Coteaux-daix-en-provence #WinesofProvence @LizGabay
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Wines from Coteaux-de-Aix

Elizabeth Gabay recently attended the official 2014 vintage tasting of the wines of Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. This appellation maybe small at 4000ha, but there are 67 domaines and 12 cooperatives.  To learn more about the region and Elizabeth’s thoughts on the 2014 vintage wines from the 34 producers at the event …

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Cooking Classes Marie Helene @dreamyprovence
French Cooking ClassesMy Dreamy ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Provence cooking at the home of Marie-Hélène

A little while ago I enjoyed a glass or two of local wine with Sarah Pernot, a fellow Brit and founder of Discover Provence; a tour company offering authentic trips around the region.   Sarah suggested I come on one of her newer trips, a Provencal cooking experience, to the …

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Aigo Blanco Restaurant #Forcalquier
Hilda StearnRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where are we going to eat in Forcalquier on a Sunday

Hilda Stearn visited Forcalquier in Haute Provence in the autumn. You can read about the lovely place she stayed and the local spa here. In today’s 24/7 society it is easy to forget that in some parts of France this development has yet to take hold. Arriving late in the …

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Clafoutis aux Cerises
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Clafoutis aux Cerises

This dessert originates from the Limousin region of France, but is often seen on Provencal menus. The beauty of this easy dessert is it can be prepared with almost any fruit, although strawberries are not recommended.  The traditional version is made with whole cherries (not pitted) otherwise the juice will change …

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Rosés of Provence #WinesofProvence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

2014 Rosé Wines from Provence – Part 1

I am often asked which rosé wines from Provence I would recommend, so I have put together some which I liked at recent tastings. The wines were tasted at various domaines, the large trade fair Prowein in Dusseldorf and the annual Côtes de Provence tasting in Mandelieu, both this month, …

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Best Ice-Cream Provence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Just the Best Ice-Cream in Provence in Ansouis

This Wednesday, April 15th, L’Art Glacier reopens after its winter break. This is a restaurant tucked away on a wooded hillside near Ansouis and is well-worth seeking out. It has a fabulous terrace which overlooks the Luberon and its ice-creams and sorbets must be the best ever! Explore the original …

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Vaison Pont Vaison-la-Romaine Vaison Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsTaste: Food & Drink

Vaison la Romaine Locals Tips for Your Visit

Local enough to hear the latest gossip makes you a local in Provence Sharon de Rham (tour guide and expat) says she gets the heads up from her friend at the tourist office when there are movie stars staying in the “neighbourhood.” After nearly ten years in Vaison la Romaine, …

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Provence village Market Puyricard @DreamyProvence
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurMy Dreamy ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Market day at my favourite local Provencal village

Ten minutes drive from the centre of Aix and we are in the countryside.  All around this town there are little villages where daily life seems a whole lot slower and simpler than its larger neighbour.  The stunning ‘travel book’ villages are further away and if you need a slice …

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provence wine map #WinesofProvence
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provençal Carignan

Until the 1970s, Carignan was one of the main grapes of Provence, blended with Grenache and Cinsault to make classic Provençal red and rosé wines. Grenache provided the fruit and sugar, Cinsault the charm and floral notes, Carignan the tannin and acidity. Read the rest of Elizabeth’s post on Provençal …

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RIVINI #Wine #Italy @RivieraGrape
Taste: Food & DrinkThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

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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