Saint Rémy de Provence Fête du Vin
Guest PostTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Beyond Vin at the Saint Rémy de Provence Fête du Vin

A guest post by author Gayle Smith Padgett: Swirl-sniff-see-sip. And, sigh. There was a lot of that going on last Friday night in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence—it was the opening of the annual Fête du Vin. Fête du Vin – More than Wine The bussed-in tourists had left, leaving lucky locals and overnight visitors …

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Rosé Wine Fans Rosé Day
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Wine Fans Are There Too Many #RoséDays?

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: With two #rosédays down and one more to go, you may wonder just how many #pinkwinedays we need to celebrate. Some people question why we need to devote even one day to #celebraterosé. It’s summer — isn’t everyone already drinking #roséallday? Heck, we’ve moved way …

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Pure Rosé Cocktail Beautiful Rose Ice Cubes
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Recipe for a Pure Rosé Cocktail with Beautiful Rose Ice Cubes

The most time-consuming part of this drink recipe is making the ice cubes in advance. Find some beautiful miniature roses and freeze them in ice cube trays with water. The cocktail is delicious (of course), but the frozen rose ice cubes make the presentation.

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Provençal Red Wine Pairing Domaine Pey Blanc Instinct Porcini-Rubbed Steak
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provençal Red Wine Pairing with Porcini-Rubbed Steak

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Sometimes you want it rough. You’re not in the mood for refined and elegant, or complex and silky. You might be serving a mixed grill or even just a simple steak. You want a good, solid, edgy wine. That was the case for this month’s …

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Dry Classic Rosé Cocktail
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Summer Cool! Dry Classic Rosé Cocktail

Sometimes you just want a cool refreshing finish to the day. Drink mixologist Hee  Chung calls this a “rocktail” or a dry rosé cocktail. Chung’s creations can be viewed on his Instagram account “One Drink a Day.” His speciality is combinations of gin and wine. The hard part might be stopping at one.

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Drink Provence Rosé Wine
Guest PostTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Why You Should Drink Only Provencal Rose Wines This Summer

Oh, the rosé wine! The delectable wine with a refined and light taste! The perfect one to swirl in with your tongue along with robust food! Whether you plan on having it alone or with food, you will fall in love with the taste. Once you come out of the …

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Domaine Pey Blanc Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Pey Blanc Vigneron Gabriel Giusiano the 3rd Generation

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: When you work in a vineyard, you are intimately involved with nature. All year long, you tend to the vines—prepping soil, pruning vines, monitoring temps, worrying, trimming canopies, thinning the crop, waiting, watching, waiting—and then you finally harvest the grapes.  If you send your …

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Red Carpet Mojito Plage Magestic CANNES Film Festival
Tasha PowellTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Summer Cocktail: Red Carpet Mojito is a Toast to the Cannes Festival Du Film

My favorite Cannes cocktail for the 71st Cannes Film Festival 2018 is the fiery crimson Red Carpet Mojito from the Plage Magestic 71 Lounge.  This charming local is located on the beach side of La Croisette opposite The Majestic Barrière and just steps away from the Palais du Festival, where …

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Wines of Provence Rhone Valley
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wines of Provence Understanding the Colours and Terminology

“The Allure of Provence and its Wines” was previously published in Culinaire Magazine (June 2016). This updated article includes additional reading, travel tips, and details on wine colour production and terminology. Mention Provence to a friend and they likely have a mental image that involves cobalt skies, cicadas and lavender …

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Provence Rosé Research Centre
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Provence Rosé Research Center Helps the Global Wine Industry

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Provençal rosé—and rosé in general—has been riding a popularity wave in recent years. While there are instances of trendy lifestyle marketing involved, many rosés are wines of quality, made by winemakers of skill and terroir of distinction. Behind them lies a secret weapon, hidden in an unassuming coral-colored building with green shutters: The …

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