My first harvest early start #WinesofProvence #Harvest @RivieraGrape
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2015 Harvest on the Riviera Highlights

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: Vintage 2015 is well and truly underway along the French Riviera and Liguria. There have been some stunning photos appear on social media which I have been sharing over on my Facebook page; in case you have missed them, here are some of the highlights …

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Chateau de Bellet @RivieraGrape #WinesofProvence #Bellet
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Visting Château de Bellet

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: There have been a fair few changes up at Château de Bellet, in the hills of Nice, over the past few years. The vineyard, so synonymous with the appellation itself, boasts a history dating centuries and a winemaking tradition passed down through the generations …

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What’s New at Château de Bellet

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: New vineyards at Château de Bellet At the beginning of June I happened to go to Château de Bellet to collect some wine for a tasting I was giving in Monaco. This was the first time I had been to the new cellar, driving …

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Château de Crémat, Chanel and Bellet’s Link to an Iconic Logo

By Chrissie You may be asking yourself what the Nice vineyards of Bellet and Chanel, the legendary perfume house, could possibly have in common? More, it would seem, than we think! After all, there is a certain parallel between the art of blending a fine perfume and the art of …

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Bellets Portes Ouvertes #WinesofProvence#Bellet #Nice @RivieraGrape
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Bellet’s Portes Ouvertes: A Practical Guide

By Chrissie Whilst regular readers will be more familiar with the subject of Nice’s own Bellet vineyards; it’s not every day that the vineyards in the hills of Nice throw open their doors for a weekend of complimentary tastings. Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine       

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Provence Wine AOCs #WinesofProvence @Rivieragrape
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Five Lesser-Known Provence Wine Appellations

By Chrissie Last week we went on a road trip, down past the Camargue and the coastal towns of Sète and Marseillan, where Provence meets France’s other Mediterranean coast, the Langudoc-Rousillon. As we left the Alpes-Maritimes and crossed through the Var Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine         

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Wine ageing in th sun at St Jeannet @LizGabayMW #ProvenceWines
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Meet a Master of Wine Elizabeth Gabay

Wine is a subject with simply too many choices and far too many variables for me to feel that I have conquered. However, I certainly can appreciate the dedication, passion and hard work that it takes to become a Master of Wine (MW). So, I am thrilled to introduce Elizabeth …

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Wine school In Nice #Provence #Wines #Bellet @RivieraGrape
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Back to Wine School

By Chrissie This month I went back to school … to wine school. Now, I have little regrets about my university days, but if I had to name one it would be my lack of involvement in university life. I was busy juggling full-time study with a part-time job, saving for …

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Unique Grapes of the Alpes-Maritimes

By Chrissie It’s a story I’ve heard a few times now. Visitors arrive in Nice. Ask restaurant for a bottle of local wine. “So you’ll be wanting a rosé from Provence?” Considering that, for most people, their only chance to discover the wines of Nice and surrounds Explore this Post …

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Bellet-Vines #Provence #Wines @RivieraGrape
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Autumn in the Bellet Vines

By Chrissie An Afternoon in the Bellet Vines in photos by Javiera Ramirez Discover the vineyards of Bellet in their their full Autumn splendour – The post Autumn in the Bellet Vines appeared first on Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine       

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