1 Domaine 1 Chef
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

1 Domaine 1 Chef Gatherings for Wine and Food Lovers

Since On Thursday evenings, between July 8th and August 19th, food and wine lovers have a chance to explore several vineyards near Aix-en-Provence on Thursday nights. 1 Domaine 1 Chef is a program that combines education, wine tasting, and delicious picnics or gourmet meals prepared by renowned local chefs. 1 …

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Blood Orange Lobster Salad
Chef Liz ThompsonProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Roussanne with Lobster Salad and Blood Orange Dressing

Due it the acidity, a citrus dressing is tricky for food and wine pairing. The Acquiesce Winery Roussanne (2019) was a match for this seafood salad. Baked lobster tails dressed in a tart citrus vinaigrette are quick to prepare for a summer lunch. Or as a starter course. My recipe …

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Extreme Wine Expertise Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Cheers to Extreme Wine Improving your Expertise in Provence

Does navigating a wine list or timing when to open the bottles in your cellar feel like rolling dice? If so, then it’s time to close that “wine gap” in Provence. Chêne Bleu, a stunning boutique winery in the Rhône Valley, is the backdrop for Extreme Wine, rated by Food …

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Wine Tasting Acquiesce Wines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Wine Tasting + Gift for Mom from Acquiesce Wines

A virtual cooking class and wine tasting class! On May 2nd, please join Susan Tipton, the winemaker of Acquiesce Winery, Susan Manfull, Editor of Provence WineZine, and David Scott Allen of Cocoa & Lavender for Cook, Drink, Learn #3. This is a fun and informative virtual food and wine pairing …

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Feuilletés aux Champignons Sauvages (velvety mushrooms sautéed in tarragon and cream, nestled in puff pastry) Feb 6th Cooking Class and Wine Pairing
David Scott AllenFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Food and Wine Pairing with Acquiesce Wines + Gift Package

Please join me, Susan Tipton, winemaker of Acquiesce Winery and Susan Manfull, Editor of Provence WineZine,  for our second virtual cooking, wine pairing, and wine education class. Bonus Wine Gift Package Perfectly Provence has partnered with Acquiesce Winery on a wine gift package for this event – Cook, Drink, & …

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Pairing Spicy Food Wine Vieux-Clocher-Vacqueyras
Provence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Pairing Spicy Food with Wine It’s Tricky

David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: Spice and wine are not always fast friends. Admittedly I like both, so my culinary goal is to find the right combination that will showcase both the food and the wine. Hence, the recipe for Spiced Duck with Blackberry-Balsamic Reduction was a challenge to …

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Red Wine Blend Gigondas Provence
Provence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Red Wine Blend from Gigondas and Grilled Kebabs

Wine and food pairing is always an art and rarely a science. Hot spice, acid (citrus, vinegar) and alcohol content are strange tablemates. I decided to pair grilled lamb kebabs with a Domaine de la Jaufrette red wine blend from Gigondas. The meal was a success, the recipe is easy, …

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Learn Virtual Wine School Instagram
TasteViktorija TodorovskaWines and Spirits of Provence

Sip and Learn in Virtual Wine School on Instagram

Wine seems to have become a topic that easily provokes insecurity, doubt and confusion. Sommeliers of all persuasions wax poetical, wine critics keep inventing more and more convoluted wine rating schemes. And the more these well-meaning professionals offer advice, the more wine lovers (not wine collectors with sophisticated cellars and …

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Easy Wine Cheese Entertaining Chateau la Calisse Wine Food Pairing
Provence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Easy Wine and Cheese for Relaxed Entertaining

Sometimes in life, you just need to hit the “easy” button and lean towards relaxed entertaining. There is nothing complicated about an evening of wine, cheese and charcuterie. And, this seemed like the perfect moment. It was the eve of a minor surgical procedure that was to keep me off …

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Wine Cellier des Princes Le-Prince-de-Courthezon
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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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