Wine Holidays l'Occasion Gift Guide
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Wine Wrapped Up for the Holidays: The L’Occasion Gift Guide

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This time of year brings forth memories of Christmases that I’ve experienced and also, of Christmases that I’ve created in my imagination, fueled by narratives told and retold – a history of the way things should be. …Continue reading here for Jill’s wine post – …

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Ventoux Wines
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Will Ventoux Wines Become Côtes du Rhône?

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shfflebotham: The smooth, bold red wines that fall under the Ventoux AOC, formerly known as Côtes du Ventoux, are distinct from the neighboring Côtes du Rhône wines. I actually prefer them, but again I am no expert on wine or anything for that matter.All I know …

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Discover Pierrevert Cotes du Provence
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Discover Pierrevert a Visit to Château Saint Jean lez Durance

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There was a moment when we stood outside Château Saint Jean, sipping a rosé blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Roussanne taken directly from the tank, enjoying its distinctly almond nose while looking across a huge expansive field in the direction of the Durance …

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Vineyard View Lirac Loccasion
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Wine Tasting: Sampling the Good Wines of Lirac

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Last fall I spent some time with winemakers in Lirac, a cru located across the Rhône River from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I covered a significant conversation with Rodolphe de Pins, winemaker at Château de Montfaucon and Co-President of Lirac AOP. …Continue reading here for Jill’s account of …

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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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