Mirabeau Wine Give Away @MirabeauWine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Mirabeau Wine Emerges from a Dream

Keep reading for details on a contest and giveaway! Media sources and reputable wine journals have published countless articles about “Team Cronk” a nickname often used for the Mirabeau Wine duo Stephen and Jeany Cronk. The wine industry is teeming with personal stories of joys and heartaches, tales that are …

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Recipe Rosemary and Bay Leaf Truffles
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Recipe: Rosemary and Bay Leaf Truffles

Rosemary and Bay Truffles – “The Essence of Flavour” Truffle faux pas Last year, as a gift for a kind favour, Robin and I baked these amazing truffles and presented them to a neighbour in a pretty glass jar. She looked at us almost in disgust. Not only had we …

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Vaqueyras Wine #RhoneValleyWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

True Love Brings A New Wine Love

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This article was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine series. …Vaqueyras… The first of my great Vaqueyras bottles was served to me and my husband on a rainy spring evening in the lounge at the divinely cultivated Château des Alpilles in St. Remy-de-Provence. It’s my deep …

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Cooking Classes #Cucuron @LaPetiteMaison @CuriousProvence
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Gift Idea: Cooking Class at La Petit Maison du Cucuron

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Personally, I love experiences as gifts. My man has bought me all manner of classes and courses as gifts to feed my love for learning. Last Christmas, he bought me a cooking class at the charming restaurant La Petit Maison du Cucuron. Chef Eric …

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Zucchini at St Tropez Market @PerfProvence
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Quick Appetizer Zucchini Tart

This recipe I call “Jacques Zucchini Tart.” It is the perfect appetizer – think chilled rosé with a savoury, lightly salted snack that takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Your guests will be impressed

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Eggs Provence Market Produce @TableEnProvence
Paula KaneTaste

Provence: Where Are My Eggs?

Many years ago I met a charming couple from California while at the winery in Provence. They were staying on the property for a week and we hit it off immediately. I adore California wine country, and they love Provence so we had a great deal to talk about. One …

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Daube Provencal #Stew @MirabeauWine
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A Wintery Daube Provençale

Now that winter has truly arrived in Provence, we all enjoy warmer and richer food than we do most year-round. Contrary to popular belief, it gets incredibly cold here (though not for very long), and a delicious warm stew makes everyone in the family happy.  Continue reading here for the …

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Fennel growing in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

The Freshest Veggies Near You

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Fennel bulbs are in season and looking good! I must admit, and you’ve probably noticed, that I am obsessed with markets. Despite generally scheduling my entire week around whichever market I would like to visit, I sometimes just can’t get to the market I …

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Sea Urchins mois de l'oursin Carry le Rouet Cote Bleue @PerfProvence
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The Sea Urchins of Carry le Rouet

France is a country of foodies with broad ranging tastes. After all would you have thought of pairing foie gras with gingerbread? France is also the place with countless opportunities to try some downright strange things like sea urchins or oursin. On Sundays in February, there is a festival in …

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Soupe au Pistou @ElizabethBard Recipes Provence
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Elizabeth Bard’s Version of Soupe au Pistou

This soup is a Provençal classic, practically every every household will have their own variation. This is a perfect autumn recipe from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes.

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