Wine Cellar Wines Provence
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What are you putting in your wine cellar in 2018 from Provence?

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark for Provence WineZine: Musings of a Wine Maven… A wine cellar can be defined in various ways. In its basic element, I define it as a place to stash wine. My first was a nine-bottle wooden rack placed at the back of a clothes closet …

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Valentines Day Mirabeau Mushroom Provençal Herb Stuffed Chicken Breast
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Mushroom and Provençal Herb stuffed Chicken Breast with Polenta and Potato purée 

This recipe combines some of the classic French flavours – chicken, wild mushrooms, cream and potato in a tasty main dish. None of the components take very long to prepare, and the polenta-potato purée can be made in advance to save time. Choose a selection of fresh wild mushrooms to enhance the flavour profile of this Provençal Herb stuffed Chicken Breast and enjoy!

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Duck Red Wine Pairing Chateau La Mascaronne
David Scott AllenProvence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Duck and Château La Mascaronne a Wine Pairing made for Friends

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: It has been literally years since Susan and I shared a meal and a bottle of wine… or some number of bottles of wine, if we are going to be honest. But, in the beginning of December, she and her daughter …

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DIAM technical corks France
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How DIAM Corks are Ensuring our Rosés Stay Purely Delicious

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine Bottle closures are a hotly debated topic among wine professionals, from the staunch supporters of natural corks in France to the screwcap evangelists of the “new world”. However, the newest kid-on-the-block is making waves … “DIAM agglomerated corks guarantee both 100% removal of TCA …

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Calisson d'Aix
Taste: Food & Drink

Calisson d’Aix the Sweet Almond Candy Made in Provence

Candy might not be the reason you decide to visit Aix-en-Provence, but don’t leave town without sampling the famous Calisson d’Aix. These sweets, made with ground, local almonds (sweet and bitter) and a fruit paste blend of melon confit (preserved in sugar) and orange peel, were officially recognised as part …

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White Bean Chicken Confit Cassoulet
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Cassoulet from Southern France

This “faux” cassoulet recipe appeared in the February 2016 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. I have prepared it several times to rave reviews from family and friends. Like a traditional cassoulet, it is a meal-in-a-dish and requires only a side salad, a robust red wine and perhaps a fruit dessert to complete the meal. It is perfect for cold winter evenings.

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Valentines Day menu Mirabeau Beet Salmon Starter 2018
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Beet Carpaccio with Smoked Salmon and Pomegranate a Colourful Starter Course

This starter course with thinly sliced beets is a brightly-hued plate to start a meal. The deep-purple beets and bright pink salmon are festive and bursting with flavour.

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Coconut Raspberry Eton Mess Valentines Day Mirabeau Desert Rosé 2018
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Try Raspberry-Coconut Eton Mess for an Easy Dessert

The typical ingredients in this dessert are cream, meringue and strawberries. For this version –  Coconut Eton Mess with Raspberries and Chocolate, we substituted raspberries instead of strawberries (the local ones are not typically available in Provence until June).

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Le Bistrot du Paradou
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Le Bistrot du Paradou, Most Enjoyable Dining in the Alpilles

Contributor blog post by Michel: One Friday a few months back, we had a date for a rendezvous with cousins Jean-Marc and Christine for dinner. It was my responsibility to choose a restaurant somewhere between Montpellier and Sablet. After making some calls, I landed on Le Bistrot du Paradou. I was …

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Galettes de Crabe Crab Cakes
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Crab Cakes and Provencal Vermentino a Recipe for Galettes de Crabe 

Aromas are a funny thing. Almost like those dreams you are sure you will remember in the morning and then don’t, a scent can transport you to another place and time. In his blog post, “Recipes and Remembrance” David talks about a restaurant — Le Bec-Fin — that was once …

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