Provence Celebrity Rosé Wines Miraval
Keith Van SickleTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Celebrity Rosé Wines of Provence

American rapper Post Malone has just become the latest celebrity to introduce a rosé wine from Provence. Rosé + Provence + Celebrity seems to be a thing these days. As Malone puts it, “Rosé is for when you want to get a little fancy.” Let’s take a look at some …

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Pont d'Avignon
ExplorePaul ShawcrossVillages Towns and Cities

Côtes du Rhône Wine Route a Village Driving Itinerary

Popes and Red Wine Villages in Provence’s Rhone Valley In my view, there is no better place to begin this wine village itinerary than historic Avignon. The city was once the seat of the Catholic Church and home of several Popes during the Middle Ages. I have chosen seven of …

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Bandol Domaine de Terrebrune
Our House in ProvenceTasteWines 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
Our House in ProvenceTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

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 WineZineTasteWines 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 PostMaison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines 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 GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Drinking Rosé in Restaurants is it Just a Passing Trend?

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 – both styles …

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Wine Coteaux Varois Tasting
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines 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 WineZineTasteWines 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
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Discover Wine Folly the Essential Guide to Wines of Provence

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 the skies clear. Viticultural Provence …

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