Estate La Réserve Rosé
Maison Mirabeau WinesWines and Spirits of Provence

Mirabeau Single Estate La Réserve Rosé

Our first single estate rosé of Domaine Mirabeau has launched! This exquisite limited production, single estate rosé from the prestigious Côtes de Provence appellation is a statement of our hopes and dreams. La Réserve is a very special wine from our Domaine. Moving beyond organic practices, this delicate golden-hued rosé …

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Marseille OohProvence Group Tours Itineraries
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Welcome to Marseille so Many Reasons to Visit

France’s second-largest city – Marseille – had an image problem, not helped by its setting for gangster and crime movies. But ask any local this city is pure magic. Situated on the Mediterranean, Marseille residents can swim at their favourite beach before work and watch the sunset at another with …

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Souvenirs from Provence Chilled Rosé
Guest PostTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Provencal Rosé Online Course and 2020 Growing Season

As I write this article in early October, the harvest season is still underway in Provence, but I can already tell you that the 2020 season will go down as one of the most memorable in history! Harvest Labour In particular, sourcing harvesters has been particularly problematic because of the …

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Quick Saint-Tropez Getaway
ExplorePaula KaneVillages Towns and Cities

A Quick Saint-Tropez Getaway

Quick Getaway to Saint-Tropez Do you know the way to Saint-Tropez? I am quite certain that is not how the song goes, but I think it can easily be substituted! This summer was a super eventful one, with guests leaving, new guests arriving, big dinners, photoshoots and a little mini-break …

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Provencal Relaxation Yoga Retreat Great Food
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal Relaxation Yoga at the Silk Farm Retreat

Relaxation in Provence A silky cocoon of soft luxury is precisely what the team at The Silk Farm Retreat delivers. Tucked away in the hamlet of Les Ferauds, in the Var, this converted farmhouse is ideal for a get-away in Provence. The Silk Farm Retreat welcomed the first guests in …

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Sea Bass Rosé Wine Commanderie de Peyrassol
Provence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Sea Bass and Rosé a Wine Pairing fit for an Anniversary

Anniversaries are always worth celebrating, and in our house, that means a meal to suit the special day. However, the dilemma was what to serve with a Commanderie de Peyrassol rosé (2016)? Wine pairings are always a bit of a gamble. Will the wine stand-up to the food or overpower …

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Wine Coteaux Varois Tasting
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Notes from the Coteaux Varois Tasting 2019

By Elizabeth Gabay: Tasting the wines of Provence has been a bit erratic this year. While Cotes de Provence had a stand at both WineParis (11-13 February) and Prowein (17-19 March), the 2018 vintage had often only just been bottled and were still quite young and closed. My preferred time …

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Bellet Vineyards Nice France
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Bellet Vineyards So Close to Nice, France

As France’s oldest wine region, Provence is infinitely important to the global history of viticulture. The region was settled by the Phocaeans around 600 BC, and it’s believed that the Greeks were responsible for the dawn of winemaking and grape growing in ancient Provence. These early wines were pale, made …

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Poquerolles #Poquerolles Cote d'Azur @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Why You Should Visit Porquerolles

Minutes away from the Cote d’Azur shoreline, this tiny outcropping is a world away from the glitz and glamour of Saint-Tropez. Porquerolles is one of three islands that form the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago. Only a 10-minute ferry ride from terra firma this spit of land is only 7 km (4.3 miles) …

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Mont Ventoux Protected Biosphere
ExplorePaula KaneVillages Towns and Cities

Mont Ventoux a Protected Biosphere for Cyclists and Wine Lovers

Between the intense month-plus-long heatwave and lack of rain this past summer, our planet is obviously not happy. There was a moment during the pandemic when the planet was given a chance to take a big breath of fresh air. But that didn’t last long, and we are back to …

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