Dessert Wines Provence Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
Jill BarthWines and Spirits of Provence

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
Provence WineZineWines and Spirits of Provence

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
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

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
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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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 Wine Christmas Cocktails with Rose Mirabeau Winery
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Here are 6 Reasons Why Rosé Is The Perfect Christmas Wine

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to do that than indulging in some delicious wines. Now, there’s a certain stigma when it comes to rosé that it should only be enjoyed during the summer, but in actual fact this couldn’t …

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Wine France Labels Made in France
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Notes: What Does it Mean to Be Made in France?

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Earlier this month, I lined up a set of wine bottles from France. Each one from a unique and stated region, each one bearing a label like a little luggage tag: here is my home. To the French people, their government and producers indication …

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Chateau Sainte Roseline Wine
AixcentricTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine and Wonders at Chateau Sainte-Rosaline

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This beautiful vineyard at Les Arcs-sur-Argens is a must-visit, not just for its natural beauty and acclaimed wines, but also for the outstanding Chapelle Sainte-Rosaline in the grounds. It not only contains artistic gems (Giacometti and Chagall), but also the 680-year old body of the saint …

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