Winemaker Chapoutier Braille Wine Labels
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Pioneering Winemaker Chapoutier puts Braille on their Wine Label

In early 2016, M. Chapoutier purchased Château des Ferrages, located in Provence between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximin near the commune of Pourcieux. Ferrages produces Côtes-de-Provence AOP and Côtes-de-Provence Saint-Victoire AOP wines, including a portfolio of red, white, and rosé wines. …Continue reading here to learn about this winemaker that, according to …

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Ladies Wine France dames-de-coeur-de-loire @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

The Ladies of Wine. Learn How French Women Collaborate in the Wine Industry

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Women are under-represented in the wine industry – collaboration groups offer remedies. There is a movement in the French wine industry, one in which winemakers and associated pros are considered keepers of the culture. Women across the country – from Champagne to Provence and Bordeaux …

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Hotel Crillon le Brave
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

An Enchanting Evening at Hotel Crillon le Brave

Tucked away in a small hilltop village overlooking a landscape of vineyards and olive groves, lying in the shadow of Mont Ventoux, and practically bordering the villages of the Côtes du Rhône appellation is an intimate gem of a resort intertwined in the streets of the village. Hotel Crillon le …

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Provençal Honey
Cheryl ShufflebothamLocal Food ProducersTaste

In the Pursuit of Local Provençal Honey Fresh from the Farm

Need a break from wine tasting? How about Provençal honey tasting? Although, I don’t think anyone tires of wine tasting, especially when in Provence and having access to Côtes du Rhône wine in abundance. But the honey in Provence is divine, with hints of lavender, thyme, rosemary, chestnut, and acacia. …

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duck-confit recipe
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

A warming winter recipe – Duck Confit

I held a terrific Goût et Voyage cooking class/dinner party this past Saturday night. My clients have a beautiful home and were gracious hosts. Our meal started with tapenade noire on baguette slices and Champagne. The salad featured wine poached pears, endive, gorgonzola and walnuts with a pear vinaigrette. The main course starred …

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Boeuf Bourgignon @CocoaandLavender
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

A Provencal Variation of Boeuf Bourguignon

Beef (Boeuf) Bourguignon is a traditional dish from the Burgundy region in France, but really can be made with any decent red wine. David’s variation makes it a little more Provencal.

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Photo Credit: Domaine Duseigneur
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Winemaker: Bernard Duseigneur of Domaine Duseigneur

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Today we welcome a rendezvous with Bernard Duseigneur, winemaker at Domaine Duseigneur. The 30 hectare estate spans Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun and Lirac. 17 weeks ago I clicked on an Instagram photo of of three bottles of wine from Châteauneuf du Pape. “Wonderful,” …

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L'Arbre a Vins Vaison-la-Romaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Better than a Money Tree – L’Arbre à Vins in Vaison-la-Romaine

Mathieu Schillinger hails from France’s Alsace region with its fabulous white wines. However, he tells me that it was only when he moved to England that he gained an appreciation for food and wine. An Epicurean paradox? In 2007, Mathieu and his wife returned to France to open a B&B …

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rhone valley road trip #ProvenceWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A Rhône Valley Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I love, adore, gobble, guzzle, stockpile and yak about Rhone reds. I find them to be incredibly drinkable and a compelling source of wine fascination. If only lightly familiar with French wines, Champagne or Burgundy probably pop into your mind when conversation turns to …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocals Travel TipsMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Discover Taste Relax With Local’s Tips For Mazan and the Vaucluse

It is understandable that Canadians will do practically anything to avoid winter, but skipping out in those few short months of summer… Well, maybe if you are heading to Provence. If you like the sounds of that plan, then read this article on Clos Saint Paul a rental property that …

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