Côtes de Provence Wine Pairing
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Côtes de Provence Wine Pairing with Salmon

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. It has no traditional red fruits associated with rosé nor its distinct floral aromas. On the …

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Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu Rosé 2015

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 atypical. …Continue reading here for details on …

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Old vines with Ste Victoire in the background @LizGabayMW #WinesofProvence
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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 …

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Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
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2024 Summer Festivals in Provence & Cote d’Azur

What’s On in the South of France? While summer has not officially arrived in Provence, we are posting this article early, as some festivals open their online ticketing in May and sell out quickly. During the summer in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, daytime temperatures range from warm to hot. …

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Walk and Wine Taste in Provence
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Walk and Wine Taste in Provence 2 Wine Country Strolls in June

If you are lucky enough to be in Provence at the beginning of June, the wine-interested gourmet must not miss two wine tours! After attending these several times, we recommend both. Here are some details on the two events:  June 2: Les Balades Gourmands par les Vignerons des Côtes de …

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Provence Wine Regions and Wineries Essentials Reference List

Provence’s Mediterranean climate includes warm, dry summers, mild winters, and soil well-suited for vineyards. It’s no wonder that the wine regions of Provence are well known for producing some of the best wines in France – and around the world. The following article overviews the Provence wine regions, wineries and …

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Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
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Provence Top 5 Restaurants Favourites from a Travel Pro

Almost every year, we put together a list (or a few) of favourite restaurants in Provence. Since this is Provence, there is practically no end of terrific dining options in the region. Chefs in Provence build their menus around seasonal, locally available produce, small-batch cheeses, ethically raised meats and Mediterranean …

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What to Make for Valentines Dinner? Try this Menu from Provence

Valentine’s Day, La Saint Valentin in French, is a day to celebrate – and perhaps impress – loved ones. Legend has it that the French initially used the heart shape to symbolize love. Restaurants all over the globe are busy on La Saint Valentin and hardly conducive to sweet conversation. …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
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Markets in Provence Cote d’Azur a List for Travel Planning

Welcome to our list of the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory by day of the week to better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. While it would be impossible to include every market in the region, we have tried to be …

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Wine Tasting in Bandol and Cassis Domaine La Font des Peres
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Our Guided Tour Wine Tasting in Bandol and Cassis with a Professional

When I read on Kristin Espinasse’s blog “French Word a Day,” that her husband Jean-Marc, a wine professional, offered wine tours in Provence, I was in touch faster than you can open a screw-top bottle. We settled on a date for wine tasting in the Bandol and Cassis appellations. Although …

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