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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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Millesime Bio Wine Fair
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The International Wine Fair War in Montpellier

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Montpellier has the good fortune to be home to two international wine trade fairs: Vinisud and Millésime Bio. Such fairs are big business, with many producers and buyers coming, often from far away to meet under one roof. With many producers present, buyers can …

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Rose wine tasting @LizgabayMW
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353 Shades of Rosé

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay MW: Last month I had the exciting – and rare – opportunity of tasting an amazing selection of 353 still rosés from around the world. This proved a glorious spectacle of the most amazing shades of pink – forget 50 – this was far …

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Southern French Carignan Revival @LizGabayMW
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Southern French Carignan Revival

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Hiding away in southern French blends, Carignan is often unnoticed by wine drinkers. However, an enthusiastic trend amongst a few growers in southern France, Spain, Chile, California and Israel to produce this variety in all its glory, has captured my imagination. The more I …

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Wine Tasting Coteaux d'Aix @LizGabayMW
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Rosé 2015 Tasting from Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay: On a cold grey blustery day in early April, I made my way to the Salon du Millesime 2015 Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence held at the Hotel Renaissance in Aix-en-Provence. This is the only one of the repertoire of Provence tastings which takes place in the …

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Cote de Provence #WinesofProvence @LizGabayMW
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Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu Rosé 2015

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay MW: In 2013, the 4th sub-appellation of Côtes de Provence, Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu, was announced for red and rosé wines, adding to La Londe, Ste Victoire and Fréjus. Launching a new appellation is no easy process.This took some ten years, which is not …

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Bouquet of Tibouren Rose @LizGabayMW
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A Bouquet of Tibouren Rosés

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Tibouren is regarded by many in Provence as the traditional variety for making rosé, unique to the area. Tibouren is a pale-skinned grape, suited to making rosé, as it allows for fuller fruity character to be developed without extracting lots of colour. An early …

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Wine Tasting Coteaux Varois @LizGabayMW
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Tasting of Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay MW: Mid-April saw the round of tastings introducing the new 2015 Provence wine vintage came to a close with that for Côteaux Varois en Provence. Held in a beautiful location, it is the prettiest and most enjoyable of all the tastings. …Continue reading here for details …

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Prose rose @LizGabayMW
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Rosé Pink and Azur Blue – The Launch of a New Brand for the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: I was intrigued when I first saw the publicity for a rosé wine bearing an image of the iconic chaise bleu of the Promenade des Anglais on Nice’s Côte d’Azur waterfront. The launch of this new label Prose was at the lovely Plage Beau Rivage, …

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10 Exciting White Wines at Vinisud 2016 @LizGabayMW
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10 Exciting White Wines at Vinisud 2016

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Elizabeth Gabay Master of Wine attended Vinisud 2016 in February – a three day exhibition in Montpellier focusing on wines of the Mediterranean. She selected her top-10 white wines from the event, including several from Provence… This is a vast fair, making it impossible to taste …

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