Domaine de Font Alba Wines of Provence
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A new wine domain in Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: We have just discovered Domaine de Font Alba, on the outskirts of Apt. Set in 25 hectares including vine and olive trees, the vines are at between 300 and 400 meters facing South & South East and …Continue reading here Via:: Accommodation in Provence …

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Assiette Gastro Carre du Palais #Avignon #RhoneWines @InterRhone
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Carre du Palais Inter Rhone’s Wine Tourism Project

Maison des Vins – home to Inter Rhône – is moving uptown! Hôtel Calvet de la Palun built in 1789, one of the last of the hôtels particulier (grand, private residences) constructed under the Pontifical proprietorship of Avignon (ended 1791). Touching the southern edge of the Palais des Papes (a UNESCO …

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Marseille Classic Bouillabaisse
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Recipe for Marseille Classic Bouillabaisse

The fish scraps and a few herbs were thrown into a pot of boiling salty water, this meager meal marked the end of a long day for the fishermen of Marseille. Fast forward to the present day and this fish soup is no longer considered a humble meal. You can …

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non-alcoholic-drinks @RivieraGrape
TasteThe Riviera Grapevine

Non-Alcoholic Drinks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wine and pregnancy aren’t exactly the most compatible of partners. Whilst everyone has their own take on drinking during pregnancy, I’ve pretty well steered cleared of anything vaguely fermented socially and in professional situations have been sure to ‘taste’ not ‘drink’ (ie made full use of the spittoon).  

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Riviera wine tastings #WinesofProvence @RivieraGrape
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Top 5 Tutored Riviera Wine Tastings

A question and answer to kick off this weekend. Q: Apart from the vineyards themselves, where are the best spots for wine tasting on the French Riviera and in Liguria? A: As you’d expect from the world’s top two wine-producing countries    

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French leeks Poireaux #leeks @CuriousProvence
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Repiquage des Poireaux d’Hiver

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Winter leeks have a blue tinge to their leaves. These are being sold right now at Vaison la Romaine market on Tuesday mornings. For those of you who aren’t kicking yourselves for enthusiastically sowing hundreds of seeds when the first spring blossom appeared (the …

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Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var @LizGabayMW #WinesofProvence
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The Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Wine writers and wine buyers so often only see a region briefly when visiting a specific vineyard, two or three vineyards in a region, sometimes a local restaurant. Invariably we see small snapshots of an area, out of context of its history, people and …

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Green Olive Tapenades @ProvenceCook
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How to Make Provencal Olive Tapenades

Late fall is typically when the olive harvest takes place in Provence. The fruit is left on the trees as long as possible to maximize production of the golden nectar, but not long enough to risk a frost. Read more about “Extra Virgin Oil an Olive Legend” here. The Provence …

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Provence on a Budget : Bidon Wine (Vin en Vrac)

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Prices for bidon containers. A robinet is to facilitate pouring which can be quite the art from a 5 litre container into a glass…If you only have a tiny fridge the best is to transfer the wine into empty bottles. Buy the glass bottle …

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Red Wines of Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Provencal Grapevines Through The Seasons

The ABC’s of wine! Want to sound like an expert? Read Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post to find out about ageing, barrels, corks, decanting, grapes, fun facts and much, much more. For example, Oenology is the science of winemaking and a Refractometer is a tool used by experts to determine …

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