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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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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