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Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers Inspired in Provence

Provence’s pine forests, Mistral winds and the summer symphony of the cigales fuel Tracy Rawles’ creative writing. Rawles published her first book Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers, in November 2015. Charlie is a cigale, a cicada (or at least inspired by the cicadas), this is a description of the book’s central …

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Chateau des Ferrages
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Maision M. Chapoutier Buys Château des Ferrages in Provence

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Legendary Rhône wine estate, Maison M. Chapoutier recently announced acquisition of the Provençal domaine, Château des Ferrages. Château des Ferrages is located between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximin near the commune of Pourcieux. The domaine produces Côtes-de-Provence AOP and …Continue reading here to find out why the limestone terroir …

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Nice Insider Tips Cote d'Azur @Rivieragrape Provence
ExploreThe Riviera Grapevine

Ask a Local: Nice Insider Tips

By Chrissie Take a walk through the streets of Nice at the moment and you can feel the city awakening from her winter slumber. Restaurant terraces are getting busier, flip-flops are being dusted off and corks are being popped on the new vintage Côtes de Provence rosé! Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine        …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Expat Living: Third Culture Kid’s Locals Tips Provence

Phoebe Thomas has lived in nine countries; she carries two passports and now resides in Roquefort les Pins with her French husband and tri-cultural kids. You can read her full story here. They chose Roquefort les Pins for practical reasons, to minimize commuting time and allow their children ready access …

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Rosés of Provence #WinesofProvence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

2014 Rosé Wines from Provence – Part 1

I am often asked which rosé wines from Provence I would recommend, so I have put together some which I liked at recent tastings. The wines were tasted at various domaines, the large trade fair Prowein in Dusseldorf and the annual Côtes de Provence tasting in Mandelieu, both this month, …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Simply France Perfectly Provence Moments

The simple of life in the South of France was the inspiration for Dawn Slieter’s company Simply France with Dawn (you can read the previous post here). These are her ideas of #PerfectlyProvence moments: #Discover Cotes du Rhone wines: Compare a Chateauneuf-du-Pape with a more reasonable Rhone blend and discover …

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Barefoot BloggerExplore

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse and New Chausseurs

Day Two in Lyon was a rainy day, so a perfect time to do some shopping. Not that I need an excuse to shop! The first stop was the city market in Lyon, known as “Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.” The outside of the building is less than thrilling; …

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Domaine Rouge Bleu Cote du Rhone
Ginger and NutmegWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Rouge-Bleu Grape Heaven in Provence

Their eyes connected on a train headed towards the Champagne region. Before the weekend filled with bubbles supplied by the cellars of Krug and Dom Pérignon was over, Caroline Jones a proud Australian, and French native Thomas Bertrand had uncorked a little sparkle. Their long-distance romance bloomed and the now-married …

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Chateau Pesquie Wines of Provence Mont Ventoux
Ginger and NutmegTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Pesquie a Family Rooted in the Wines of Provence

Château Pesquié is Provencal postcard perfection, with the soaring limestone summit of Mont Ventoux as a backdrop and a leafy canopy of plane trees shading the entranceway to the bastide. The Provencal name pesquié is a derivative from Latin “pescarium” meaning fishpond or basin. This region may be one of …

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Provencal Rosé Gets Better
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Why Some Provencal Rosé Gets Better with Age

Rosé wines are one of the first categories to be released in Provence, and you’ll start seeing the most recent vintage hit the shelves as early as February and right on through the spring and summer season. It’s no secret that rosé has a reputation for being a drink to …

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