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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Photo Credit: Domaine Duseigneur
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Winemaker: Bernard Duseigneur of Domaine Duseigneur

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Today we welcome a rendezvous with Bernard Duseigneur, winemaker at Domaine Duseigneur. The 30 hectare estate spans Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun and Lirac. 17 weeks ago I clicked on an Instagram photo of of three bottles of wine from Châteauneuf du Pape. “Wonderful,” …

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Krista BenderTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wines of the Rhone Valley

Contributor blog post by Krista Bender: I am just back from exploring the vineyards of the Rhone Valley…. I adventured with my classmates to some of the top vineyards in Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Avignon. It was a beautiful 73 degrees and sunny in the alpes ….nothing better than wine tasting …

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rhone valley road trip #ProvenceWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A Rhône Valley Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I love, adore, gobble, guzzle, stockpile and yak about Rhone reds. I find them to be incredibly drinkable and a compelling source of wine fascination. If only lightly familiar with French wines, Champagne or Burgundy probably pop into your mind when conversation turns to …

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Chateau la Nerthe Christian Voeux #ChateauneufduPape @LostinProvence
Lost in ProvenceTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Château La Nerthe an Interview with Christian Voeux

Episode 5 of “Lost in Provence” is a wonderful journey into the world of winemaking. In this episode, we head to Château La Nerthe to meet up with master winemaker Christian Voeux. Christian shares his more than 40 years of wine-making experience …Continue reading here for the story of Ken …

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Chateauneuf du Pape #RhoneWines @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trips South of France

36 Hours of Wine and Roses in Provence

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: If the Barefoot Blogger didn’t live so close to Provence, I’d stress about where to go and what to see if I had only 36 hours to visit. Cousin Judy from Arizona spent two weeks with me this summer giving me a chance to …

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Chateaunef du Pape #Provence #WinesofProvence @PJAdams10
Pamela PJ AdamsTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Out of This World Wine

About seven miles north of Avignon in beautiful Provence, sits the opulent vineyard and enclave known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It was French Pope John XXII who built a cooler summer residence among his vines when he couldn’t stand the heat of his main papal castle in Avignon. Keep reading to find …

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