Serious Rosé Wine Tasting
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Is Rosé a Serious Wine? Some Thoughts on the Subject

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: “Rosé does not merit serious tasting” …Such were the recent words of a fellow wine writer, one very knowledgeable about wine, and one whose opinion I respect immensely on general wine-related matters. He did not offer any caveats; his was a broad proclamation that …

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Château Margüi
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The Force is with Château Margüi as it joins George Lucas’s Skywalker Vineyards

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Rumors, swirling around the verdant green hills of Coteaux Varois en Provence for months, are confirmed: Skywalker Vineyards has acquired the sumptuous Château Margüi, located in Châteauvert in the center of the Var. There, accolade-collecting wines have been produced since 2004 under the meticulous …

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Mirabeau Wine Flight Rosé Food pairings
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Mirabeau Wine Flight of Fancy

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen @Provence WineZine: Three wines; flight of fancy or fancy flight? I say it’s both. It has been a good year in Provence… most specifically, in Cotignac. Jeany and Stephen Cronk, founders of Mirabeau en Provence, situated in Cotignac, sent me the full flight …

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Chateau Vignelaure Frost
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April Frost Damages 25% of Château Vignelaure Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: “We are lucky the damage was not worse,” Philippe Bru, Directeur Œnologue of Château Vignelaure, said of the April 29th frost that hit his vineyard, located in Rians, just north of Aix-en-Provence. “I hear that the Center of the Var was hit much worse, …

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Wine and Jazz in Provence festival 2017
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Wine and Jazz in Provence this Summer’s Events

Contributor blog post by William T Manfull for Provence WineZine: What is the perfect musical pairing for the wines of Provence and southern Rhône? Jazz! There are terrific jazz events held in and about wineries during the summer months throughout Provence and most include wine tasting as part of the festivities. …

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Maison des Vins Reopening
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La Maison des Vins de Côtes de Provence Reopens with Great Fanfare

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay: While Provence has been making wine for over 2000 years, its wine has not always had the fame it has today. Wine needs to reach foreign shores to be recognised, to be drunk by people who will write and praise the wine, to be acknowledged. …

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Elizabeth Gabay Master of Wine
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Diary of a Master of Wine in Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: One region, one new vintage, two countries, three colours, three appellations, three departments, four fairs… Round one of my official tasting season is over, and now is time for a brief retrospective pause to think about them and the rosés tasted. Concentrating on research …

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Fleur-de-Mer-Provence Rose
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Gallo Launches Provence Rosé, Fleur de Mer, into the US Market

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Knowing that Americans are thirsty for Provence rose, E & J Gallo has hooked up with Les Maïtres Vignerons de la Presqu’île de Saint-Tropez in Provence to make a rosé for the U.S. market. After introducing two roses, both produced by Les Maïtres Vignerons, …

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Chateau Leoube Rose with Chicken
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Château Léoube Rosé with Chicken

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen @Provence WineZine: When I saw a bottle of Château Léoube’s “Rosé de Léoube” on sale, I bought it. I’m no fool. Yes, it’s a little more expensive than our usual wine purchases, but I have heard from many people how good it is, and …

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Millesime Bio Wine event in France
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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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