s popularity and fame, though, predates my favorite author by centuries. In the 14th century, when the Popes resided in nearby Avignon, their cellar surely was  filled with Tavel alongside their …

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Rosé Wine Provencal Rosé
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Editorial Debate: Can We Settle This Over a Provencal Rosé?

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark for Provence WineZine: Since I began in 2015 to write for Provence WineZine, my colleague and publisher Susan Manfull and I have had a sort of running dispute on why I don’t seem to take rosé as a serious wine. Frankly, she is rather …

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