Bandol Domaine de Terrebrune
Our House in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Tasting Bandol Wines at Domaine de Terrebrune

You will recall that on the last day of our most recent sojourn in Sablet, I suggested to Shirley that we drive to the Bandol wine region and taste wine since we had not been there for several years. Also, it was a gloomy day in Sablet, and I hoped the weather …

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Domaine Tempier Wine Estate
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Domaine Tempier Wine Estate in Bandol AOC

By Michel: I have wanted to visit Domaine Tempier, ever since the first time I read about the Bandol winery owned by the Peyraud family, in books authored by Richard Olney, Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch. Kermit Lynch the renown wine importer, was introduced to the Peyrauds by Richard Olney …

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Sea Bass Rosé Wine Commanderie de Peyrassol
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Sea Bass and Rosé a Wine Pairing fit for an Anniversary

Anniversaries are always worth celebrating, and in our house, that means a meal to suit the special day. However, the dilemma was what to serve with a Commanderie de Peyrassol rosé (2016)? Wine pairings are always a bit of a gamble. Will the wine stand-up to the food or overpower …

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My French Country Home Magazine
Guest PostMirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Road to Rosé – My French Country Home Magazine

Provence Living Feature The Road to Rosé with text by Jeany Cronk of Mirabeau Wine and photos by Sophie Bellard was published in the July/August 2019 edition of My French Country Home – Magazine. The article (below) is reproduced with the permission of Sharon Santoni, the creator of this beautiful magazine. …

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Drinking Rosé Restaurants
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Drinking Rosé in Restaurants is it Just a Passing Trend?

By Elizabeth Gabay I am often asked how I see rosé developing. Is it just a fashion? Will the market soon become bored of neutral pale pink ‘lifestyle’ wines, drunk icy cold by the pool and move on to something else? My answer is yes … Pinot Grigio, simple rosé …

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Wine Coteaux Varois Tasting
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Notes from the Coteaux Varois Tasting 2019

By Elizabeth Gabay: Tasting the wines of Provence has been a bit erratic this year. While Cotes de Provence had a stand at both WineParis (11-13 February) and Prowein (17-19 March), the 2018 vintage had often only just been bottled and were still quite young and closed. My preferred time …

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Buying Criteria Rosé
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Decision Time Buying Criteria for Rosé Wine

Buying Rosé Numerous studies have been conducted in the food industry on what influences shoppers’ buying decisions. I came across several such studies during my printing equipment sales career, as print quality of the package can have an enormous impact, positive or negative, at the moment of selection. …Continue reading …

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Wine Folly Provence Wines
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Discover Wine Folly the Essential Guide to Wines of Provence

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Provence is blessed with a fantastic climate, especially for grapes! The region gets lots of sunshine and not too much rain with warm days and cool evenings. The Mediterranean moderates the temperatures and the famous “Mistral” wind keeps the vineyards dry, free of pests and …

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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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Rosé Matters Wines France
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Exploring Why Rosé Matters, According To French Culture

I don’t think there is a topic I’ve covered more than rosé. Part preference, part probability, it seems only natural that a Provence wine specialist would document the past, present and future of vin trois, the third colour of the wine trinity. Affiliations range from the “Hampton’s Water” lifestyle crowd to …

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