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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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Bandol Rosé Goat Cheese Pairing
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Bandol Rosé and Goat Cheese Provençal Pairings for Summer Nights

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen: While summer isn’t the only season to drink rosé, it is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer evening… and that is something we know well in Tucson. Sometimes, it is so hot in the evening (lately, our temperatures have been hovering at 115°F …

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Discover Pierrevert Cotes du Provence
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Discover Pierrevert a Visit to Château Saint Jean lez Durance

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There was a moment when we stood outside Château Saint Jean, sipping a rosé blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Roussanne taken directly from the tank, enjoying its distinctly almond nose while looking across a huge expansive field in the direction of the Durance …

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Acquiesce Vineyards Belle Blanc Wine Pairing
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Beauty and Acquiesce Vineyards Belle Blanc

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: A little over two years ago, I fell in love with a blonde bombshell – a white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I was somewhat in awe of this wine, and never dreamed I would see its doppelgänger here on these shores. But, as …

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Master of Wine Provence
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Diary of a Master of Wine in Provence Judging, Celebrating, Researching, Tasting

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay for Provence WineZine: As with any business, living and working in Provence is not all sunshine lunches… well, only a few. The past couple of weeks have been very busy. In late April, I was based in London, which, surprise, surprise, was cold grey …

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