Wines of Provence Rhone Valley
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wines of Provence Understanding the Colours and Terminology

“The Allure of Provence and its Wines” was previously published in Culinaire Magazine (June 2016). This updated article includes additional reading, travel tips, and details on wine colour production and terminology. Mention Provence to a friend and they likely have a mental image that involves cobalt skies, cicadas and lavender …

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Cagnes sur Mer Chef Francois de Mélogue
Ashley TinkerTaste

Chef Francois de Mélogue Visits the Côte d’Azur

A Guest Post by Chef and Cookbook Author François de Mélogue. “Cuisine of the Sun cookbook is a savory collection of over 60 classic and reimagined Provençal recipes peppered with anecdotes that will cast a ray of sunshine onto your plate.” This is what happens when a chef comes to …

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Cocktail Rosé-mopolitan Recipe
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Cocktail time! Try this Pink Rosé-mopolitan Recipe

Contributor blog post by Charlie Bullen for Mirabeau Wine: Cosmopolitan describes someone sophisticated, cultured and well-travelled. Well these beautiful, and blissfully refreshing Rosé-mopolitans will transport you to the endless sunshine of Provence with every sip! They’re fantastic if you want to ‘shake things up’ a bit at a dinner party or …

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Rosé Revolution Book Elizabeth Gabay MW
Books on ProvenceInspireThe Riviera Grapevine

The Rosé Revelation a New Book on Wine

Writing a book about rosé taught Elizabeth Gabay MW that pink is defined by more than Provence. In case you haven’t noticed, the world is in the midst of a rosé revolution. The young and flirty alternative to red and white wine, the pink drink is toast of summer fun …

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Favourite Places Provence Visit Avignon
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trips South of France

A Travel Pro’s List of Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: A visit to Provence – one of the most visited areas in France – is the second post in the Barefoot Blogger travel series by Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France. Nancy has lived in the south of France for over 30 years so, I’d …

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Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Drink Pink a Celebration of Rosé an Interview with Victoria James

Certified Sommelier at 21-years old Youngest Wine Director in a Michelin-starred restaurant (globally) Ruinart Champagne Sommelier Challenge NY 2015 Winner Wine & Spirits Best New Sommeliers of 2016 “Drink Pink a Celebration of Rosé” published in May 2017 With all that Victoria James has accomplished at 26 years old one starts …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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Gateau aux Marrons @Aixcentric
AixcentricProvencal RecipesTaste

Delightful Gateau aux Marrons

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: For those learning French, Kristi Espinasse’s blog French Word A Day is a must. Our bloggeuse lives with her French husband and teenagers in a vineyard near Bandol and relates incidents from her daily life while introducing useful bits of vocabulary to her myriad followers …

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Luberon Luxury Provence Accommodation Les Vallons pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Stay Here! Luberon Luxury at Paradis en Provence

In 1999, a decade after the publication of Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence”, Georgina Causton and her partner decided to take a sabbatical year. Smitten by the South of France, they never returned to live in London. Instead, they bought a house and three mortgages later ended up with …

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Bouillabaisse Marseille Provence
Ginger and NutmegProvencal RecipesTaste

Marseille Bouillabaisse a Provencal Classic

What is your favourite fish soup? Residents of Marseille are adamant that French fishermen eked basic sustenance from their unsightly leftover fish bits concocted this fish broth/soup/stew on the shores of the now sprawling metropolis. The name for this dish is derived from two actions bouillir (to boil) and abaisser …

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