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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Musings on Wine and Brexit

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: A year ago, I was asked to write something on the economic impact on the wine trade of Brexit. I didn’t. Partially because I’m lazy, but mostly because I didn’t have the foggiest what would actually happen. At the time, I don’t think anyone …

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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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Domaine Dalmeran Provence AOP Les Baux
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A Sense of Provence: Domaine Dalmeran

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: On a recent trip to Provence I met with Ana Lopez from Domaine Dalmeran for a tasting of their red, white and rosé wines. The domaine is located in Les Baux-de-Provence AOP, a region that makes organic and in many cases, biodynamic, practices a …

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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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Vineyard View Lirac Loccasion
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Wine Tasting: Sampling the Good Wines of Lirac

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Last fall I spent some time with winemakers in Lirac, a cru located across the Rhône River from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I covered a significant conversation with Rodolphe de Pins, winemaker at Château de Montfaucon and Co-President of Lirac AOP. …Continue reading here for Jill’s account of …

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Gigondas views wine tasting
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Wine tasting at Domaine la Bouïssière and a Visit to Gigondas

Contributor blog post by Michel: Sablet is located between Séguret, a village classified as a “Plus Beaux Village de France,” to the north and Gigondas, a small village renown for its red wine to the south. From the road, Gigondas seems little more than a cluster of stone houses set …

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