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Mirabeau hosts Boy Capel Classic Car Rally

What a delight welcoming these fabulous classic cars on the Cours Gambetta in Cotignac. Jeany had arranged the waypoint for the Boy Capel Classic Car Rally with a family friend who was organizing the event. While participants were offered (small) wine tastings from our converted 2CV wine bar, alongside coffees …

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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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Coq au vin Recipe @MirabeauWine
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Coq au vin à la Vic

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: A friend and I went walking in the hills that nestle Cotignac, and the scent of thyme and rosemary wafting up inspired me to bring some of this countryside goodness to my hubby who was spending the day in bed trying to get over …

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The Santons of Provence

Contibutor blog post by Victoria Koning @Mirabeau Wine: Sir Francis of Assisi established the tradition of nativity scenes in 1223 with live enactments by people and animals during the midnight mass on Christmas eve in his church of Greccio, Italy. The tradition halted after the French Revolution, when many churches …

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Mirabeau Wine Christmas magnum #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
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5 Good Reasons to Give Someone Wine for Christmas

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Wine is a great Christmas present for many reasons, as long as it’s appropriate…i.e. you are not giving it to your spouse who’s really expecting a diamond ring or to someone who’s teetotal.  But it’s a fantastic present for family and friends as well …

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Jeany and Stephen Cronk @MirabeauWine #Boutique #WinesofProvence
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Behind every great dream lies a good spreadsheet!

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine We recently contributed a piece to an online magazine about realising our dreams to become wine producers in Provence and the journalist gave it this very headline. Sounds quite boring I admit, but after talking a lot about all the funny, romantic …

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Fig Walnut and Lardon Quiche #Figs #Recipe @MirabeauWine
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Mirabeau Recipe: Fig, Walnut and Lardon Quiche

seasonal quiches, as there’s always a nice combination that will work. Figs are lovely with nuts, so you can make a very tasty number with some crushed almonds or walnuts, figs and some lardons

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Fig ham #recipe by @MirabeauWine
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Mirabeau Recipe: Roasted Figs with Cheese and Bacon

When you see figs in your local market, or better yet on trees along your way, gather some to make this easy appetizer. The recipe is Italian inspired, but made in Provence

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Belle, the Wedding Wine Bar

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: A lovely Dutch couple, Anneloes and Sjors, asked if Belle could be used as a wedding wine bar after their ceremony in Provence. Marcel and I offered to serve the yummy La Folie sparkling rosé wine along with little French tarts. We got to …

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Harvest in Provence 2015 is a Corker

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Harvest was over in many parts of Provence by late September. The winemakers that I have talked to are optimistic that the fruit from 2015 will produce great wine.  Here is what the gang at Mirabeau Wine has to say: It’s not even the …

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