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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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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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Grande-Palliere wine paired with seared scallops
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Scallops and Domaine de la Pallière White Wine

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen @Provence WineZine: As I mentioned in my post last month, I was in Paris for Christmas and bought a couple of Provence wines for the dinners I was making in our apartment. Both wines were completely unknown to me;I chose based on the regions, …

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La Fée Verte has her Day March 5th

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark @Provence WineZine: Ever on the lookout for a good theme to party to at chez nous, I was both surprised and pleased to learn that March 5th is National Absinthe Day. I know just where to find my ’60s Peter Max 23” x 36” …

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Tasting Aged Roses with Matthieu Negrel of Mas de Cadenet
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Provencal Wine Tasting Aged Rosés with Matthieu Négrel of Mas de Cadenet

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: I’m a relatively new convert to the benefits of aging rosé. Readers can easily find evidence in my earlier writing (see archives) of yours truly snickering at the thought of drinking rosés from the previous year’s vintage. With few exceptions—rosés from appellations such as …

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Catching Up with Stephen Cronk, Owner of Mirabeau-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Mirabeau-en-Provence’s Stephen Cronk landed in Boston Saturday night, just as Winter Storm Helena, New England’s first major snow storm, was ramping up. “The flight was a bit bumpy,” Cronk told me. Cronk, in town to solidify his contract with importer Pacific Highway, met me …

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Chateau-Romanin and Salmon Recipe @Susan_PWZ
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When in Paris…Drink Wine from Provence

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for @Provence WineZine: Mark and I spent the week of Christmas in Paris. We found a really beautiful one-bedroom flat in our favorite neighborhood – the Marais. This pairing was a really lucky guess on my part. I had already chosen the menu …

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Rose Provence in the City @Susan_PWZ
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Provence Wine Council Drops “Provence in the City”

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: For eight years, usually in early March, rosé producers from sunny Provence have been rolling into American cities, often through thick blankets of snow but with wines in tow, to regale trade and media professionals with their dry, pale-colored elixirs.The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins …

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