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Spring collection 2015: The best rosé wines of the season

By Stephen Cronk Jamie Goode includes Mirabeau Classic in his top tips for the best selection of rosé wines under the sun – see the Sunday Express article. Stylishly packaged, this is a bright pink wine that has fresh, tangy cherry fruit with some raspberry freshness. It’s a really pure …

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Nice-Wine-Bars #Nice @RivieraGrape
Taste: Food & DrinkThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Thirsty? Best Nice Wine Bars

By Chrissie In the eight years that I have been living in Nice the wine bar landscape has changed a fair bit. Whilst the institutions remain just that (save for the fantastic Cave Wilson on Rue Gubernatis but rumour has it the venue is set to re‐open soon under new …

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rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence #WinesofProvence via @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

2014 rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence

At the annual Coteaux Varois tasting (13 April 2015), set in the beautiful gardens of a former monastery, at Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at the Abbaye de la Celle in Brignoles, and next door to the Maison des Vins de Coteaux Varois, 45 local domaines had their stands set out showing their …

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Bellets Portes Ouvertes #WinesofProvence#Bellet #Nice @RivieraGrape
Taste: Food & DrinkThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Bellet’s Portes Ouvertes: A Practical Guide

By Chrissie Whilst regular readers will be more familiar with the subject of Nice’s own Bellet vineyards; it’s not every day that the vineyards in the hills of Nice throw open their doors for a weekend of complimentary tastings. Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine       

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Vines in flower #Wine #Provence @MirabeauWine
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Flowering Season in Provence

By Jeany Cronk After months of hibernation we saw a gentle awakening of the vines towards the end of April, and during May this quiet start turns into pretty manic growth, especially if you have decent temperatures. We’ve had a few very hot days already and practically no rain, so …

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A wall of rose #Provence #Wines
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

10,000,000 views for Mirabeau Wines

By Stephen Cronk Wow and thanks everyone. Mirabeau’s now notched up over 10 million views on YouTube! The idea to film parts of our journey came naturally when we first got going, and generally having an iPhone in one’s pocket means capturing these moments in film is pretty easy. Our …

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Bastien Tardieu, Lead Oenologist. Photo by Pamela O’Neill #WinesofProvence @Susan_PWZ
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A BARREL TASTING AT THE TARDIEU – LAURENT CELLARS

By Susan Manfull Tardieu–Laurent is one of the premiere négociants in the Rhône Valley, and their cellars happen to be located in our favorite village Lourmarin. I began to hear about them soon after we discovered Lourmarin in the late-1990s, a few years after Michel Tardieu and Dominique Laurent partnered …

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Old vines with Ste Victoire in the background @LizGabayMW #WinesofProvence
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Sub-appellations of Côtes de Provence: Sainte Victoire

Provence is divided by ranges of mountains running parallel to the sea and by the valleys which cut through these mountains, taking rivers to the sea. In historic times these valleys served as corridors of communication. The valley to the east of Aix is no exception as the medieval walled town …

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A silver medal for Mirabeau Classic at the International Wine Challenge

By Stephen Cronk The International Wine Challenge is a tough competition all round and is often cited as world’s most meticulously judged event. For starters the list of judges is enormous and they are all world renowned wine specialists who descend on London for this huge tasting at the Oval. …

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Château La Tour Sainte Anne #WinesofProvence #VinsdeProvence @Susan_PWZ
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

By Provence WineZine Imagine that you are at the airport ready to board your flight, having paid coach fare. You step onto the plane only to be surprised by the flight attendant; you have been upgraded to First Class. That is exactly how I felt when I took my first …

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