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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Provence Living Cotignac view from below
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Provence Living Founder Shares the Resources you need for Life in the South of France

From the bright lights of one of the world’s biggest cities to a rural village in the South of France, Susana Iwase Hanson has plenty of experience with relocations. Tri-lingual (English, French and Japanese) and armed with diplomas in linguistics, and international business and marketing, she launched Provence Living in …

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Galettes de Crabe Crab Cakes
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Crab Cakes and Provencal Vermentino a Recipe for Galettes de Crabe 

Aromas are a funny thing. Almost like those dreams you are sure you will remember in the morning and then don’t, a scent can transport you to another place and time. In his blog post, “Recipes and Remembrance” David talks about a restaurant — Le Bec-Fin — that was once …

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Bindu Trips Provence Lourmarin
ExploreGuided Holiday ToursPaul Shawcross

Provence and Bindu Trips – Opening up infinite possibilities for exploring this region

Bindu Trips is a new paradigm in travel planning which provides all the tools needed to plan the perfect trip. Bindu saves the traveller both time and money with travel itineraries, trip planning and insider tips which allows them to get to the fun part faster! The word Bindu is …

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Ventoux Wines
Cheryl ShufflebothamTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Will Ventoux Wines Become Côtes du Rhône?

The smooth, bold red wines that fall under the Ventoux AOC, formerly known as Côtes du Ventoux, are distinct from the neighbouring Côtes du Rhône wines. I actually prefer them, but again I am no expert on wine or anything for that matter.All I know is that I like the …

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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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Road Trip Lyon Rhone River
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trips South of France

Provence Getaway: Why take a Road (Train or Boat) Trip to Lyon

One could say that Lyon is at the intersections of France. After Paris and Marseille, Lyon is France’s third largest city. Located almost in the centre of the country, the drive from Marseille to takes a little over 3 hours and 4.5 from Paris. However, on the train (TGV), from …

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Chateau la Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Provence
TasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Will Provence Wines be part of Andres Iniesta’s Life After Football

Winemaking as a second career? Stephen and Jeany Cronk packed up their life in the United Kingdom and moved to Provence with a dream to make a new style of rosé under their brand Mirabeau Wine. Lisa and Johann Pepin moved from corporate careers in Chicago to run les Pastras an agricultural operation …

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Travel in Provence #ExploreProvence @SophiesProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Getting to Know Rhone Valley Wine and Food with Travel in Provence

Sophie Bergeron began developing her palette early on, at four years old, when her grandfather first introduced her to wine tasting. Sophie’s grandfather ran a vineyard in Algeria before immigrating to France in 1962; she tell us that “He loved the grape concentrations in Mediterranean style wines.” It seems that …

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EMMANUELLE BAUDE OF DOMAINE TOUR PHOTO CREDIT: W.T. MANFULL OF PROVENCE WINEZINE
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Vins de Provence Annual Wine Competition

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth for Provence WineZine: The Vins de Provence annual tasting competition took place on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Maison des Vins Côtes de Provence in Les Arcs sur Argens in the Var Department.  Nearly 700 wines were sampled by the tasting panel …Continue reading …

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