Chateau d'Esclans Crab Cake Recipe Provencal Rolle Wine
Provence WineZineWines and Spirits of Provence

Provencal Rolle Wine from Château d’Esclans with Crab Cakes

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen @Provence WineZine: Toward the end of my pairing notes last month, I suggested I might have remembered Rolle being someone softer, fuller, and rounder than its Italian counterpart, Vermentino. It seems that I was right. Disclaimer: I only tasted two of hundreds of wines …

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Roast Turkey Recipe Citrus Flavours Mirabeau Wine
Main CourseMirabeau WinesPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Twist on a Holiday Recipe Roast Turkey with the flavours of Provence

Roast turkey is easy to make, and the citrus gives this dish a “sun-drenched” flavour. The root vegetable side dish is easy to make and a definite crowd pleaser.

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Trompette de la Mort Tarte Wild Mushroom Tart
Main CoursePaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkVegetarian

Mushroom Season: Tarte aux Trompette de la Mort a Wild Mushroom Tart Recipe

his is a recipe Didi and I made up (mostly Didi!) when given an enormous bag of freshly foraged Trompette de la Mort mushrooms. It’s wonderful as a starter, but could easily be a full meal when paired with a nice salad. Any mushrooms will do, but wild mushrooms do seem to really make this. If you can’t be bothered to make the béchamel, it’s fine without.

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Cookies Christmas Croquants with Vin Cuit
Christmas & HolidayDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Croquants – Croquets a Provencal Christmas Dessert Recipe

This crunchy little cookie biscuit is the French version of the Italian Biscotti or Biscotto. Delightfully good served with your favourite tea or coffee or let’s be honest completely on their own.

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Vin Cuit Provence
Mirabeau WinesWines and Spirits of Provence

Cooked Wine Provence’s Vin Cuit is Steeped in Tradition

Contributor blog post by Susan Newman Manfull for Mirabeau Wine: Sometime in early October, after the harvest, winemakers—mostly located in a small area of Provence at the base of Mont Sainte Victoire, between Aix-en-Provence and Trets—begin the annual tradition of making “vin cuit” or “cooked wine.” They each build a …

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Kale Rosé Wines
Provence WineZineWines and Spirits of Provence

Napa’s Kale Rosé Goes To Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Rosé continues to take the United States by storm. Although France drinks the most rosé by a long shot, accounting for 35% of world consumption or 8.5 million hectoliters (mhl) of rosé, the United States comes in a second (3.4 mhl).A distant second, yes, but …

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Wine Holidays l'Occasion Gift Guide
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Wrapped Up for the Holidays: The L’Occasion Gift Guide

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This time of year brings forth memories of Christmases that I’ve experienced and also, of Christmases that I’ve created in my imagination, fueled by narratives told and retold – a history of the way things should be. …Continue reading here for Jill’s wine post – …

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Christmas Traditions Markets Aix-en-Provence
Caroline LongstaffeMarkets in Provence and Cote d'Azur

Christmas Traditions and the Markets of Provence

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: It’s December in Provence, snow has already sprinkled its magic across the villages and as the nights draw in and daylights fades each day, a bitter chill drapes itself like a frozen mantle across the dark golden, sprawling vineyards. By early December in Provence …

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Pumpkin Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Pumpkin and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with a dash of Clementine

This is the perfect flavour-packed soup to brighten up your mood on a rainy or cold winters day. The fruity and brightly coloured pumpkin combines really well with the earthy taste of the Jerusalem Artichoke, while the hint of clementine juice cuts through it all with it’s pretty acidity.

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