Chateauneuf du Pape
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Touring Tips for Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tasting and More

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Chateauneuf du Pape is the king of the wine in our region. When one wants to discover Chateauneuf du Pape, you better prepare your day ahead. With more than 300 estates to choose from, tricky to decide which you’ll want to go to. …Continue …

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Wine Pairing Duck Confit Hash Cake and Tavel Rose
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Provençal Wine Pairings: Well-Traveled Tavel And Duck Confit

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen: It isn’t often that I get wines straight off the plane from the vineyard in France.  But, this week, that is exactly (well, sort of) what happened. You see, Sandra Gay-Moulines, attaché de communication for the Syndicat Viticole de l’Appellation Tavel, got a …

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Blending roses from Provence at Mirabeau Wines
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Blending the Mirabeau Wines 2016 Vintage

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @ Mirabeau Wines: I have talked about the crucial importance of blending several times before and good blending makes the difference between an average and a good wine. We take this task very seriously and spend a lot of time driving around selecting the …

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Domaine de L'Amaurigue Wines of Provence @Susan_PWZ
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Jean-Marie Queff Winemaker at Domaine de L’Amaurigue

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Almost a year ago, on New Year’s Day, I received an email from Jean-Marie Quef, Director and Œnologue of Domaine de l’Amaurigue. Responding to my email sending best wishes for the New Year to folks in the wine business, he wrote back and wished the …

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Acquiesce white Chateauneuf-du-pape @susan_pwz #TastesofProvence
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It all Started with a White Châteauneuf du Pape

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: When I attended the Wine Bloggers conference in in mid-August in Lodi, California—one of the largest appellations in California and one intricately tied to Old Vine Zinfandel wines—I did not expect to visit a winery dedicated to producing Rhône style white wines. But, there …

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Rose Research Centre #WinesofProvence @mirabeauwine
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Rosé Research Centre in Vidauban

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: Have you wondered why that delicious Provence rosé keeps you coming back for more? Unlike their sweeter, darker counterparts around the world, these pale pinks are being haled as seriously good, versatile wines. Not only are they incredibly refreshing on a hot summer’s …

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foire-des-vins-bottles @Susan_PWZ
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A Postcard from the Foire aux Vins

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark for @Provence WineZine: How could it be in the twenty-two years since I returned to the States after a six-year career segment based in Lyon, that I could have overlooked the huge deal the fall wine sales still are in France? I guess for …

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Grape harvest in Provence #WinesofProvence @JillBarth
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The Grape Harvest in Provence

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I’ve had the great pleasure of enjoying the wines of Château Romanin during my visits to Provence. I still remember drinking my first bottle during a rainy spring evening in little cafè called Le Marilyn in St. Rèmy de Provence…though I don’t recall the …

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Mirabeau Wine magnum #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
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Should rosé wines be taken seriously?

Contributor blog post by Stephen Cronk: There is an awful lot of rosé out there. Most wine regions of the world are jumping on the bandwagon and hoping that their pale-pink Provençal looky-likey wines will provide early $$ into their coffers (given that rosé is made from red grapes, many …

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Water stress on the vines #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
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A dry year for Grapes in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nuria Stylianou @Mirabeau Wine People and vines have a lot in common. A little stress can benefit the human body, pushing us out of our comfort zone, spurring us on to greater things. The same is true of vines: limit their water and nutrient supply among …

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