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Demystifying Legs/Tears

Demystifying Legs/Tears

While leading clients through our tasting at WineinProvence, the main goal is to demystify the often intimidating world of wine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere where questions are encouraged. During a recent Signature French Wine Tasting with two lovely American clients, we were asked about the “lace” of the wine in the glass. At […]

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The Spirit of Scotland

The Spirit of Scotland

During my recent trip to Scotland, I definitely knew I wanted to sample some of Scotland’s most significant spirit- whiskey. I visited the Tullibardine Distillery outside of Edinburgh, where there has been a brewery or distillery on this sight since the 12th century. It’s claim to ame is that in year 1488, King James IV […]

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How we got on “bisous-terms” at our favorite fromagerie

How we got on “bisous-terms” at our favorite fromagerie

This Tuesday, we are holding are second Student Wine Tasting for Summer 2011! The first, a French Wine Tasting, took place last Wednesday with 12 students eager to taste and learn. We will build on that fundamental wine tasting foundation this week with a Cheese and Wine Pairing Night. It will feature 5 delicious cheeses […]

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Wanna know about Oak? Okay!

Wanna know about Oak? Okay!

Here’s all you ever wanted to know about oak. Okay! Go! –The use of oak plays a significant role in winemaking and can have a significant effect on the finished wine- affecting the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of the wine. –There are about 400 species of oak, though only about 20 are used in making […]

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Wine Pairing Dinner at L’Epicerie

Wine Pairing Dinner at L’Epicerie

L’Epicerie is a lovely little spot in Place des Trois Ormeaux in Aix. It means “the grocery” in French and it is set up to be part high-end food boutique and part gastronomic restaurant. On Friday night, we hosted a group of nine corporate clients for a wine pairing dinner at L’Epicerie. It was a […]

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Off to see the Chèvrerie

Off to see the Chèvrerie

Goat cheese in France is an art, the beautiful and delicate little white rounds of subtle nuttiness that tastes like a creamy cloud when eaten with a crisp Provencal rose wine. We, myself and 5 lovely American ladies, ventured out to the countryside to see art and magic of che in the making. We were […]

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