Pesto & PistouTaste: Eat & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wednesday’s Wine: Reporting from the Riviera (part 1)

By PestoPistou As you may have gathered, we spent some time on the Riviera last week and before leaving home I had booked in visits to a couple of my favourite vineyards. Cue much yawning from the children. So this Wednesday’s Wine post describes how we got on at Saint …

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AixcentricGuided Holiday ToursWines and Spirits of Provence

Exploring Local Vineyards: Useful Press Kit and a One-day Rally

By aixcentric Saturday 20th September is the deadline for enrolling for the Sainte-Victoire Wine Rally which is great fun. But just before I post details of that, here is something interesting that I have just found which should appeal to wine-lovers in Aix. It’s a 17 page press kit, in …

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Ginger and NutmegWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Rouge-Bleu Grape Heaven in Provence

By nutmeg Their eyes connected on a train headed towards the Champagne region. Before the weekend filled with bubbles supplied by the cellars of Krug and Dom Pérignon was over, Caroline Jones a proud Australian, and French native Thomas Bertrand had uncorked a little sparkle. Their long-distance romance bloomed and …

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Ginger and NutmegWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Pesquie a Family Rooted in the Wines of Provence

By nutmeg Château Pesquié is Provencal postcard perfection, with the soaring limestone summit of Mont Ventoux as a backdrop and a leafy canopy of plane trees shading the entranceway to the bastide. The Provencal name pesquié is a derivative from Latin “pescarium” meaning fishpond or basin. This region may be …

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