Wine Scholar Guild #Provence #Wine Study Program @WineScholarGuil
Ginger and NutmegTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Scholar Guild Provence Wine Study Program – Giveaway

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Wine lover? Contest details are below. The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG), formerly the French Wine Society, is in the process of evolving the 10-year old organization and pursuing a lofty goal. The WSG wants to be the recognized global leader in wine study programs for …

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L'Arbre a Vins #VaisonlaRomaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Better than a Money Tree – L’Arbre à Vins in Vaison-la-Romaine

Mathieu Schillinger hails from France’s Alsace region with its fabulous white wines. However, he tells me that it was only when he moved to England that he gained an appreciation for food and wine. An Epicurean paradox? In 2007, Mathieu and his wife returned to France to open a B&B …

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Pruning Grapevines @MirabeauWine
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Importance of Pruning Grapevines

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @Mirabeau Wine: My first visit to Bordeaux shattered romantic notions of rambling grapevines. Seeing those tightly clipped vineyards, I wondered where all those passionate winemakers had gone, and when the bean-counters had moved in. At the time, we were enroute to Northern Portugal, where …

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Provence-Rose-hot-right-now @MirabeauWine
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provence Rosé is just so hot right now

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: The pink wave from Provence just keeps on swelling, which is funny given that for many years in London, Stephen and I had to indulge our Rosé passion in the comfort of our own home.  We never really got served any at dinner parties …

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Bec a Vin in Uzes #TastesofProvence @OurHouseinProvence
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Lunch at Bec à Vin in Uzès and wine at Domaine de la Mordorée

Contributor blog post by Michel: We headed to Uzès without reservations for lunch, which is a major no-no in my book. We and our friends Steve and Mary, love good food and wine and our lunches together are usually a highlight of the day and source of fond memories. So we …

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Chateau la Coste @ChateaulaCoste #Provence #Wines
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Blending Wine and Art at Chateau La Coste in Provence

After a four-course cooking class, we visited Chateau La Coste. The La Coste vineyard is located outside of Aix-en-Provence and owned by a wealthy Irishman. Find out about the vine, the art and the architecture at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: Blending Wine and Art at Chateau La Coste in Provence.  

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@MirabeauWine Wine blending 2015
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Why blending is so key in Rosé winemaking

Contributor blog post by Stephen Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: People are often surprised that most wines are blends, and even more surprised that even single-grape variety bottles are blends from different tanks. In Provence it’s the law of our appellation that wines are blends from the local varieties like Grenache, Syrah, …

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Mirabeau Pure Punt @MirabeauWine #WinesofProvence
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Taking a Punt in the Wine World

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Taking a punt – according to most dictionaries – means to take a chance, to give something a go, place a bet, or even… to take a flat-bottomed ferry boat. You could also be handed a long pole and then ushered onto a long …

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Abbaye de Lerins #CotedAzur L'ile Saint Honorat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Escape Cannes to the Wine of Ile St Honorat

There was little chance of being lost at sea, our skipper (rental boat) had a difficult time finding a place to anchor between the mega-yachts and the zodiacs that were supplying hot pizza and cold drinks to the flotilla. Just 15 minutes by ferry from Cannes, the two Lérins islands, …

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Wine tasting an lunch in Carpentras #OurHouseinProvence
Our House in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine tasting lunch alfresco and a visit to Carpentras

Contributor blog post by Michel: We always devote at least 1/2 day to shopping for kid’s clothes for our precious grandkids. Shirley’s favorite shops for kids are in the town of Carpentras, which is about 12 miles from Sablet. As we chatted one morning about going to Carpentras, it came out …

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