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Recipe: Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Verrine

Recipe: Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Verrine

Recipe: Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Verrine Our most popular package at the moment is the Best of Aix! It offers the ideal experience of Aix-en-Provence- a tour through centuries-old, Provençal markets of the city; a venture into the best artisan boutiques for olive oil, cheese, macaroons, and more; and an experience of cooking together with [...]

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Rosé Two Ways

Rosé Two Ways

One of most common question we get asked during our tastings is, “How is rosé wine made?“ For the sake of maximizing our tasting time, we keep the answer pretty straight-forward and give the short and sweet explanation of the technique most commonly used today. However, there are in fact several different ways for producing rose [...]

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From AOC to AOP

From AOC to AOP

France will be adopted new regulations for the wine industry. The European Union’s new wine regulations have come into force, ushering in a new era for the European wine industry. – aim to modernise the European wine trade and improve its competitiveness in the face of a growing challenge from the New World. This reform [...]

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Blessed by the Gods: Chateau Romanin

Blessed by the Gods: Chateau Romanin

  Often times during our Vineyard and Winery tours, we experience awe and wonder- from discovering a new, perfectly harmonious pairing of wine and cheese to a peaceful moment ambling through the gnarled vines and marveling at the fact that they have produced world-class wine for over a century. Nestled in the northern slope of [...]

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Priorat – the other Spanish DOC

Priorat – the other Spanish DOC

I wish I could speak Spanish well enough to say Denominación de Origen, but it just comes out sounding French. We will stick to the easier acronym of DOC. Out of the four classifications for wine in Spain, DOC is the most strict and the most prestigious. It has many similarities to the AOC regulations in [...]

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