Domaine Richeaume Aix-en-Provence ProvenceWineZine
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Domaine Richeaume: Taking the Provencal Wine Road Less Travelled

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Sylvain Hoesch was not going to be a winemaker. “No,” he answered, rather emphatically for a man who seemed to have such a quiet demeanor. “I was sure I was going to do something else.” Hoesch grew up on Domaine Richeaume, the 65-hectare (160-acre) estate …

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Château Gasqui Vineyard @ProvenceWineZine
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At the Château Gasqui Vineyard Nature is a Companion at Work

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: “You have to have confidence in the terroir,” winemaker François Miglio emphatically told me. “You have to accompany its natural harmony,” he continued, echoing the essence of the biodynamic philosophy he follows, as we sipped wines in all three colours at Château Gasqui one particularly …

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Rosé Cocktail Cinnamon Royale @MirabeauWine
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Cinnamon Royale with La Folie by Mirabeau Wine a Rosé Cocktail

Holidays and milestones are great reasons to celebrate, and a terrific time to shake up the routine with a pink-hued aperitif. This delicious and festive cocktail using Mirabeau’s La Folie bubbles to really celebrate in style. The recipe is below.

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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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Duck Red Wine Pairing Chateau La Mascaronne
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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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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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Dessert Wines Provence Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
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Some of My Favourite Dessert Wines from Provence and Southern France

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: As I mentioned in my earlier post this week: I remember the first time I sipped a Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, a vin doux naturel (VDN, naturally sweet wine) from France’s Southern Rhône Valley. It was with Patrick Soard and his daughter Justine, of Domaine de Fenouillet, on …

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ôtes du Rhône White Wine Shrimp Pairing
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Côtes du Rhône White Wine with Shrimp Tasty Provençal Wine Pairings

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: I found the following on the British blog Golly’s Wine Drops: “Léon Perdigal Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc ’15 has a full on hipster collection of grapes in it… So cool you’ve never heard of half of them. It doesn’t hold any truck …

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Pastis Drinks Provence
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Pastis a Popular Liquor in Provence

Pass the Pastis Once you get past its slightly unappealing milky yellow colour and mild anise flavour you are either a pastis fan or vow never to drink the stuff again. However, pastis drinkers don’t care what you think about their beverage of choice. As you sip your glass of …

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Chateau d'Esclans Crab Cake Recipe Provencal Rolle Wine
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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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