Rhône Valley Viognier Wine
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Pairing Rhône Valley Viognier Wine from Condrieu

By David Scott Allen Viognier Wine and Food When I started writing this food and wine pairing column for the Provence Wine Zine – can you believe it has been four years? – I had never had a French Viognier. I was used to the sweet, strongly spiced American vintages …

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Making Cassoulet
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Making Cassoulet What Wine to Serve?

By David Scott Allen No, Dorothy, we aren’t in Kansas… or Provence, for that matter. But I did this intentionally. I planned to make a cassoulet on New Year’s Eve for Susan and Towny of Provence WineZine and wanted the wine to pair perfectly. Since I got the basic recipe for …

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Abbaye de Lérins Wine Ile Saint Honorat
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Abbaye de Lérins Wine and Steak au Poivre its Heavenly

By David Scott Allen Susan and Towny, and their daughter Alex, came to Tucson at the end of July. With them, they brought – among other wines – this gem. I am sorry to inform you that this isn’t a wine you will be able to get in the United …

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Buying Criteria Rosé
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Decision Time Buying Criteria for Rosé Wine

Buying Rosé Numerous studies have been conducted in the food industry on what influences shoppers’ buying decisions. I came across several such studies during my printing equipment sales career, as print quality of the package can have an enormous impact, positive or negative, at the moment of selection. …Continue reading …

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Vinsobres Southern Rhône Wine
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Vinsobres Southern Rhône Wine and Spicy Lamb Shanks

By David Scott Allen Once again, I think I was very lucky with this pairing. I was serving Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks to friends who drink only red wine. And only red wine from France. Picky, picky. We had just returned from three glorious weeks in Sicily (stay tuned for a …

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Seafood Pasta Provence Wine Château d’Esclans Cuvée: Garrus
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Seafood Pasta and Provencal Wine Pairings

By David Scott Allen We were gifted this bottle of wine; après tout, wines of this caliber are not in my normal wine budget. It is such a special bottle that it actually made me nervous when it came to pairing it with food. I fretted for weeks about the menu. …

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Côtes de Provence Wine Pairing
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Côtes de Provence Wine Pairing with Salmon

By David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: Today’s tasting may be the most unusual I have done. It is a wine that, if blindfolded when tasted, would not have said “rosé” to me, although it wouldn’t have said red or white, either. It has none of the traditional red fruits associated …

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