Vin Cuit Provence
Mirabeau WinesWines and Spirits of Provence

Cooked Wine Provence’s Vin Cuit is Steeped in Tradition

Contributor blog post by Susan Newman Manfull for Mirabeau Wine: Sometime in early October, after the harvest, winemakers—mostly located in a small area of Provence at the base of Mont Sainte Victoire, between Aix-en-Provence and Trets—begin the annual tradition of making “vin cuit” or “cooked wine.” They each build a …

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Kale Rosé Wines
Provence WineZineWines and Spirits of Provence

Napa’s Kale Rosé Goes To Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Rosé continues to take the United States by storm. Although France drinks the most rosé by a long shot, accounting for 35% of world consumption or 8.5 million hectoliters (mhl) of rosé, the United States comes in a second (3.4 mhl).A distant second, yes, but …

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Wine Holidays l'Occasion Gift Guide
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Wrapped Up for the Holidays: The L’Occasion Gift Guide

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This time of year brings forth memories of Christmases that I’ve experienced and also, of Christmases that I’ve created in my imagination, fueled by narratives told and retold – a history of the way things should be. …Continue reading here for Jill’s wine post – …

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Ventoux Wines
Cheryl ShufflebothamTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Will Ventoux Wines Become Côtes du Rhône?

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shfflebotham: The smooth, bold red wines that fall under the Ventoux AOC, formerly known as Côtes du Ventoux, are distinct from the neighboring Côtes du Rhône wines. I actually prefer them, but again I am no expert on wine or anything for that matter.All I know …

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Discover Pierrevert Cotes du Provence
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Discover Pierrevert a Visit to Château Saint Jean lez Durance

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There was a moment when we stood outside Château Saint Jean, sipping a rosé blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Roussanne taken directly from the tank, enjoying its distinctly almond nose while looking across a huge expansive field in the direction of the Durance …

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Vineyard View Lirac Loccasion
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Tasting: Sampling the Good Wines of Lirac

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Last fall I spent some time with winemakers in Lirac, a cru located across the Rhône River from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I covered a significant conversation with Rodolphe de Pins, winemaker at Château de Montfaucon and Co-President of Lirac AOP. …Continue reading here for Jill’s account of …

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Wine Pairing Duck Confit Hash Cake and Tavel Rose
Provence WineZineWines and Spirits of Provence

Provençal Wine Pairings: Well-Traveled Tavel And Duck Confit

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen: It isn’t often that I get wines straight off the plane from the vineyard in France.  But, this week, that is exactly (well, sort of) what happened. You see, Sandra Gay-Moulines, attaché de communication for the Syndicat Viticole de l’Appellation Tavel, got a …

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Blending roses from Provence at Mirabeau Wines
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Blending the Mirabeau Wines 2016 Vintage

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @ Mirabeau Wines: I have talked about the crucial importance of blending several times before and good blending makes the difference between an average and a good wine. We take this task very seriously and spend a lot of time driving around selecting the …

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Domaine de L'Amaurigue Wines of Provence @Susan_PWZ
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Jean-Marie Queff Winemaker at Domaine de L’Amaurigue

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Almost a year ago, on New Year’s Day, I received an email from Jean-Marie Quef, Director and Œnologue of Domaine de l’Amaurigue. Responding to my email sending best wishes for the New Year to folks in the wine business, he wrote back and wished the …

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Acquiesce white Chateauneuf-du-pape @susan_pwz #TastesofProvence
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

It all Started with a White Châteauneuf du Pape

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: When I attended the Wine Bloggers conference in in mid-August in Lodi, California—one of the largest appellations in California and one intricately tied to Old Vine Zinfandel wines—I did not expect to visit a winery dedicated to producing Rhône style white wines. But, there …

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