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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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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