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Millésime Bio 2018 Slated for Late January in Montpellier

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Millésime Bio, said to be the world’s largest trade fair devoted to organic wine, has announced its 2018 dates and a return to Montpellier: it will take place from Monday 29 January to Wednesday 31 January next year at the Montpellier Exhibition Center. …Continue reading …

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Chateau Margui Wine AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence
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A Third Namesake Wine Joins the Château Margüi Portfolio

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: In early February, at Millesime Bio in Marseille, I had the pleasure of meeting Titien, 14-year-old son of Philippe Guillanton and Marie-Christine Baylet-Guillanton, who, with a little cajoling from his father and a couple of strange Americans, introduced the award-winning wine that bears his …

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Wine Pairing Duck Confit Hash Cake and Tavel Rose
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Well-Traveled Tavel And Duck Confit

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen: It isn’t often that I get wines straight off the plane from the vineyard in France.  But, this week, that is exactly (well, sort of) what happened. You see, Sandra Gay-Moulines, attaché de communication for the Syndicat Viticole de l’Appellation Tavel, got a …

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Millésime Bio 2017 Conversations with Winemakers

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Shares her tasting notes and more from discussions with organic and biodynamic winemakers at Millésime Bio 2017. “We don’t have fancy booths. We are natural. Authentic, like our wines,” observed one of the exhibitors at last month’s Millésime Bio Wine Fair in Marseille, France. …

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Decanter’s Man of the Year 2017 Steven Spurrier

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Steven Spurrier, British bon vivant extraordinaire, was just named Decanter Man of the Year 2017. As handsome as he is smart, Spurrier has worn so many hats in the wine world that I am not sure space permits listing them all. Even Jim Stimpfig, …

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Chateau Peyrassol Marc de Provence
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Château Peyrossol: The Marc of Success

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: We had a blizzard last this week. Winds were whipping across our house and, at times, it seemed through our early 18th-century home. The day-long storm dumped about a foot of snow by the time it was all over. Temperatures were way below freezing (hovering …

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The French Foreign Legion from Hollywood to Aubagne to Paris

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark @Modern Trobadors: It’s Academy Award season, and as it was with me a year ago when I wrote of Marcel Pagnol, I am drawn back to Provence, in fact to his hometown of Aubagne. On this occasion it began last fall when I was …

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Provence rose wine by Provence Wine Zine
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Wine Spectator’s Best Value 2016 Wines From Provence

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark @Provence WineZine: Musings of a Wine Maven: Something Corked about the Ratings? Earlier this month I spent a considerable amount of time perusing the new issue of Wine Spectator (Jan. 31 – Feb. 28, 2017). I love lists, and this edition’s cover caught my attention …

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Master_Class on rose wines at Vinisud
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Vinisud 2017 Masterclass: Rosé Diversity in Ten Glasses

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Abandon the notion that rosé is cheap and uncomplicated. Anyone who still clings to this view would surely have shaken it had he or she attended the masterclass at Vinisud 2017 led by Sarah Abbott MW and Elizabeth Gabay MW. Entitled “The Many Different Styles …

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A Day in the Life of a Wine Writer at Vinisud

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Two weeks ago, my husband and I landed in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport where we hopped aboard a TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse or, in English, France’s high-speed train) that sped south to France’s eighth largest city, Montpellier. Since 1994, this vibrant city …

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