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When in Nice Rosé Wine Tasting and Niçoise Street Food

Rosé Tasting on Fridays

Rosé wine and the Mediterranean lifestyle are deeply intertwined. France and Provence, in particular, is the leading global producer of rosé. However, with promotions like ‘Rosé all Day’ it’s possible to think of this wine as a fad. It’s not! Rosé was the preferred grape-based drink of the Romans.

Nice Rosé Wine Tasting

Viktorija Todorovska is a talented cook, cookbook author and certified sommelier based in Nice. Join her on Friday evenings at les Petits Farcis a cooking school in Nice’s old town for a chance to learn about rosé production methods. During the two-hour class, participants will taste a few wines and sample traditional Niçose street food.

“Apero is an integral part of the Provencal art of living. Sipping a glass of rosé at the end of the day, while chatting with friends and observing the world helps you relax and ease into the evening, whatever it may hold.” ~ Viktorija Todorovska of Sip, Taste, and Share.

Designed as an introduction to rosé, the class covers this wine that is both complex and versatile. Viktorija will introduce different styles of rosé and share bottles from a few of her favourite producers. Did you know that there are vineyards within the city limits of Nice? During the class, participants will sample 4-5 wines, including some bottles from the Bellet AOC.

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Rosé Made for Street Food

Wine and food are not always friends. However, wine pairing is an art form that Viktorija will discuss during the class. Classic Niçoise street food (pissaladière, niçoise olives, socca, fresh chevre, and great bread) is an excellent match to rosé wine, and participants will have a chance to nibble.

Nice Rosé Wine Tasting

According to Viktorija, “The wine world knows an important thing: things that grow together, go together. Rosé is the wine of choice in Nice and for street food the snacks of choice. Having ‘grown up’ together, Niçoise street foods and rosé have a natural affinity for each other.” This pre-dinner wine tasting class your opportunity to sip the wine and sample the local cuisine so you can decide how well the pairings work according to your palette.

Book a Spot

Click here, for additional details on the class or to book your spot.

Where: Les Petits Farcis in Vieux Nice (12 Rue Saint-Joseph). Rosa Jackson is a Canadian who fell in love with France over a coffee éclair. Rosa is a published food writer and cookbook author. She splits her time between her company in Paris (Edible Paris) and the cooking school in Nice.

When: Fridays at 5-7pm (17h-19h) or on demand at other dates and times

Read more about Viktorija and her interesting backstory.

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Buy her book:Nice Cuisine and the Art of Living.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride was at six-months old, her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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