Rosé #WinesofProvence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Premium Rosé Tasting #poshpinks15

For the 3rd year running, Richard Bampfield MW and  Jean Christophe Mau of Chateau Brown from Bordeaux, have held a tasting of premium rosés (£15 and over)  in London. My tasting results of my top 18 will appear in the September 2015 edition of Decanter’s Expert Choice (out 5 August 2015). Find out …

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Alpilles Wine Tasting AOC Les Baux de Provence
Ashley TinkerTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Alpilles Wine Tasting Around the Vineyards of AOC Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The first weekend in June was the ‘portes ouvertes’ of the 12 vineyards that comprise the small appellation of AOC Les Baux-de-Provence here in the Alpilles. They were celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the creation of their small AOC. These vineyards are located next …

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Bellet Wines #WinesofProvence #VinsdeProvence @RivieraGrape
TasteThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Château de Crémat, Chanel and Bellet’s Link to an Iconic Logo

By Chrissie You may be asking yourself what the Nice vineyards of Bellet and Chanel, the legendary perfume house, could possibly have in common? More, it would seem, than we think! After all, there is a certain parallel between the art of blending a fine perfume and the art of …

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Brasserie in Apt
David & Karen TaylorTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Cheese lunch + wine tasting = much happiness

Contributor blog post by David Taylor A significant number of the grapes grown locally are taken to Sylla, the local wine co operative in Apt, producing vin de pays de Vaucluse and vin de pays d’Apt wines. Formally these were known as either a cote de Ventoux or Luberon depending …

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rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence #WinesofProvence via @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

2014 rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence

At the annual Coteaux Varois tasting (13 April 2015), set in the beautiful gardens of a former monastery, at Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at the Abbaye de la Celle in Brignoles, and next door to the Maison des Vins de Coteaux Varois, 45 local domaines had their stands set out showing their …

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Bellets Portes Ouvertes #WinesofProvence#Bellet #Nice @RivieraGrape
TasteThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Bellet’s Portes Ouvertes: A Practical Guide

By Chrissie Whilst regular readers will be more familiar with the subject of Nice’s own Bellet vineyards; it’s not every day that the vineyards in the hills of Nice throw open their doors for a weekend of complimentary tastings. Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine       

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Chateaunef du Pape #Provence #WinesofProvence @PJAdams10
Pamela PJ AdamsTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Out of This World Wine

About seven miles north of Avignon in beautiful Provence, sits the opulent vineyard and enclave known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It was French Pope John XXII who built a cooler summer residence among his vines when he couldn’t stand the heat of his main papal castle in Avignon. Keep reading to find …

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RIVINI #Wine #Italy @RivieraGrape
TasteThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Five of the Best: Tips for Making the Most of Rivini

By Chrissie The wait is over! The first edition of Rivini, the International Wine Festival of the Riviera, takes place this weekend at Villa Eva, just across the border in Latte, conveniently located between Menton and Ventimiglia on the Ligurian coast. Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine         

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Château Pesquié Winery France #Provence #Wines
TasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Pesquie, a Family Rooted in the Wines of Provence

Chateau Pesquie is located in what could be one of the oldest wine-producing zones in France. We know that the property dates back to approximately 1750. The winery is now run by third generation family members who are going organic, using humus-based fertilizers and who are focus on sustainable farming practices. …

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Domaine de la Verriere Provence Wines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Looking for a Provence Boot Camp Try Extreme Wine

Serious athletes often push their physical boundaries to new extremes; climbing higher mountains, running longer distances, or entering Navy Seal inspired team-relays on muddy courses… Now, serious wine buffs can compete too! Connoisseurs who are looking to close their personal “wine gap” by moving beyond buying familiar labels and ‘trusted’ …

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