Les Domaniers #WinesofProvence #Rose @Susan_PWZ
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Provençal Pairings: Rosé As Summer Sips Away

Contributor blog post by Provence WineZine: I suppose, in the end, the title of this post should have been, “As Summer Sips Away.” We often think of rosès as “summer wines,” and we rue the end of the long, hot, languorous days, and our sipping of that wonderful, pink, Provençal …

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La Tourraque #WinesofProvence via @Susan_PWZ
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Chez Les Brun-Craveris Vignerons Bio

Contributor blog post by Provence WineZine Dans un écrin d’authenticité, entre campagne et bord de mer, le domaine oéli-viticole “La Tourraque” est un joyau rare, et – grâce à la famille Brun-Craveris – ce qui pouvait arriver de mieux à ce site d’exception, à deux pas du Cap Taillat …Continue …

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Rose Vignelaure #WinesofProvence @Susan_PWZ
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These are a few of my Favorite Rosés

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: It’s been a long hot summer, at least where I’ve been hanging my hat. I was in Provence in the hottest July on record, returned to New England where heat and humidity dominated many summer days, ditto for my visits to New York–in August …

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Amphora final Illustration by Mike Dater @Susan_PWZ
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The Wine Trail from Lugdunum to Avennio

Contributor blog post by Provence WineZine Traveling the Wine Trail from Lugdunum to Avennio, wondering if 1 was a good year? Growing up in Ohio I recall long car trips counting telephone polls, smiling at Burma Shave signs, and singing the bottles-of-beer-on-the-wall song. For the most part, the landscape was …

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Cloud Chaser #WinesofProvence #Rosé @Susan_PWZ
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Provençal Pairings: A Perfect Picnic Pink Rosé

Contributor blog post by Provence WineZine When I saw this bottle of Cloud Chaser at my local upscale market for $15.99, I immediately called my friends at the Provence WineZine to ask their opinion. I had never heard of it and, as it had an English name, I was a …

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Crumble aux Poulet and Fouques #WineParing #Wines #Provence @Susan_PWZ
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Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

By Susan Manfull I love arriving at a dinner party knowing that it isn’t going to be a “state affair.” I want to relax – from the apéros to the dessert – and none of it need be fancy, especially the food and wine. (N.B. I still want crystal, silver, …

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Marc de Provence #Provence @Susan_PWZ
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Marc: A Spirit from France for People who Like it Rough

By Susan Manfull Marc (pronounced mahr and rhymes with car, like one a Bostonian would park) is not for everyone. Perhaps it is not even for most people, which works well—keeping the universe in balance—as the production of this spirit is so small that most of it never leaves the …

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Bieler rosé and Quail #WinesofProvence #VinsdeProvence @Susan_PWZ
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Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

By Susan Manfull The battle began in a civilized fashion. The candles were lit; the table was set with a Provençal cloth. A large platter of Cailles aux Riz à la Provençale was set down in the center, and the guests were poured a glass of each vintage. Then, the …

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Bastien Tardieu, Lead Oenologist. Photo by Pamela O’Neill #WinesofProvence @Susan_PWZ
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A BARREL TASTING AT THE TARDIEU – LAURENT CELLARS

By Susan Manfull Tardieu–Laurent is one of the premiere négociants in the Rhône Valley, and their cellars happen to be located in our favorite village Lourmarin. I began to hear about them soon after we discovered Lourmarin in the late-1990s, a few years after Michel Tardieu and Dominique Laurent partnered …

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Château La Tour Sainte Anne #WinesofProvence #VinsdeProvence @Susan_PWZ
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Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

By Provence WineZine Imagine that you are at the airport ready to board your flight, having paid coach fare. You step onto the plane only to be surprised by the flight attendant; you have been upgraded to First Class. That is exactly how I felt when I took my first …

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