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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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Quick Lesson on Oak

Quick Lesson on Oak

Of the many different aspects that affect the finished product of a wine, oak wraps it all up. Literally. Oak barrel fermentation not only differs according to the type of wood used, but the fermentation process is also highly affected by the “toast” amount. American oak mostly comes from the Eastern part of the United […]

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Rick Steves 2012

Rick Steves 2012

We are proud and excited to be featured once again in Rick Steves’ Provence and the French Riviera guidebook. Since 2010, we have been featured as one of the “must-do” activities in Provence. Below is the excerpt from the book talking about us: Wine Tasting and Cooking Classes: At WineinProvence, smart, young, and enthusiastic Americans […]

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Poppies in Provence

Poppies in Provence

My younger sister, Heather, visited me in Provence this spring during wild flower season. I was driving her around taking her to visit some new wineries that we’ve been taking clients to and we kept pulling over to take pictures of the poppies. At times it looked like the hills were on fire! In certain […]

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Palette AOC

Palette AOC

Recently retired, Bob and his wife Arlene from New Jersey decided to celebrate with a trip to Europe. They joined us for a null in the Palette AOC which is a tiny wine region just outside of Aix en Provence famous for making wonderful rosé wines. Palette is the smallest wine region in Provence with […]

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