Gigondas views wine tasting
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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 …

Château Margüi
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The Force is with Château Margüi as it joins George Lucas’s Skywalker Vineyards

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Rumors, swirling around the verdant green hills of Coteaux Varois en Provence for months, are confirmed: Skywalker Vineyards has acquired the sumptuous Château Margüi, located in Châteauvert in the center of the Var. There, accolade-collecting wines have been produced since 2004 under the meticulous …

Mirabeau Wine Flight Rosé Food pairings
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Mirabeau Wine Flight of Fancy

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen @Provence WineZine: Three wines; flight of fancy or fancy flight? I say it’s both. It has been a good year in Provence… most specifically, in Cotignac. Jeany and Stephen Cronk, founders of Mirabeau en Provence, situated in Cotignac, sent me the full flight …

touring Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards
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Learn More About Touring Around Châteauneuf du Pape

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: As you understood from my former post, organising your touring day in Châteauneuf du Pape can prove a bit challenging. Just back from a “in depth” 3 days tour in Châteauneuf du Pape we organised for wine lovers, here is some more information about …

Chateau Vignelaure Frost
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April Frost Damages 25% of Château Vignelaure Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: “We are lucky the damage was not worse,” Philippe Bru, Directeur Œnologue of Château Vignelaure, said of the April 29th frost that hit his vineyard, located in Rians, just north of Aix-en-Provence. “I hear that the Center of the Var was hit much worse, …

Wine and Jazz in Provence festival 2017
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Wine and Jazz in Provence this Summer’s Events

Contributor blog post by William T Manfull for Provence WineZine: What is the perfect musical pairing for the wines of Provence and southern Rhône? Jazz! There are terrific jazz events held in and about wineries during the summer months throughout Provence and most include wine tasting as part of the festivities. …

Maison des Vins Reopening
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La Maison des Vins de Côtes de Provence Reopens with Great Fanfare

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay: While Provence has been making wine for over 2000 years, its wine has not always had the fame it has today. Wine needs to reach foreign shores to be recognised, to be drunk by people who will write and praise the wine, to be acknowledged. …

Envie Epicurieuse
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Social Climbing: Envie Epicurieuse Wine Event is June 4

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Sunday June 4 is the 6th annual Envie Epicurieuse in Provence, a day of nature, hiking, food, wine and music. My friend Kelly McAuliffe, who’ll be the sommelier for the day, was there last year and says:”It blew my mind…it was so much fun. …

Coronado Island beach
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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 …

Perfectly Provence this week

Discover the 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, …