Mirabeau Wines #ProvenceWines #Rose @Susan_PWZ
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

YOU KNOW MIRABEAU ROSÉS, BUT HAVE YOU MET THE RED WINE?

By Susan Manfull Have you ever had a dream that you really wanted to follow? One that tugged so hard at your heartstrings that you resorted to cold showers to quell those feelings? Stephen Cronk did. And, now, after harboring this dream for some 25 years, this handsome man with …

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Vacqueyras and Lamb #Provence #wines @Susan_PWZ
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Hearty New Year Greeting (and Wine Pairing)

By Susan Manfull I can’t think of anything I enjoy more than lamb with a rich, full-bodied red wine by its side. A bottle of 2007 Éternité has been sitting in our caves (okay, it’s a wine rack) waiting for the right meal. It’s Christmas, and Provençal lamb shanks have …

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Vin Cuit #Provence #Wines @Susan_PWZ
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

PROVENCE’S VIN CUIT: WINE COOKED IN A CAULDRON, AGED IN OLD OAK, AND STEEPED IN TRADITION

By Susan Manfull Sometime in early October, after the harvest, winemakers—mostly located in a small area of Provence at the base of Mont Sainte Victoire, between Aix-en-Provence and Trets—begin the annual tradition of making “vin cuit” or “cooked wine. They each build a big fire of oak wood and fill …

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Raw and Rolle #ProvenceWines #Provence @Susan_PWZ
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

RAW AND ROLLE

By Susan Manfull Oysters are everywhere in Provence this time of year. Often likened to the American turkey at Thanksgiving, oysters—along with foie gras and caviar—are an integral part of the holidays in France. Half of the country’s annual production of oysters is consumed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. …

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