The Rosé Business in Provence What is it the Long Term Viability
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The Rosé Business in Provence What is it the Long Term Viability

Recently, in Provence, there have been some substantial acquisitions in the rosé wine industry. The most famous acquisitions are LVMH’s purchase of Château d’Esclans, Château Minuty, Château de Galoupet, Domaine des Grands Esclans, and Domaine du Jas d’Esclans (!) as well as Pernod Ricard’s purchase of Château Sainte Marguerite. Still, …

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Wine Tasting in Bandol and Cassis Domaine La Font des Peres
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Our Guided Tour Wine Tasting in Bandol and Cassis with a Professional

When I read on Kristin Espinasse’s blog “French Word a Day,” that her husband Jean-Marc, a wine professional, offered wine tours in Provence, I was in touch faster than you can open a screw-top bottle. We settled on a date for wine tasting in the Bandol and Cassis appellations. Although …

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Professional Rosé Wine Tasting
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Professional Rosé Wine Tasting is Hard Work in Provence

While in Provence, Göran Boman and his wife joined two wine professionals on an epic wine-tasting experience this spring. They tasted 192 different rosés from the region! My wife Maria and I had the chance to try our hand at being wine journalists when we tasted 192 rosé wines from …

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Expert Tips for Wine Touring Tasying Provence
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Top Expert Tips for Wine Touring and Tasting in Provence

Author and wine expert Göran Boman shares tips for wine tasting and exploring the vineyards in Provence. This part of the South of France includes wine-growing areas stretching within the urban limits of Nice on the French Riviera to the Northern Rhône Valley. While wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, villages such as …

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Wines of Provence Attracting Big Names
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Wines of Provence Attracting Big Names and Big Bucks

The winery Château d’Esclans in the Esclans Valley north of Le Muy has had a strong ownership journey, to say the least. Thirty years ago, the winery was owned by the Swedish Match pension fund, with Lars Torstenson as the responsible winemaker, and since 2019 the winery is owned by …

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Côtes du Rhône Villages Food and Wine Pairing
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A Surprising Côtes du Rhône Villages Food and Wine Pairing

Very rarely do you come across a Côtes du Rhône Villages so incredible that it might as well be a Gigondas wine. However, in this case, the red wine that we used in this wine pairing from Paul Jaboulet Aîné (2020) is a nice upgrade. It is big and bold, …

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Wine Tasting and Vineyard Walks Spring 2023 in Provence
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Wine Tasting and Vineyard Walks Spring 2023 in Provence

Springtime in Provence is an excellent opportunity to visit vineyards in the region. It is also a good time to participate in one of several organized wine walks. These strolls are only a few kilometres, and along the way, there are stations where you can try the wines of the …

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Provencal White Wine with Salmon
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Try this Provencal White Wine with Salmon

As we turn our thoughts to spring, some foods and wines come to mind immediately. On the food side of things, my mind turns to spring vegetables: asparagus, peas, and fava beans. For wine, I find it time to leave the wintry red wines for a while and focus on …

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Wine Owners Rosé in Provence
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Vineyard News and Wealthy Wine Owners Rosé in Provence

Unfortunately, there are even more Provençal vineyards that are bought up by larger “consortia”, it is the Provençal rosé wine success that contributes to the fact that there are fewer and fewer family-owned vineyards! Billionaire Rosé Ever since 1908, there has been a wine cooperative in the port of Saint-Tropez, …

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Provence Organic Wine France
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Provence Leading in Organic Wine Making in France

Provence wine region is the leader in France in percentage terms of organic vineyard areas, and that number continues to increase. Since November 2022, you can also check where the organic vineyards are in Provence, and the whole of France, so you can now see if your favourite producer’s vineyards …

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