Les Davids Organic Vineyard
Julie WhitmarshTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Les Davids Organic Vineyard in the Luberon

We have watched, with some fascination, the construction of a new building at Les Davids, an organic vineyard and fruit and vegetable producer, set just below the main road, by the turning to Oppedette. For months there was large-scale construction of what was to become the new home for their …

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Château Léoube Rosé Provence
Caroline LongstaffeTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Falling for Château Léoube Rosé from Provence

The first time that I tasted Château Léoube rosé was in California, not in Provence. It wasn’t that long ago that rosé wine was hard to find in the USA. Initially, it was often confused with white zinfandel, wine of a similar colour but not similar in any other way. …

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Château Margüi Rosé Wine Pairing
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Château Margüi Rosé Wine Pairing

Today’s wine and food pairing for Provence WineZine is one I approached with some trepidation. I was confident that the Château Margüi rosé wine would be good (okay, excellent), and I knew the recipe well enough to be happy with it. But together? I just wasn’t sure. I certainly didn’t …

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Pruning Grapevines in Provence
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Pruning Grapevines in Provence is Hard Work

For grapevines to continue producing high-quality grapes, they need annual pruning. This activity is time-consuming, physical and necessary for the long term health of the vines. Göran Boman, the author of The Wines of Provence – Tricolour, wrote the article below. Based in Sweden, far from Provence’s vineyards, he has …

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Mas Des Infermieres Provence
Julie WhitmarshTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Mas Des Infermieres Ridley Scott’s Domaine in Provence

Before we bought the house here, I used to get my ‘fix’ of Provence and the Luberon, reading Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’ and watching the film ‘A Good Year’, based on one of his books, and set all around the area that we love so much. Directed by …

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Crispy Salmon and Lemony Risotto
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Crispy Salmon with a Lemony Risotto Recipe

Salmon is a rich-flavoured fish that pairs well with most rosés but immediately came to mind as a fantastic pairing for our La Réserve Rosé as it mirrors some of the essential aromas and flavours of this limited edition wine. Please ensure you source your salmon as sustainably as possible …

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Château Barbebelle Wine and Art
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A Visit to Château Barbebelle Wine Art and Charity

Provence is abuzz this time of year with fabulous offerings of art, music, opera, film, wine tastings, and the usual fêtes that move from village to village. We travelled from New England to Provence last month specifically for this show by French painter Gérard Isirdi at Château Barbebelle in Rognes, …

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Grape Harvest Tour du Bon The Wines of Provence – Tricolour
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Essential Reading The Wines of Provence – Tricolour

Elevated Wine Knowledge Göran Boman, the author of The Wines of Provence – Tricolour, is based in Sweden, far from Provence’s vineyards. His studies at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology led to a career with large international companies. Before retiring, Göran monitored the quality of nuclear fuel transmitted from …

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Domaine viticole du Château La Martinette à Lorgues
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

12 Wineries Grape Reasons to Visit Lorgues Terres de Vins

Why Visit Lorgues? Another agricultural town in the Var might not be on most travel agendas. But, if you love food, wine and history, it should be. Lorgues is a magnificent old Provencal village surrounded by olive groves, wheat fields and wineries – the Lorgues Terres de Vins. Wine is …

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Aix-en-Provence and Its Wine Shops

Susan Gish writes: This article is a bit about us and wine, and a bit about three women who manage or own wine shops in Aix.  (We’ve also included some other wine shops in Aix). Susan and Sam are serious wine lovers. They enjoyed a romantic honeymoon in Champagne and …

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