Cotignac Plane Trees @MirabeauWine
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Under the Platanes – French Plane Trees

Contributor blog post by Célia Gentaud @MirabeauWine: There’s nothing more magical on a hot summer’s day than enjoying a glass of chilled, dry rosé in the shade of a towering Plane tree in the square. The hub of most French villages, especially in Provence, Plane trees are symbolic of socialising and …

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Winter Salad Recipe @MirabeauWine
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Two delicious French Winter Salads

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @MirabeauWine: Somehow salads get short shrift in winter, yet this is probably the time when we need vitamins the most to get through the cold period. I enjoy eating and making salads all year round and like to add richer ingredients in autumn and …

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Why blending is so key in Rosé winemaking

Contributor blog post by Stephen Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: People are often surprised that most wines are blends, and even more surprised that even single-grape variety bottles are blends from different tanks. In Provence it’s the law of our appellation that wines are blends from the local varieties like Grenache, Syrah, …

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Mirabeau Pure Punt @MirabeauWine #WinesofProvence
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Taking a Punt in the Wine World

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Taking a punt – according to most dictionaries – means to take a chance, to give something a go, place a bet, or even… to take a flat-bottomed ferry boat. You could also be handed a long pole and then ushered onto a long …

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Salmon Shrimp starter #Recipe @MirabeauWine
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Scrumptious Salmon and Shrimp Appetizer with Horseradish Cream

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine After a hectic festive season, this delightful salmon and shrimp dish is ideal as an apéro, starter or light meal. Browsing through the interwebs, I got the inspiration from a BBC Good Food recipe using prawns, which also looks yummy. While this isn’t a …

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Mirabeau Cronk Maison Tiles @MirabeauWine
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Finally in our own Maison en Provence

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @MirabeauWine  As we know well from having read Peter Mayle’s tale of life and construction in Provence, nothing (apart from buying baguettes and Rosé) is ever easy in this neck of the woods. We do forget that construction is mostly a nightmare, wherever you are …

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Daube Provencal #Stew @MirabeauWine
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A Wintery Daube Provençale

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: Now that winter’s truly arrived in Provence we all enjoy warmer and richer food than we do most of the year round. Contrary to popular belief it gets incredibly cold here (though not for very long) and a delicious warm stew makes …

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Mirabeau Wine #LaFolie #Weddings @MirabeauWine
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Provence Wedding Wine

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning@ Mirabeau Wine Since our boutique opened in the heart of picturesque Cotignac, we’ve welcomed enquiries from brides and grooms around the world who are planning their dream wedding in Provence. The main question is which wine to drink with which course, and how does …

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How to make Rose #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
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How is rosé wine made in Provence

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Rosé wine in Provence is made using red grapes, serious timing and oodles of expertise. Interestingly, Provence rosé started life as a by-product of red wine. It was originally made by bleeding off the pale juice so that the rest of the tank would create …

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Olive Trees in Provence

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: The Spanish introduced Olea europaea to the Mediterranean basin in 8000 B.C. The longevity of these noble trees is legendary at thousands of years. Olive oil production dates back to the Bronze age. With a maximum height of 15 metres, olive trees have got …

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