Bouquet of Tibouren Rose @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Bouquet of Tibouren Rosés

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Tibouren is regarded by many in Provence as the traditional variety for making rosé, unique to the area. Tibouren is a pale-skinned grape, suited to making rosé, as it allows for fuller fruity character to be developed without extracting lots of colour. An early …

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Wine Tasting Coteaux Varois @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Tasting of Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay MW: Mid-April saw the round of tastings introducing the new 2015 Provence wine vintage came to a close with that for Côteaux Varois en Provence. Held in a beautiful location, it is the prettiest and most enjoyable of all the tastings. …Continue reading here for details …

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Prose rose @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Pink and Azur Blue – The Launch of a New Brand for the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: I was intrigued when I first saw the publicity for a rosé wine bearing an image of the iconic chaise bleu of the Promenade des Anglais on Nice’s Côte d’Azur waterfront. The launch of this new label Prose was at the lovely Plage Beau Rivage, …

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10 Exciting White Wines at Vinisud 2016 @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

10 Exciting White Wines at Vinisud 2016

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Elizabeth Gabay Master of Wine attended Vinisud 2016 in February – a three day exhibition in Montpellier focusing on wines of the Mediterranean. She selected her top-10 white wines from the event, including several from Provence… This is a vast fair, making it impossible to taste …

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Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Rediscovering Forgotten Grapes

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: At the recent Wine Mosaic conference, one of the facts that shocked participants most of all was the fact that the majority of wine is made with only a small percentage of the grape varieties available to us. 70% of French wine production comes …

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Brioche Galette de roi #Pastry #Provence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & Drink

Galettes des Rois and the Nabatean Spice Route

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: In a month’s time I shall be visiting vineyards in the Negev desert and the archaeological remains of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. Splendid remains of buildings and extensive evidence of large scale agriculture and winemaking indicate the richness of this area in ancient times. …

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13-Desserts and Vin cuit @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & Drink

Christmas in Provence: Vin Cuit and 13 Desserts

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay: Vin cuit and the 13 desserts are a traditional combination served at Christmas in Provence. Today, however, the 13 desserts are often only symbolically represented – with baskets filled with a selection of dried and glacé fruits and nuts, available in most food shops around …

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Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var @LizGabayMW #WinesofProvence
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Wine writers and wine buyers so often only see a region briefly when visiting a specific vineyard, two or three vineyards in a region, sometimes a local restaurant. Invariably we see small snapshots of an area, out of context of its history, people and …

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Trays of truffles at Bruno's of Lorgues @LizGabayMW
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Chez Bruno of Lorgues

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: The restaurant Bruno, familiarly known as Chez Bruno, is a Michelin starred restaurant, specialising in truffles, in the centre of Var department, just outside the old market town of Lorgues. I first went to Bruno’s  …Continue reading here Via:: Elizabeth Gabay         

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Rosé for summer #VinsdeProvence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Wine for the Pool or Beach

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: At this time of year, how often we think of holidays full of sunshine and leisure with beautiful bronzed people relaxing by or in the swimming pool or on a beach with a glass of wine or an exotic cocktail. The Côte d’Azur has …

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