Bouillabaisse Marseille Provence
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Marseille Bouillabaisse a Provencal Classic

What is your favourite fish soup? Residents of Marseille are adamant that French fishermen eked basic sustenance from their unsightly leftover fish bits concocted this fish broth/soup/stew on the shores of the now sprawling metropolis. The name for this dish is derived from two actions bouillir (to boil) and abaisser …

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Prose rose @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Pink and Azur Blue – The Launch of a New Brand for the Côte d’Azur

I was intrigued when I first saw the publicity for a rosé wine bearing an image of the iconic chaise bleu of the Promenade des Anglais on Nice’s Côte d’Azur waterfront. The launch of this new label Prose was at the lovely Plage Beau Rivage, by the Promenade des Anglais in …

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How to drink rose #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
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How the Price of Wine Affects our Taste

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: I have been drinking wine for decades, but only in recent years have I really started tasting it. Looking at the colour, swirling the liquid nectar in my glass, sniffing the aromas deeply, taking a sip and swirling it in my mouth, letting …

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Strawberry Tart Tarte aux Tomates et Fraises @LaPetiteMaison #Cucuron @PerfProvence
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A Sweet Tomato and Strawberry Tart

Tarte aux fraises, tomates confites et tapenade olives noires – a pastry base with sweet tomatoes, strawberries and fennel tapenade. This dessert does have several components but in the end it is not complicated.

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10 Exciting White Wines at Vinisud 2016 @LizGabayMW
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10 Exciting White Wines at Vinisud 2016

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Elizabeth Gabay Master of Wine attended Vinisud 2016 in February – a three day exhibition in Montpellier focusing on wines of the Mediterranean. She selected her top-10 white wines from the event, including several from Provence… This is a vast fair, making it impossible to taste …

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5 Provence Dining Tips from Cafes to Markets

Provence is filled with dining possibilities from picnics to Michelin-starred tables. The good news is it is hard to get a bad meal if you follow your nose and a few ground rules. Cafés offer table service for coffee and other beverages (think rosé and pastis) throughout the day. Cafés are typically open …

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EMMANUELLE BAUDE OF DOMAINE TOUR PHOTO CREDIT: W.T. MANFULL OF PROVENCE WINEZINE
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Vins de Provence Annual Wine Competition

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth for Provence WineZine: The Vins de Provence annual tasting competition took place on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Maison des Vins Côtes de Provence in Les Arcs sur Argens in the Var Department.  Nearly 700 wines were sampled by the tasting panel …Continue reading …

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Louis XV in Monaco @AccessRiviera
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La Liste : 118 French Restaurants Get It Right

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: La Liste, a selection of the 1000 most impressive restaurants in the world, was published at the end of last year with Benoît Violier’s Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland, coming out on top. Thomas Keller’s Per Se, in New York, came …

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Wine Scholar Guild #Provence #Wine Study Program @WineScholarGuil
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Wine Scholar Guild Provence Wine Study Program – Giveaway

Wine lover? Contest details are below. The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG), formerly the French Wine Society, is in the process of evolving the 10-year old organization and pursuing a lofty goal. The WSG wants to be the recognized global leader in wine study programs for France, …Continue reading here for details …

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L'Arbre a Vins Vaison-la-Romaine
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Better than a Money Tree – L’Arbre à Vins in Vaison-la-Romaine

Mathieu Schillinger hails from France’s Alsace region with its fabulous white wines. However, he tells me that it was only when he moved to England that he gained an appreciation for food and wine. An Epicurean paradox? In 2007, Mathieu and his wife returned to France to open a B&B …

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