Clafoutis Muscat Grapes @ATableenProvence
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Clafoutis with Muscat Grapes

Clafoutis is a classic dessert in Provence. Traditionally it’s made with cherries, but it is completely acceptable to use fruit that is in season.

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Wine Rolle vermentino
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provençal Wine You Say Rolle, and I Say Vermentino

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There is no need to call the whole thing off, because we are both right; Rolle and Vermentino grapes are one and the same. The Italians make Vermentino, while those of you in Provence sip Rolle. I truly wish I had a bottle of …

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Grape Stomp @LesPastras @Susan_PWZ
Modern TrobadorsTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Stomp Some Grapes in Provence at Les Pastras

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: If you are in Provence and looking for something different to do—in between touring Roman ruins and visiting hilltop villages—I’ve got the answer: Kick off your shoes, climb into a huge oak barrel filled with grapes, and start stomping. That’s what Provence WineZine photographer …

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Southern French Carignan Revival @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Southern French Carignan Revival

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Hiding away in southern French blends, Carignan is often unnoticed by wine drinkers. However, an enthusiastic trend amongst a few growers in southern France, Spain, Chile, California and Israel to produce this variety in all its glory, has captured my imagination. The more I …

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Bouquet of Tibouren Rose @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Bouquet of Tibouren Rosés

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Tibouren is regarded by many in Provence as the traditional variety for making rosé, unique to the area. Tibouren is a pale-skinned grape, suited to making rosé, as it allows for fuller fruity character to be developed without extracting lots of colour. An early …

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Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Rediscovering Forgotten Grapes

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: At the recent Wine Mosaic conference, one of the facts that shocked participants most of all was the fact that the majority of wine is made with only a small percentage of the grape varieties available to us. 70% of French wine production comes …

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Fall bounty @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

September Harvest

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The mornings are crisp all of a sudden. The days are still hot. The harvest, of just about everything, is in full swing. I went for a walk and followed the smell of a skip full to the brim of grape skins before I …

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Les Pastras Grape Crush #WinesofProvence @LesPastras
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Old School Grape Crush at Les Pastras

The summer truffle-hunts have wound down, and it’s too early to look for the black diamond beauties, but the Pepins refuse to take a break! They are inviting you to come on over and get your feet dirty…or rather purple. For some background on this Franco-American truffle-hunting couple, please reading …

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Les Pastras Grape Crush #WinesofProvence @LesPastras @ProvencePost
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursThe Provence Post

September Grape Stomps in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: There seems to be no limit to what Lisa and Johann Pepin will get up to at their pretty organic farm, Les Pastras, in the Southern Luberon. First they started offering truffle hunts …Continue reading here Via:: The Provence Post       

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Vines in flower #Wine #Provence @MirabeauWine
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Flowering Season in Provence

By Jeany Cronk After months of hibernation we saw a gentle awakening of the vines towards the end of April, and during May this quiet start turns into pretty manic growth, especially if you have decent temperatures. We’ve had a few very hot days already and practically no rain, so …

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