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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


Stage 12 of the Tour de France will route cyclists from Montpellier in the Gard department, through Bouches du Rhône deparment on to the Vaucluse to cap the top of mighty Mount Ventoux, 1912 meters in elevation.

Tour de France Stage 12 July 14 2016 Map Credit: Tour de France

…Continue reading here for Jill’s list of the 14 things you should know about Mont Ventoux wines. Perhaps on July 14th you would like to raise a glass of Rhône Wine from this area to toast the amazing athletes who will race to the top of Mont Ventoux at 1912 metres.

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Jill Barth

Jill Barth

Jill is a writer whose characters make wine, love wine, and live wine. Research for her forthcoming novel–the story of a Provençal winemaking family during the Second World War–has afforded her glorious pleasures: meetings with ambitious French vignerons, travel up and down France in bouncy Renaults, overnights in shuttered châteaux, and many hours as a student of wine with a glass to her lips. In this role, she not only enjoys her own relationship with wine but she also indulges in the life of the French winemaking family that inhabits the pages of her novel.

Jill writes about wine, travel and occasionally yoga (she’s a certified yoga instructor). Her fiction has been featured on NPR and has been published in several literary journals.

Her writings can also be found on her blog L’Occasion.

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