RIVINI #Wine #Italy @RivieraGrape
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Five of the Best: Tips for Making the Most of Rivini

By Chrissie The wait is over! The first edition of Rivini, the International Wine Festival of the Riviera, takes place this weekend at Villa Eva, just across the border in Latte, conveniently located between Menton and Ventimiglia on the Ligurian coast. Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine         

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Provence Wine AOCs #WinesofProvence @Rivieragrape
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Five Lesser-Known Provence Wine Appellations

By Chrissie Last week we went on a road trip, down past the Camargue and the coastal towns of Sète and Marseillan, where Provence meets France’s other Mediterranean coast, the Langudoc-Rousillon. As we left the Alpes-Maritimes and crossed through the Var Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine         

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Extreme Wine @LaVerrière #Provence #Wines @RivieraGrape
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An Extreme Wine Experience in the Heart of Provence

By Chrissie Most of us love the idea of learning more about wine. Even the smallest bit of wine knowledge impresses; it enables party tricks such as tackling a restaurant wine list with confidence or recommending a suitable wine pairing to match to your meal with your friends. The question is …

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Nice Carnaval #Nice #Carnival @RivieraGrape
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On the Search for Tradition in the Modern Nice Carnival

By Chrissie February is synonymous with more than one big event; Valentine’s Day, the Oscars, Six Nations Rugby, and, if you live in Nice, Carnival. Like it, or loathe it (I’d say most residents fall into the latter camp), don’t even try to fight the Carnival. Explore this Post Via:: The …

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Aerial View Nice Love French Riviera @RivieraGrape
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Three Things I Love About Nice

By Chrissie I got back to Europe from Australia this morning. As usually happens when I go home to Sydney, people (especially those who I don’t know very well) kept asking me: “When are you coming home?” (ie moving home. growing up. coming back to reality – it’s a loaded question – I’ve been travelling pretty …

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Nice Acropolis Expositions #Nice #Provence #Wines @RivieraGrape
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Upcoming Event: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants

By Chrissie Five Tips to Make the Most of It The Acropolis is the place to be this weekend! The Nice Acropolis, to be precise. I’m very excited! One of the region’s best wine events just happens to be on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is a great way …

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Wine school In Nice #Provence #Wines #Bellet @RivieraGrape
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Back to Wine School

By Chrissie This month I went back to school … to wine school. Now, I have little regrets about my university days, but if I had to name one it would be my lack of involvement in university life. I was busy juggling full-time study with a part-time job, saving for …

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Rivini Cote d'Azur #Provence #Wines @RivieraGrape
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Rivini, the International Wine Festival of the Riviera

By Chrissie I’m getting in early with an event to mark in your 2015 diary. The Riviera now has its very own international wine festival, Rivini! The brainchild of Massimo Sacco, Chef Sommelier at the Fairmont Monte Carlo and Bradley Mitton, the Riviera’s New World wine expert, the first edition …

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Unique Grapes of the Alpes Maritimes #ProvenceWines @RivieraGrape
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Unique Grapes of the Alpes-Maritimes

By Chrissie It’s a story I’ve heard a few times now. Visitors arrive in Nice. Ask restaurant for a bottle of local wine. “So you’ll be wanting a rosé from Provence?” Considering that, for most people, their only chance to discover the wines of Nice and surrounds Explore this Post …

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Christmas in the Provence Vines #Provencewines @RivieraGrape
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Christmas in the Provence Vines

By Chrissie I’m still getting used to a Northern Hemisphere Christmas. Yes, I’m one of those strange people from the south who thinks Christmas should be hot, spent outside by the barbeque, enjoying a traditional festive menu of prawns and mangoes, before an afternoon swim to cool off. Explore this Post …

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