Exploring Rhone Valley Wines
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Exploring Rhone Valley Wines from North to South

What’s the difference between France’s Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône Valleys? The difference is latitude. There. My work is done. Of course, I’m just kidding, but let’s start there. The Rhône River runs in a relatively straight, north-south path by the time it wedges into France from Switzerland near Lyon. …

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Pont d'Avignon
Explore: Travel in ProvencePaul ShawcrossVillages Towns and Cities

Côtes du Rhône Wine Route a Village Driving Itinerary

Popes and Red Wine Villages in Provence’s Rhone Valley In my view, there is no better place to begin this wine village itinerary than historic Avignon. The city was once the seat of the Catholic Church and home of several Popes during the Middle Ages. I have chosen seven of …

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Wine Cellier des Princes Le-Prince-de-Courthezon
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Pairing with Cellier des Princes Côtes du Rhône

By David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine Wine Club Surprises I joined The Wall Street Journal Wine Club to access some off-the-beaten-track wines. No, I am not advocating that you join, nor is this post about the club. It’s about the fact that every quarter I get a really nice …

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Restaurant Le Girocèdre Puyméras
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Restaurant Le Girocèdre in Puyméras for Provencal Meals

By Michel The village of Puyméras is located just a seven (7) km northeast of Vaison-la-Romaine, so it is convenient for lunch after the Tuesday morning market and from our house in Sablet. Puyméras is a pretty, small village, at the northern tip of the Vaucluse near the border of …

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Provencal Daube Lamb Stew Côte du Rhône Wine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Daube Lamb Stew with Côte du Rhône Wine

A Provencal daube is like most stews, easy to prepare and best if left to cook slowly for a long period until the meat is tender.

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Domaine Rouge-Bleu Vineyard Nature shot
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Rouge-Bleu a Côtes du Rhône Vineyard on the Rise

Côtes du Rhône Vineyard Refresh Five years ago, I wrote an article for Global Living Magazine about the new owners of Domaine Rouge-Bleu. The backstory about how a Franco-Australian couple followed their dream of owning a wine label is below. Leveraging their experiences in winemaking and sales, Caroline Jones and …

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Travel in Provence #ExploreProvence @SophiesProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided 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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rhone valley road trip #ProvenceWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines 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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Vaqueyras Wine #RhoneValleyWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

True Love Brings A New Wine Love

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This article was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine series. …Vaqueyras… The first of my great Vaqueyras bottles was served to me and my husband on a rainy spring evening in the lounge at the divinely cultivated Château des Alpilles in St. Remy-de-Provence. It’s my deep …

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

Provencal Grapevines Through The Seasons

The ABC’s of wine! Want to sound like an expert? Read Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post to find out about ageing, barrels, corks, decanting, grapes, fun facts and much, much more. For example, Oenology is the science of winemaking and a Refractometer is a tool used by experts to determine …

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