Salle Dufays Salon des Vins at Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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The Salon des Vins at Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Want to taste some of the world’s greatest wines for just 10 euro?  Then come to the Salon des Vins in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 8th annual Salon takes place on on Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, 2017.  It’s an opportunity to taste some fabulous wines in a relaxed setting. …

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Blending roses from Provence at Mirabeau Wines
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Blending the Mirabeau Wines 2016 Vintage

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @ Mirabeau Wines: I have talked about the crucial importance of blending several times before and good blending makes the difference between an average and a good wine. We take this task very seriously and spend a lot of time driving around selecting the …

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Provence rose wine by Provence Wine Zine
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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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Etoile Rose by Mirabeau Wine
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A Pale Pink Star is born: Mirabeau Etoile

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: It’s now three years since we first made Pure, so high time we put our minds to making a new addition to the Mirabeau stable of Rosés. We wanted a distinct personality for our new cuvée called Etoile – star in French- …

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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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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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