Gigondas views wine tasting
Our House in ProvenceTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine tasting at Domaine la Bouïssière and a Visit to Gigondas

Sablet is located between Séguret, a village classified as a “Plus Beaux Village de France,” to the north and Gigondas, a small town renowned for its red wine to the south. From the road, Gigondas seems little more than a cluster of stone houses set on a hillside with a …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste

Enjoying a Southern California Taste of Provence Menu With Friends

Occasionally, there are opportunities to connect with contributors in person, outside of “Perfectly Provence.” This week was one of those times. Provencal Connections in California On what was a bit like speed dating trip in Southern California my hubby and I drove to San Diego for one evening. The hook for …

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Discover the Perfectly Provence Contributors

Perfectly Provence is the name of this website; it is also a community of over 40 contributors each of whom has a personal connection to the region. The list includes expats who have chosen to make the South of France their home: Phoebe Thomas who writes about travel with kids, …

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Millesime Bio Wine Fair
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

The International Wine Fair War in Montpellier

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Montpellier has the good fortune to be home to two international wine trade fairs: Vinisud and Millésime Bio. Such fairs are big business, with many producers and buyers coming, often from far away to meet under one roof. With many producers present, buyers can …

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Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A Bottle of Gigondas from the Cellar

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Last fall during a visit to Gigondas, I had lunch with Thierry Faravel, proprietor and winemaker at Domaine le Bouïssière. Thierry and his brother Gilles are second generation vignerons, tending vines planted by their father Antonin, who grew grapes for the co-op for 41 …

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Bespoke Wine Tour Provence Your Private Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Calling Wine Lovers! Join a Bespoke Wine Tour in Provence in September

Has Provence been on your travel bucket list for a while? Or, are you already a Provence fan looking for an experience away from the major tourist sights? The founder of Your Private Provence, Emily Durand, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

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Saint-Maximin @Aixcentric
AixcentricTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Festival at Saint Maximin this Weekend

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you haven’t visited Saint-Maximin, this Sunday (29th January) is an excellent time to do so as it is the Fete de la Saint Vincent, when the local vignerons celebrate their patron saint. Sixty-five of them will gather to thank their saint for the last harvest …

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Chateau Romanin panoramique View AOP Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Romanin Dedicated to Provence’s Long History of Wine

Occasionally, you catch a flash of the sun on the windows, a fleeting hint that something magical is taking place on the North side of the Alpilles. Initially, the meandering road that leads to Château Romanin parallels the Aéro-Club de Saint-Rémy les Alpilles glider runway. The striking backdrop of limestone fingers, the …

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Gift Guide wine corks and Christmas tree @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Under the Tree: L’occasion Holiday Gift Guide + A Giveaway

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: My kids and I always giggle when the song demands, “Now bring us some figgy pudding.” The bossy tone is disruptive in the peaceful setting of the holiday and the fact that feathers are ruffled over figgy pudding is something we find hysterical. If …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday ToursWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

4 Days in Provence: Wine and Truffle Tour in January

Talk about a perfect January get-away! Emily Durand has created a three-night and four-day tour in the heart of Provence with a distinct focus on the best of the cooler season – wine and black truffles. The first month of the year in Provence you can (generally) count on brilliant …

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