Wines Provence Rhône Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Wines of Provence Join Romancing the Rhône Tour

Wine Trip You like LOVE French wine and want to increase your understanding of wines of Provence and the Rhône Valley. If so, then Ken Jourdan has the answer, book his Romancing the Rhône Wine Tour. This trip provides a comprehensive wine tour of the Côtes du Rhône wine region …

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Noses Perfumers Oenology le Nez
InspireMaison Mirabeau WinesShopping & Gifts

“The Noses” of Oenology and Perfumery

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @Mirabeau Wine During our visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse, we were quite impressed by the similarities between creating perfumes and creating wines. It’s especially poignant in the art of blending Provence rosés, which is incredibly technical to make. Our oenologists can …

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Affordable French Wines AOP Les Baux de Provence
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Mapping France in Wine Bottles: Where to Get Affordable French Wine

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: If you have the impression that finding affordable wine in France is hard – it is definitely time to revisit that stance. My husband and I have taken several road-trips through France, meeting winemakers and tasting wine – much of it high-quality, AOP wines with …

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Rose wine tasting @LizgabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

353 Shades of Rosé

Last month I had the exciting – and rare – opportunity of tasting an amazing selection of 353 still rosés from around the world. This proved a glorious spectacle of the most amazing shades of pink – forget 50 – this was far more dazzling. The range of colours was …

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Will Travel for Wine @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Will Travel for Wine

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: L’occasion Passport: what it means to me to move around the world to taste wine and meet winemakers. Contagious: The Travel Bug One of my early wine tasting trips was to a little town in Northwestern Illinois called Galena. Galena is one of those …

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Provence Vine Tours with Culinaire's Linda Garson @PerfProvence
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Provence Vine Tours with Culinaire’s Linda Garson

Linda Garson spent her youth in Manchester, in the United Kingdom, a place best known for soccer matches and beer-filled celebrations, not necessarily for wine expertise. A visual communications graduate, Linda relocated to Canada (Calgary) in 2003 on a contract with Trade UK – the British Government’s export division. The …

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@VinazurProvence #WinesofProvence @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Provence Rosés from VinAzur

The charms of authentic Provençal wine from top-quality, small-scale producers, most with sustainable practices in the vineyards…this is the VinAzur way of providing a taste of Provence. The Story of the Suitcase Wine We aren’t born knowing everything. I admit, there are times I’ve been naive, …Continue reading here for details …

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VinAzur @VinAzurProvence
TasteThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Where to Buy Wine on the French Riviera: VinAzur

Contributor blog post by Chrissie @Riviera Grapevine: Last year I sat out an entire vintage due to my pregnancy (it was easily worth it, of course, and I’ve been catching up since baby grape’s arrival). Just because I wasn’t drinking, however, didn’t mean I didn’t go out and it was …

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Rose in Provence #VinsdeProvence @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A Case of Provençal Rosé

This post was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine blog series, more reason to drink wine. Don’t be mistaken — rosé isn’t a blend of red & white wine. In fact, that concept was completely rejected by regional winemakers upon suggestion in 2009, when the European Commission proposed a change in quality …

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Rose in Provence #VinsdeProvence @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A Provençal Wine Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This post was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine blog series, in case you need an excuse to drink wine. You’ll sleep better tonight knowing there is a Center for Rosé Research. Where else but Provence? The center provides training, educational materials, conferences & tastings in …

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