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Ask A Local: Favourite Wine Bars on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: I have a wonderful network here on the Côte d’Azur of locals who are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to cool, trendy places to visit, away from the usual traveller hot spots. So I thought it was time to start sharing some of these …

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VinAzur @VinAzurProvence
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Where to Buy Wine on the French Riviera: VinAzur

Contributor blog post by Chrissie @Riviera Grapevine: Last year I sat out an entire vintage due to my pregnancy (it was easily worth it, of course, and I’ve been catching up since baby grape’s arrival). Just because I wasn’t drinking, however, didn’t mean I didn’t go out and it was …

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Christmas @RivieraGrape
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Christmas in Provence’s Vineyards – 2015 Events, Dates and Locations

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: Looking for an alternative to gluhwein and gingerbread this festive season? Or simply looking for a chance to find your festive spirit? Luckily, as with every year, numerous events are taking place throughout the vineyards of Provence to help us get into the Christmas …

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Olive Harvest on the #FrenchRiviera #Olives @RivieraGrape
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Olives on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: Grape harvest season may be well and truly over, but the shorter days and cooler nights of November can only mean one thing – it’s the turn of the olives on the French Riviera. The harvest season officially kicked off on October 27th. …Continue reading here to …

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Welcoming Baby Grape

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: I’ve been a bit quiet recently, for good reason! One month ago today, we welcomed our baby girl Charlotte (aka Lottie) into the world. What a wonderful, scary, exciting, emotional four weeks it has been and this little princess already has her doting parents …

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Non-Alcoholic Drinks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: Wine and pregnancy aren’t exactly the most compatible of partners. Whilst everyone has their own take on drinking during pregnancy, I’ve pretty well steered cleared of anything vaguely fermented socially and in professional situations have been sure to ‘taste’ not ‘drink’ (ie made full …

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Riviera wine tastings #WinesofProvence @RivieraGrape
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Top 5 Tutored Riviera Wine Tastings

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: A question and answer to kick off this weekend. Q: Apart from the vineyards themselves, where are the best spots to go wine tasting on the French Riviera and in Liguria? A: As you’d expect from the world’s top two wine-producing countries…Continue reading here Via:: …

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My first harvest early start #WinesofProvence #Harvest @RivieraGrape
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2015 Harvest on the Riviera Highlights

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: Vintage 2015 is well and truly underway along the French Riviera and Liguria. There have been some stunning photos appear on social media which I have been sharing over on my Facebook page; in case you have missed them, here are some of the highlights …

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September Wine Events #FrenchRiviera @RivieraGrape
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September Wine Events on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: September is always a busy time in the wine world! It’s harvest time! To accompany the very important business of creating a new vintage, September traditionally sees an array of wonderful wine events and festivals to participate in. Here is a selection of my top Super …

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Visiting Vignoble Rasse IGP Alpes-Maritimes @RivieraGrape #WinesofProvence
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Visiting Monsieur Rasse and his Saint-Jeannet Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: This year has been the toughest yet to get into a blogging rhythm. For many reasons. Firstly I’m eight months pregnant and if this last week is anything to go by our little one wants to come and meet the world sooner rather than …

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