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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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Understanding Rosé Elizabeth Gabay
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Understanding Rosé a New Book by Elizabeth Gabay

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Alexis Lichine famously said, “If you want to learn about wine, buy a corkscrew and use it.” Elizabeth Gabay MW, being a fixture in the Provence rosé scene for well over a decade, has opened many bottles of pink wine since moving from the United …

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Chateau d'Esclans Crab Cake Recipe Provencal Rolle Wine
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Provencal Rolle Wine from Château d’Esclans with Crab Cakes

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen @Provence WineZine: Toward the end of my pairing notes last month, I suggested I might have remembered Rolle being someone softer, fuller, and rounder than its Italian counterpart, Vermentino. It seems that I was right. Disclaimer: I only tasted two of hundreds of wines …

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Kale Rosé Wines
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Napa’s Kale Rosé Goes To Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Rosé continues to take the United States by storm. Although France drinks the most rosé by a long shot, accounting for 35% of world consumption or 8.5 million hectoliters (mhl) of rosé, the United States comes in a second (3.4 mhl).A distant second, yes, but …

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Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2017
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Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2017 by Provence WineZine

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: So you want to add a little French flair to this quintessentially American meal? But a wave of anxiety engulfed you when you remembered that seven years ago, UNESCO deemed French gastronomy to be “a world intangible heritage.” The French just know how to do …

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