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A Day in the Life of a Wine Writer at Vinisud

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Two weeks ago, my husband and I landed in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport where we hopped aboard a TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse or, in English, France’s high-speed train) that sped south to France’s eighth largest city, Montpellier. Since 1994, this vibrant city …

Luberon Views in Provence from Taillades @PrivateProvence
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Calling Wine Lovers! Join a Wine Tour in Provence in September

Has Provence been on your travel bucket list for a while? Or, are you already a Provence fan looking for an experience away from the major tourist sights? Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

Grande-Palliere wine paired with seared scallops
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Scallops and Domaine de la Pallière White Wine

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen @Provence WineZine: As I mentioned in my post last month, I was in Paris for Christmas and bought a couple of Provence wines for the dinners I was making in our apartment. Both wines were completely unknown to me;I chose based on the regions, …

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Wine Festival at Saint Maximin this Weekend

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you haven’t visited Saint-Maximin, this Sunday (29th January) is an excellent time to do so as it is the Fete de la Saint Vincent, when the local vignerons celebrate their patron saint. Sixty-five of them will gather to thank their saint for the last harvest …

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That Crazy French Women Brings Her Raw Wine Fair to America

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark @Provence WineZine: The name of wine personage Isabelle Legeron may not resonate with you. For her numerous admirers she is “That Crazy French Woman.” She is the first woman of that nation to be accredited with a Master of Wine diploma, of which there …

panoramique View @chateauromanin #WinesofProvence #LesBauxdeProvence
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Chateau Romanin Dedicated to Provence’s Long History of Wine

Occasionally, you catch a flash of the sun on the windows, a fleeting hint that something magical is taking place on the North side of the Alpilles. Initially, the meandering road that leads to Château Romanin parallels the Aéro-Club de Saint-Rémy les Alpilles glider runway. The striking backdrop of limestone fingers, the …

Gift Guide wine corks and Christmas tree @JillBarth
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Under the Tree: L’occasion Holiday Gift Guide + A Giveaway

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: My kids and I always giggle when the song demands, “Now bring us some figgy pudding.” The bossy tone is disruptive in the peaceful setting of the holiday and the fact that feathers are ruffled over figgy pudding is something we find hysterical. If …

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4 Days in Provence: Wine and Truffle Tour in January

Talk about a perfect January get-away! Emily Durand has created a three-night and four-day tour in the heart of Provence with a distinct focus on the best of the cooler season – wine and black truffles. The first month of the year in Provence you can (generally) count on brilliant …

Margeaux Lampley @MasLauris photo by Pamela O’Neill
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First Harvest at the Luberon’s Domaine MasLauris

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Do you ever wonder, as I often do, how people come to do what they are doing? How did an American jazz and gospel singer/former attorney and her French attorney/wine aficionado husband come to own a winery just outside a small village named Lauris …

Camargue winery #WinesofProvence @bfblogger2015
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A Most Unusual Place for a French Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: This article was previously published by Insiders Abroad. Our Barefoot Blogger describes how she was exploring the wild, natural landscape of the Camargue and “stumbled” across the wines that fall into the “Sable de Camargue” category. Flamingos and Tidewater: A Most Unusual Place for a …