EMMANUELLE BAUDE OF DOMAINE TOUR PHOTO CREDIT: W.T. MANFULL OF PROVENCE WINEZINE
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Vins de Provence Annual Wine Competition

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth for Provence WineZine: The Vins de Provence annual tasting competition took place on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Maison des Vins Côtes de Provence in Les Arcs sur Argens in the Var Department.  Nearly 700 wines were sampled by the tasting panel …Continue reading …

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Spring meal wine and food pairings @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Spring Meal Pairings for Southern Rhône Wines

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: On the second Saturday of each month, a group of bloggers who are passionate about the way good wine enhances a meal come together to blog about a wine pairing they have done. Each month has a different Wine Pairing Weekend theme to focus …

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rhone valley road trip #ProvenceWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Rhône Valley Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I love, adore, gobble, guzzle, stockpile and yak about Rhone reds. I find them to be incredibly drinkable and a compelling source of wine fascination. If only lightly familiar with French wines, Champagne or Burgundy probably pop into your mind when conversation turns to …

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Chateau des Ferrages
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Maision M. Chapoutier Buys Château des Ferrages in Provence

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Legendary Rhône wine estate, Maison M. Chapoutier recently announced acquisition of the Provençal domaine, Château des Ferrages. Château des Ferrages is located between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximin near the commune of Pourcieux. The domaine produces Côtes-de-Provence AOP and …Continue reading here to find out why the limestone terroir …

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Rose in Provence #VinsdeProvence @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Case of Provençal Rosé

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This post was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine blog series, more reason to drink wine. Don’t be mistaken — rosé isn’t a blend of red & white wine. In fact, that concept was completely rejected by regional winemakers upon suggestion in 2009, when the European …

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Reasons to drink wine @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Why I Drink Wine

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Jill wrote a blog series with this hashtag #12daysofwine with a dozen excuses to drink wine. This quote is lyrical, words on paper that put a thumb on what we feel. This is why wine is a lover… the finer things, so simple they’ve …

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Rose in Provence #VinsdeProvence @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Provençal Wine Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This post was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine blog series, in case you need an excuse to drink wine. You’ll sleep better tonight knowing there is a Center for Rosé Research. Where else but Provence? The center provides training, educational materials, conferences & tastings in …

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Vaqueyras Wine #RhoneValleyWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

True Love Brings A New Wine Love

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This article was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine series. …Vaqueyras… The first of my great Vaqueyras bottles was served to me and my husband on a rainy spring evening in the lounge at the divinely cultivated Château des Alpilles in St. Remy-de-Provence. It’s my deep …

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Wine Pairing by @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine: Is There Such Thing As A Perfect Pairing?

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: My brother-in-law was over recently, relaxing on a fall Sunday in the easy chair by the basket of magazines. He read from an old Wine Spectator (M Chapoutier was on the cover, a saved gem). “It says here, don’t serve a special wine with …

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Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Mirabeau en Provence Final Assemblage of 2015 Rosés

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Mirabeau en Provence wines come with an inspiring story. The label’s founders, Stephen and Jeany Cronk, realized their dream of opening a winery in Provence when they resettled in Cotignac in 2009. …Continue reading here for the details on how the Mirabeau team took …

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