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Châteauneuf-du-Pape: A 13-Varietal Symphony

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: A 13-Varietal Symphony

Wine in Provence tours Talks Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine in Provence offers  Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tours  from Avignon and Aix en Provence regions. This gorgeous wine region is our favorite regions to take guests to visit. For our guests that are fortunate enough to join us in this region and have a keen eye (very few I must admit…especially after a day of wine [...]

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Aix en Provence’s Rosé Festival

Aix en Provence’s Rosé Festival

Aix en Provence and rosé wine…truly a match made in heaven. We love showing off these two gems to our clients. Now add the word Festival to those two things and you’ve got what is probably one of my favorite days of the year! This rosé festival was set up in one of the most charming [...]

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Pastis in Porquerolles

Pastis in Porquerolles

The French are quite fond of their “jeux de mots” (play on words). On a recent swing through the charming coastal island of Porquerolles, we found what is probably my favorite French phrase to date. In the picture above, the original blue sign says, “Roulez au Pas” which means “Drive Slowly.” Someone has cleverly added [...]

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Leaping into Lavender

Leaping into Lavender

I recently went on a lavender scouting trip because we are hoping to incorporate a “Lavender & Wine” tour to these famous French fields next season! We wanted to scope it out and see if it would be a worthwhile excursion to take our clients on- which, of course, we found that it was! We [...]

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Put a Cork In It

Put a Cork In It

In the 1600s a Benedictine monk called Dom Perignon observed that wooden stoppers wrapped in oil-soaked rags used to seal bottles often popped out, and so he replaced them with the pieces of cork to seal the sparkling wine. Cork soon become essential for wine bottling. The world’s first cork stopper factory opened in around 1750, in Anguine [...]

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Why People Buy Wine with Animals on the Label

Why People Buy Wine with Animals on the Label

Did you recently buy a bottle of wine, and if so, did it happen to have an animal on the label? You may have noticed that over the last decade or so wine makers have increasingly “modernized” their labels to attract consumers, and a particularity to this wine label modernization is the presence of some [...]

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Provençal Pizza

Provençal Pizza

When someone brings up “French cuisine”, you might first think of duck or foie gras…maybe escargots? I know when I dreamed of moving to France years ago, images of crepes with nutella and cheese fondue pots often came to mind. But did you know that pizza is super common in southern France? I know that pizza [...]

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