Rose Research Centre
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Rosé Research Centre in Vidauban

Have you wondered why that delicious Provence rosé keeps you coming back for more? Unlike their sweeter, darker counterparts around the world, these pale pinks are being haled as seriously good, versatile wines. Not only are they incredibly refreshing on a hot summer’s day, but they’re also perfectly enjoyable in …

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Grape harvest in Provence #WinesofProvence @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

The Grape Harvest in Provence

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I’ve had the great pleasure of enjoying the wines of Château Romanin during my visits to Provence. I still remember drinking my first bottle during a rainy spring evening in little cafè called Le Marilyn in St. Rèmy de Provence…though I don’t recall the …

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Mirabeau Wine Christmas magnum #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Should rosé wines be taken seriously?

There is an awful lot of rosé out there. Most wine regions of the world are jumping on the bandwagon and hoping that their pale-pink Provençal looky-likey wines will provide early $$ into their coffers (given that rosé is made from red grapes, many strapped producers, therefore, appreciate the revenues …

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Water stress on the vines #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A dry year for Grapes in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nuria Stylianou @Mirabeau Wine People and vines have a lot in common. A little stress can benefit the human body, pushing us out of our comfort zone, spurring us on to greater things. The same is true of vines: limit their water and nutrient supply among …

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Rose wine tasting @LizgabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

353 Shades of Rosé

Last month I had the exciting – and rare – opportunity of tasting an amazing selection of 353 still rosés from around the world. This proved a glorious spectacle of the most amazing shades of pink – forget 50 – this was far more dazzling. The range of colours was …

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Will Travel for Wine @JillBarth
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Will Travel for Wine

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: L’occasion Passport: what it means to me to move around the world to taste wine and meet winemakers. Contagious: The Travel Bug One of my early wine tasting trips was to a little town in Northwestern Illinois called Galena. Galena is one of those …

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Wine tasting in Tavel @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Accidental Wine Tasting and Day Out in Tavel

Last week we had to drive to the Ardéche to buy our stone sink for the kitchen. On the way back, Robin thought it would be a good idea to take the scenic route through the Gard. We didn’t realise just how scenic the route would be …Continue reading here for …

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Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de-Montmirail. Photo Credit: Rhône Wines
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Tour de France: Mount Ventoux Wines

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: A kindly giant who watches over the aromatic garrigue scrubland and the carefully tended vineyards, Mont Ventoux shelters wines conducive to sharing and close companionship – celebrated with a fragrant, flavourful centrepiece. ~ CHRISTOPHE TASSAN Sommelier and Rhone Ambassador THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 …

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VinAzur Damien Dubus @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

VinAzur bringing the wines of Provence to the USA

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: It’s always heartwarming when someone I’ve never met contacts me from miles away because they’ve been reading what I write. Just recently someone with whom I share a great passion, asked me to write about what he does. The passion we share is a …

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EMMANUELLE BAUDE OF DOMAINE TOUR PHOTO CREDIT: W.T. MANFULL OF PROVENCE WINEZINE
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Vins de Provence Annual Wine Competition

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth for Provence WineZine: The Vins de Provence annual tasting competition took place on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Maison des Vins Côtes de Provence in Les Arcs sur Argens in the Var Department.  Nearly 700 wines were sampled by the tasting panel …Continue reading …

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