Wine France Labels Made in France
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Wine Notes: What Does it Mean to Be Made in France?

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Earlier this month, I lined up a set of wine bottles from France. Each one from a unique and stated region, each one bearing a label like a little luggage tag: here is my home. To the French people, their government and producers indication …

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Chateau Sainte Roseline Wine
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Wine and Wonders at Chateau Sainte-Rosaline

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This beautiful vineyard at Les Arcs-sur-Argens is a must-visit, not just for its natural beauty and acclaimed wines, but also for the outstanding Chapelle Sainte-Rosaline in the grounds. It not only contains artistic gems (Giacometti and Chagall), but also the 680-year old body of the saint …

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Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2017
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Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2017 by Provence WineZine

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: So you want to add a little French flair to this quintessentially American meal? But a wave of anxiety engulfed you when you remembered that seven years ago, UNESCO deemed French gastronomy to be “a world intangible heritage.” The French just know how to do …

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2017 Grape Harvest Provence Southern Rhone
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2017 Grape Harvest in Provence and Southern Rhône + Fall Menus

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Harvest was early and small but there are Great Expectations. If you live in the South of France, you would have to be living a cave not to know that the 2017 harvest was historically early and small. I was in Provence during harvest time …

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wine bottle and glasses Vignobles St Tropez Helicopter Visit
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The Best Vignobles Near Saint Tropez: Fly to Taste Your Wines

The French Riviera is renowned for its rolling hills and outstanding vineyards. Rosé wines are a home-grown specialty, but the splendid whites and reds deserve some attention too. A trip to the Var is incomplete without sampling the local vignobles, particularly if you are heading to St Tropez and Grimaud, …

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Chateau d’Esclans Domaines Sacha Lichine La Motte en Provence, Whispering Angel
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Rosé Wine: Provence’s Most Alluring Angel – Whispering Angel

Contributor blog post by Jemma: “You drink more [rosé] than a heavy red or an acidic white,” Tom says from his doorstep perch inside Château d’Esclans. That’s “one of the delightful qualities” of this type of wine, he says. It’s the best sort of marketing strategy for a winery: a …

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Acquiesce Vineyards Belle Blanc Wine Pairing
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Beauty and Acquiesce Vineyards Belle Blanc

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: A little over two years ago, I fell in love with a blonde bombshell – a white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I was somewhat in awe of this wine, and never dreamed I would see its doppelgänger here on these shores. But, as …

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Master of Wine Provence
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Diary of a Master of Wine in Provence Judging, Celebrating, Researching, Tasting

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay for Provence WineZine: As with any business, living and working in Provence is not all sunshine lunches… well, only a few. The past couple of weeks have been very busy. In late April, I was based in London, which, surprise, surprise, was cold grey …

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Domaine Dalmeran Provence AOP Les Baux
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A Sense of Provence: Domaine Dalmeran

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: On a recent trip to Provence I met with Ana Lopez from Domaine Dalmeran for a tasting of their red, white and rosé wines. The domaine is located in Les Baux-de-Provence AOP, a region that makes organic and in many cases, biodynamic, practices a …

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Wine tasting at Domaine la Bouïssière and a Visit to Gigondas

Contributor blog post by Michel: Sablet is located between Séguret, a village classified as a “Plus Beaux Village de France,” to the north and Gigondas, a small village renown for its red wine to the south. From the road, Gigondas seems little more than a cluster of stone houses set …

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