Côtes de Provence Wine Pairing
Provence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Côtes de Provence Wine Pairing with Salmon

By David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: Today’s tasting may be the most unusual I have done. It is a wine that, if blindfolded when tasted, would not have said “rosé” to me, although it wouldn’t have said red or white, either. It has none of the traditional red fruits associated …

READ MORE  
Cote de Provence #WinesofProvence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu Rosé 2015

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay MW: In 2013, the 4th sub-appellation of Côtes de Provence, Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu, was announced for red and rosé wines, adding to La Londe, Ste Victoire and Fréjus. Launching a new appellation is no easy process.This took some ten years, which is not …

READ MORE  
Old vines with Ste Victoire in the background @LizGabayMW #WinesofProvence
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Sub-appellations of Côtes de Provence: Sainte Victoire

Provence is divided by ranges of mountains running parallel to the sea and by the valleys which cut through these mountains, taking rivers to the sea. In historic times these valleys served as corridors of communication. The valley to the east of Aix is no exception as the medieval walled town …

READ MORE  
Abbaye de LerinsCote d'Azur L'ile Saint Honorat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

10 Islands to Explore Provence and the Côte d’Azur

As is the case in the rest of France, in Provence and along the Mediterranean coast, you don’t need to go far for the landscape to change dramatically. There are mountains, vineyards, orchards, gorges, lakes and sometimes crowds. So, if you feel like you need to get away without going …

READ MORE  
Visiting L'île Verte Provence la Ciotat
AixcentricExplore

Visiting L’île Verte Provence’s Green Island

There’s only one island in Provence’s Bouches-du-Rhone with trees, and that’s the Ile Verte, off the coast of La Ciotat.  It’s just a 10-minute hop by navette from the Vieux Port of La Ciotat to this tiny island which is just 430x260m in size. Once there, you can enjoy the …

READ MORE  
Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

2022 Summer Festivals in Provence & Cote d’Azur

What’s On in the South of France? During the summer in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, daytime temperatures range from warm to hot. So, you don’t need an excuse to laze by the pool. The lavender is in bloom at this time of year, and the sunflowers put on a …

READ MORE  
Valensole Lavender Provence Highlights Trip Planning
ExploreGuest Post

7 Reasons Why Provence is a Perfect Holiday Destination

When you plan a vacation, the first thing that you probably start with is choosing the perfect destination. Provence has always been a popular place to visit. So what is Provence famous for? It is renowned for wine, food, a colourful environment, and plenty of sites worth visiting. Why Choose …

READ MORE  
2021 Grape Harvest Provence
Guest PostTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Update on the 2021 Grape Harvest in Provence

Late last year I wrote about the challenges for the winemakers of Provence in 2021. Between Mother Nature and some human-caused issues, the harvest seemed to be in jeopardy. 2021 Harvest Shows Promise However, according to updated information, the 2021 wine crop in Provence seems to be pretty good, at …

READ MORE  
marche de noel isle sur sorgue
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Provence for the Holidays a Christmas Tour

Holidays in Provence Tree branches drip with sparkling white lights and the spicy fragrances of clove, cinnamon and star anise scent the air. Laughter bubbles from the market stall selling vin chaud. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ~Alice in Wonderland No indeed. Provence is magical during …

READ MORE  
Festive Holiday Dinner Menu 2021
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Festive Holiday Dinner Menu from Provence

December is a festive time in Provence. At this time of the year, outdoor and indoor market stalls brim with hearty meats, fowl, shellfish, and winter vegetables. I hope you enjoy this Festive Holiday Dinner Menu with my favourite, and slightly decadent, dishes – foie gras, duck confit and chocolate …

READ MORE