White Côtes du Rhône Wine Pairing with Calamari
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White Côtes du Rhône Wine Pairing with Calamari

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine When Susan and Alex were here in December, we went on a bit of a (wine) shopping spree. Shocking, right? One of the wines we bought was a 2015 Le Caillou from Le Clos du Caillou in the Côtes du Rhône …

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Vinisud Montpellier 2018 @ProvenceWineZine
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Changes on the Horizon for Vinisud Destination Paris VinoVision 2019

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Having just wrapped up the 14th Vinisud—which took place from February 18th to 20th in Montpellier—plans were announced for 2019. Next year, Vinisud and VinoVision will join forces with VinoVision, the cool climate wine exhibition. The wine fair will take place from February 10th to …

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Millesime Bio 2018 Wine Fair-Montpellier-@ProvenceWineZine
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Wine Notes and Wines of Note from the Millésime Bio 2018 in Montpellier

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Millésime Bio 2018 opened their doors on January 29th to upwards of 3000 people. I was one of those people on that first day. After last year’s venue switch to Marseille, the renowned organic wine fair returned to Montpellier, where it all began 25 years …

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Château d’Esclans Provencal Wine Angel Rock Whispering
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Château d’Esclans Provençal Wine Pairing Angels with Fish Boulettes

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: When in the company of angels, you had better plan a decent meal. Right? Whispering Angel and Rock Angel are the first two of four wines from Château d’Esclans. The next two up the ladder are Les Clans and Garrus. While I …

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Domaine Richeaume Aix-en-Provence ProvenceWineZine
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Domaine Richeaume: Taking the Provencal Wine Road Less Travelled

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Sylvain Hoesch was not going to be a winemaker. “No,” he answered, rather emphatically for a man who seemed to have such a quiet demeanor. “I was sure I was going to do something else.” Hoesch grew up on Domaine Richeaume, the 65-hectare (160-acre) estate …

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At the Château Gasqui Vineyard Nature is a Companion at Work

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: “You have to have confidence in the terroir,” winemaker François Miglio emphatically told me. “You have to accompany its natural harmony,” he continued, echoing the essence of the biodynamic philosophy he follows, as we sipped wines in all three colours at Château Gasqui one particularly …

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What are you putting in your wine cellar in 2018 from Provence?

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark for Provence WineZine: Musings of a Wine Maven… A wine cellar can be defined in various ways. In its basic element, I define it as a place to stash wine. My first was a nine-bottle wooden rack placed at the back of a clothes closet …

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Duck Red Wine Pairing Chateau La Mascaronne
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Duck and Château La Mascaronne a Wine Pairing made for Friends

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: It has been literally years since Susan and I shared a meal and a bottle of wine… or some number of bottles of wine, if we are going to be honest. But, in the beginning of December, she and her daughter …

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Peter Mayle Author Illustration by Alexandra Manfull
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Provence Loses One of Its Biggest Fans: Peter Mayle Dies at Age 78

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Peter Mayle, the British advertising executive and author of children’s books turned internationally-renowned author of books set in Provence, passed away early Thursday morning in a hospital in Provence. I learned that he was not well when I was in Provence this past summer, but …

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ôtes du Rhône White Wine Shrimp Pairing
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Côtes du Rhône White Wine with Shrimp Tasty Provençal Wine Pairings

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: I found the following on the British blog Golly’s Wine Drops: “Léon Perdigal Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc ’15 has a full on hipster collection of grapes in it… So cool you’ve never heard of half of them. It doesn’t hold any truck …

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