Lirac Wines Vineyard Château de Montfaucon
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Road Trip to Taste the Lirac Wines

By Jill Barth: France’s Rhône River runs north to south, beginning in the Swiss Alps and eventually finding its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Populating its banks are world-renowned vineyards, divided into Northern and Southern designations, the latter of which includes the Lirac Cru. In a valley where wines are classified by …

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tour
Barefoot BloggerTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Finding the Perfect Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tour

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tour When visitors to the south of France put “wine tour” at the top of their list of things to do, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine tour quickly comes to mind. The wine growing region that covers approximately 3,200 hectares (12.4 miles) of land …

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Vaison Danses Vaison la Romaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Vaison Danses One of Many reasons to Visit Charming Vaison La Romaine

Dancing Under the Stars On a warm July evening, the setting sun kisses the Rhone Valley grapevines good-night as dancers perform in a 7000-seat Roman theatre. No, you are not dreaming. For 22 years, the Vaison Danses festival brings together international dancers to perform for audiences in the Vaucluse. This …

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Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine La Verrière @perfectlyprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine Skills Improvement in Provence

This article “Immersed in Wine” was previously published in Sommelier India (October-November, 2015). Sommelier India is India’s first and premier magazine dedicated to wine and wine lovers. Filled with news, feature articles, wine profiles and the culture surrounding wine, Sommelier India is written by international and Indian writers, wine experts and …

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Winemaker Chapoutier Braille Wine Labels
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Pioneering Winemaker Chapoutier puts Braille on their Wine Label

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: In early 2016, M. Chapoutier purchased Château des Ferrages, located in Provence between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximin near the commune of Pourcieux. Ferrages produces Côtes-de-Provence AOP and Côtes-de-Provence Saint-Victoire AOP wines, including a portfolio of red, white, and rosé wines. …Continue reading here to learn about …

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Ladies Wine France dames-de-coeur-de-loire @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Ladies of Wine. Learn How French Women Collaborate in the Wine Industry

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Women are under-represented in the wine industry – collaboration groups offer remedies. There is a movement in the French wine industry, one in which winemakers and associated pros are considered keepers of the culture. Women across the country – from Champagne to Provence and Bordeaux …

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Gigondas views wine tasting
Our House in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine tasting at Domaine la Bouïssière and a Visit to Gigondas

Contributor blog post by Michel: Sablet is located between Séguret, a village classified as a “Plus Beaux Village de France,” to the north and Gigondas, a small village renown for its red wine to the south. From the road, Gigondas seems little more than a cluster of stone houses set …

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Wine tasting in Tavel @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Accidental Wine Tasting and Day Out in Tavel

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Last week we had to drive to the Ardéche to buy our stone sink for the kitchen. On the way back, Robin thought it would be a good idea to take the scenic route through the Gard. We didn’t realise just how scenic the …

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