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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste

Enjoying a Southern California Taste of Provence Menu With Friends

Occasionally, there are opportunities to connect with contributors in person, outside of “Perfectly Provence.” This week was one of those times. Provencal Connections in California On what was a bit like speed dating trip in Southern California my hubby and I drove to San Diego for one evening. The hook for …

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Perfectly Provence Contributors

Perfectly Provence is the name of this website; it is also a community of over 40 contributors each of whom has a personal connection to the region. The list includes expats who have chosen to make the South of France their home: Phoebe Thomas who writes about travel with kids, …

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Millesime Bio Wine Fair
AperoElizabeth GabayProvencal Wines

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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Millesime Bio Wine event in France
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Millésime Bio 2018 Slated for Late January in Montpellier

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Millésime Bio, said to be the world’s largest trade fair devoted to organic wine, has announced its 2018 dates and a return to Montpellier: it will take place from Monday 29 January to Wednesday 31 January next year at the Montpellier Exhibition Center. …Continue reading …

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Chateau Margui Wine AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence
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A Third Namesake Wine Joins the Château Margüi Portfolio

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: In early February, at Millesime Bio in Marseille, I had the pleasure of meeting Titien, 14-year-old son of Philippe Guillanton and Marie-Christine Baylet-Guillanton, who, with a little cajoling from his father and a couple of strange Americans, introduced the award-winning wine that bears his …

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Millésime Bio 2017 Conversations with Winemakers

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Shares her tasting notes and more from discussions with organic and biodynamic winemakers at Millésime Bio 2017. “We don’t have fancy booths. We are natural. Authentic, like our wines,” observed one of the exhibitors at last month’s Millésime Bio Wine Fair in Marseille, France. …

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AperoJill BarthProvencal Wines

A Bottle of Gigondas from the Cellar

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Last fall during a visit to Gigondas, I had lunch with Thierry Faravel, proprietor and winemaker at Domaine le Bouïssière. Thierry and his brother Gilles are second generation vignerons, tending vines planted by their father Antonin, who grew grapes for the co-op for 41 …

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Clos-de-Caveau-in Vacqueras
AperoProvencal WinesProvence WineZine

Decanter’s Man of the Year 2017 Steven Spurrier

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Steven Spurrier, British bon vivant extraordinaire, was just named Decanter Man of the Year 2017. As handsome as he is smart, Spurrier has worn so many hats in the wine world that I am not sure space permits listing them all. Even Jim Stimpfig, …

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Chateau Peyrassol Marc de Provence
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Château Peyrossol: The Marc of Success

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: We had a blizzard last this week. Winds were whipping across our house and, at times, it seemed through our early 18th-century home. The day-long storm dumped about a foot of snow by the time it was all over. Temperatures were way below freezing (hovering …

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ViniSud Wine Tasting
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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 …

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