Vin Cuit Provence
AperoMirabeau WinesProvencal Wines

Cooked Wine Provence’s Vin Cuit is Steeped in Tradition

Contributor blog post by Susan Newman Manfull for Mirabeau Wine: Sometime in early October, after the harvest, winemakers—mostly located in a small area of Provence at the base of Mont Sainte Victoire, between Aix-en-Provence and Trets—begin the annual tradition of making “vin cuit” or “cooked wine.” They each build a …

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Visit Nice France Beach View
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Here are 4 Reasons to Visit Nice, France

When I did my equivalent of the Grand Tour of Europe (minus the stately balls) in my 20s, Nice was the place we landed after an exhausting whirlwind of cities and train rides. Broke and fatigued, my then-boyfriend and I decided to spend a few extra days recuperating by the …

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Christmas Holiday Traditions December Santa Swim
Current EventsExplorePhoebe Thomas

Christmas Holiday Traditions in Provence and the Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by PhoebeThomas: Christmas in Provence is full of traditions both ancient and new, religious and secular, making it a fascinating and fun time to visit this part of France.Provence is such a popular summertime destination that it might come as a surprise to find out that it’s …

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Kale Rosé Wines
AperoProvencal WinesProvence WineZine

Napa’s Kale Rosé Goes To Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Rosé continues to take the United States by storm. Although France drinks the most rosé by a long shot, accounting for 35% of world consumption or 8.5 million hectoliters (mhl) of rosé, the United States comes in a second (3.4 mhl).A distant second, yes, but …

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BoutiqueShopping IdeasVicki Archer

The French Pharmacy: What Not To Miss

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: The French pharmacy is different, it is not like others. Visiting the French pharmacy is more about browsing and shopping than it is about the medicinal. There is a behind the counter section that is jam-packed with medications that could cure a myriad of ailments. …

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Le Mistral Map
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A Blustery Wind in Provence Le Mistral

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Living in the south of France is a beautiful thing. Except for the wind. It is so prevalent and so powerful that it has a name: “Le Mistral” Residents of Uzes have a saying about Le Mistral: “It sometimes lasts only one or two …

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Cevennes Saint Jean du Gard
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Road Trip to The Cevennes: Saint Jean du Gard

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: I’ve never visited the Cevennes other than in Autumn, but it’s definitely the time and the place to go. Especially on a Tuesday. It’s market day in Saint Jean du Gard. The mountainous town of Saint Jean du Gaud history dates back to the twelfth …

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Wine Holidays l'Occasion Gift Guide
AperoJill BarthProvencal Wines

Wine Wrapped Up for the Holidays: The L’Occasion Gift Guide

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This time of year brings forth memories of Christmases that I’ve experienced and also, of Christmases that I’ve created in my imagination, fueled by narratives told and retold – a history of the way things should be. …Continue reading here for Jill’s wine post – …

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Tarascon Castle Provence
ExploreGinger and NutmegProvencal History

Reasons to Visit Tarascon a Castle and Legend of a Monster in Provence

Previously posted on Ginger & Nutmeg: The Heart of Darkness or Niger Focus (later Nerluc) might have been an appropriate name for the hamlet located on the shores of a murky, swampy river. The muddy, opaque waters fueled rumours cultivating the nightmares of residents who asked was the beast: A huge …

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