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One Word: Fromage

One Word: Fromage

Wine in Provence Talks Cheese! France and cheese. Two words that go together almost as easily as Romeo and Juliet, but without the suicidal ending. We here at Wine in Provence really can’t get enough cheese and we frequently blog about our favorite local cheese shop, Savelli’s, which brings in some of the best quality […]

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Hands Down, the Best Macaroons in the World are in Aix-en-Provence

Hands Down, the Best Macaroons in the World are in Aix-en-Provence

Best Macaroons in the World are in Aix-en-Provence No need for competitions, judges, or debate. It’s over and the verdict is unanimous. The best macaroons in the world can be found right here in Aix-en-Provence, in the Place des Precheurs market, at a little stand called “Les Macarons de Caroline.”  When we first tasted these, we were […]

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Hilary dans Le Journal d’Aix

Hilary dans Le Journal d’Aix

Some of our favorite people in all of Aix are the owners of the wonderful Savelli cheese shop right in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, just two steps from the market square. When I was in the shop a few days ago, they were so excited to see me (more so than usual!) and I soon […]

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How Much Wine Do Americans Drink? What About the French?

How Much Wine Do Americans Drink? What About the French?

How Much Wine Do Americans Drink? The average American drinks only 1.72 gallons of wine each year. Compare this with 40 gallons of soft drinks or 25 gallons of coffee! As for the French, they are the pros in this category, drinking an average of 17 gallons of wine each year!

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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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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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