AixcentricGuided Holiday ToursWines and Spirits of Provence

Exploring Local Vineyards: Useful Press Kit and a One-day Rally

By aixcentric Saturday 20th September is the deadline for enrolling for the Sainte-Victoire Wine Rally which is great fun. But just before I post details of that, here is something interesting that I have just found which should appeal to wine-lovers in Aix. It’s a 17 page press kit, in …

READ MORE →
Panade aux pommes #Apples in #Provence @PerfectlyProvence
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Panade aux Pommes a Fall Dessert in Provence

We bike on the small roads outside of St Remy de Provence all summer and watch the season pass by the rhythm of the season fruit trees. In late September, the pears and apples are finally ready for harvest, and sometimes we even get a treat for all our hard …

READ MORE →
Ginger and NutmegWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Rouge-Bleu Grape Heaven in Provence

By nutmeg Their eyes connected on a train headed towards the Champagne region. Before the weekend filled with bubbles supplied by the cellars of Krug and Dom Pérignon was over, Caroline Jones a proud Australian, and French native Thomas Bertrand had uncorked a little sparkle. Their long-distance romance bloomed and …

READ MORE →
Chateau Pesquie Wines of Provence Mont Ventoux
Ginger and NutmegTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Pesquie a Family Rooted in the Wines of Provence

By nutmeg Château Pesquié is Provencal postcard perfection, with the soaring limestone summit of Mont Ventoux as a backdrop and a leafy canopy of plane trees shading the entranceway to the bastide. The Provencal name pesquié is a derivative from Latin “pescarium” meaning fishpond or basin. This region may be …

READ MORE →
Pot au Feu #Provencal #Recipes
BeefMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for a Classic Pot au Feu

 The pot-au-feu is a very traditional Provençal dishes. Pot-au-Feu is literally translated to “pot on the fire”, which is essentially a French stew. Typically, it is made with beef although can easily be made with pork as well. Many countries have a variation on pot-au-feu, as it is typically a …

READ MORE →
Tian aux Fruits
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Tian aux Fruits Baked Fruit in Almond Crust

This is a classic Provencal dessert made with seasonal fruit is called a tian aux fruit. It is much like a crumble although in this case the fruit is baked with an almond crust.  

READ MORE →