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Our 7 Favourite Villages and Vineyards of the Alpilles

Les Alpilles are a small mountain range in Provence, about 20 minutes south of the papal city of Avignon. These mountains and the surrounding countryside are dotted with charming villages and rolling vineyards, the perfect place to spend a few days. My wife and I live part of the year …

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Domaine Dalmeran AoP Les Baux de Provence Vineyards
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Sample the Wines from the Alpilles Landscape that Inspired Vincent Van Gogh

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Driving the D99 into Saint-Rémy-de-Provence may be one of life’s most charming travel pleasures. The roadway is lined with iconic, cicada-filled Plane trees and in the distractingly near distance are the limestone-rich Alpilles, a preserved and biodiverse mountain range where civilization has persisted for 4,000 years. …

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Château Romanin Wine Alpilles
Keith Van SickleTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Château Romanin: Two Millennia of Wine and Mystery

Delicious wines, a gorgeous winery and a privileged location in one of the most beautiful spots in France: Château Romanin has it all. It is also a place where wine, religion and mysticism have intersected for centuries. It began with the Greeks, who built a shrine here to the goddess …

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Affordable French Wines AOP Les Baux de Provence
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Mapping France in Wine Bottles: Where to Get Affordable French Wine

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: If you have the impression that finding affordable wine in France is hard – it is definitely time to revisit that stance. My husband and I have taken several road-trips through France, meeting winemakers and tasting wine – much of it high-quality, AOP wines with …

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Domaine Dalmeran Provence AOP Les Baux
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Sense of Provence: Domaine Dalmeran

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: On a recent trip to Provence I met with Ana Lopez from Domaine Dalmeran for a tasting of their red, white and rosé wines. The domaine is located in Les Baux-de-Provence AOP, a region that makes organic and in many cases, biodynamic, practices a …

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Chateau Romanin panoramique View AOP Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Romanin Dedicated to Provence’s Long History of Wine

Occasionally, you catch a flash of the sun on the windows, a fleeting hint that something magical is taking place on the North side of the Alpilles. Initially, the meandering road that leads to Château Romanin parallels the Aéro-Club de Saint-Rémy les Alpilles glider runway. The striking backdrop of limestone fingers, the …

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Grape harvest in Provence #WinesofProvence @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Grape Harvest in Provence

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I’ve had the great pleasure of enjoying the wines of Château Romanin during my visits to Provence. I still remember drinking my first bottle during a rainy spring evening in little cafè called Le Marilyn in St. Rèmy de Provence…though I don’t recall the …

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Mas de la Dame Wines of Provence Les Alpilles AOP Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Lady Wine Makers of Les Baux de Provence

Running mostly east to west Provence’s small Alps – les Alpilles – are a small mountain chain, approximately 30km in length. The highest peak is not quite 500m above sea level, yet this outcropping holds almost mythical status in the region. These jagged limestone spires protected our ancient ancestors, in …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

12 Reasons to Visit the Vineyards of Les Baux de Provence

Launched in 1995, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) Les Baux de Provence was a bold step for a dozen winemakers. They joined forces in an attempt to carve out a unique identity in the ocean of mediocre (at the time) Provencal wine. These wineries had fallen under the umbrella of the …

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Chateau d’Estoublon Wines Provence Les Baux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Lunch and 3 other reasons to visit Chateau d’Estoublon

My birthday falls on the same date every year, and I had certainly dropped enough hints that maybe my hubby should plan something to acknowledge the day. Instead, at 12:45 pm we were headed towards Arles without any sort of agenda other than I suggested a visit to Abbey de …

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