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Millésime Bio 2017 Conversations with Winemakers

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:

Shares her tasting notes and more from discussions with organic and biodynamic winemakers at Millésime Bio 2017.

“We don’t have fancy booths. We are natural. Authentic, like our wines,” observed one of the exhibitors at last month’s Millésime Bio Wine Fair in Marseille, France. This obvious reference to Vinisud was a swipe at that other major wine fair that was taking place at the same time some 150 kilometres away in Montpellier.

…Continue reading here to learn about organic wines in France and how the wine making process is controlled by  European Union Regulation 203/2012 . In this article, Susan explores what is organic wine and who is drinking it. Informative as always the Provence WineZine explains the differences between organic wine labelling in the United States and Europe.

Via:: Provence WineZine


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Susan Newman Manfull

Susan Newman Manfull

It was love at first sight when my family and I arrived in the charming village of Lourmarin for a short vacation, nearly 20 years ago. We returned home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the next thing I knew we were planning a much longer sojourn in that village and making arrangements to enroll our daughter in the local school there. That led to buying a maison de village— actually two, then a courtyard, a parking spot, and a bergerie— in our favorite Provençal village where we (readily) adopted that certain joie de vivre, established dear friendships, and, to this day, endeavor to blend in with the crowd at Café Gaby.

We no longer own property in Lourmarin, but we continue to hang our hats there frequently and gather fodder for our souls and for The Modern Trobaors and Provence WineZine. There is never a shortage.

The Modern Trobaors , conceived in 2008, is about all things Provence: its markets, hilltop villages, lavender, art, literature, culture, history, food, wine, and news. Provence WineZine, launched in August 2014, focuses on wines from the regions of Provence and the Southern Rhône Valley—with a special emphasis on Provence's world-renowned rosés—and the men and women who make them.


  1. David
    August 13, 2017 at 10:19 am — Reply

    Someday, I want to be Susan’s “Plus One” for this event!

    • CKAdmin
      August 16, 2017 at 5:53 am — Reply

      Yes that would be a lucky invite #Winesofprovence

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