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We’re Going to the Opera….the SYDNEY Opera!

We’re Going to the Opera….the SYDNEY Opera!

WineinProvence is excited to announce that we are now an official corporate sponsor of the world renowned, iconic Sydney Opera House! So how did WineinProvence end up with this connection over 10,000 miles away? Opera Australia puts on a first-class French themed wine and gourmet event called “Dinner on the Dock”. It is one of Australia’s […]

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Fabulous Seafood in St. Rémy

Fabulous Seafood in St. Rémy

WineinProvence recently hosted Susan and her husband on a customized null. They are working in the television and film industries in Los Angeles, CA but have a heart for France. Together, we visited two fabulous wineries and explored the villages of St. Rémy & Les Baux de Provence, two of the most beautiful villages in […]

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We’re back!

We’re back!

Spring is in the air and the plane trees along the Cours Mirabeau are just starting to bloom which means another exciting season of wine tours, cooking classes, cheese/wine pairings, and gourmet dinners is upon us! Hilary and I are very excited for this upcoming season where we will be welcoming visitors from around the […]

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Spring Student Wine Tasting at Pasta Cosy

Spring Student Wine Tasting at Pasta Cosy

This past week, WineinProvence held another uber-popular Student Wine Tasting event. We had 38 thirsty students attend! Given the size of our group, we went to Pasta Cosy Italian Restaurant in the centre ville of Aix-en-Provence, where the wonderful owner, Fabien, welcomed us into his “cave” beneath the restaurant for our exclusive tasting! Along with […]

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Aquae Sextiae

Aquae Sextiae

In the beautiful, sun-soaked city of Aix en Provence, you’ll find it hard not to stumble upon the main boulevard, the Cours Mirabeau. This tree-lined main street is the hub for the historic cafes and 16th century townhouses, and at the end of the road you will find the enormous, mesmerizing Rotonde fountain. Often featured […]

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Chasing Robert Parker

Chasing Robert Parker

Chasing Robert Parker This fall the Wine in Provence tours team took a research trip to the Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, and Vacqueyras regions of France. We set off to have a marathon wine tasting day and experience some of the places that we had not yet been to in these areas. Our mission; to expand our […]

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Festival du Vin!

Festival du Vin!

A couple of weeks ago the WineinProvence girls (Brian was out of town) got a chance to attend a wine festival right here in Aix! For three euros and an appetite for wine, we received a logo glass and tastes of newly released wine from the Aix-en-Provence region. The event was set up in tents […]

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More moules, s’il vous plaît!

More moules, s’il vous plaît!

We are mad for mussels at the moment! The French love a piping pot of moules with pommes frites and now you can enjoy it too. Here is our recipe for these succulent shellfish. Choose a mineral, crisp wine, such as a bottle of Sancerre, a Pouilly-Fumé, or a Cassis white for pairing. Avoid an […]

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Wine Cave Cleaning

Wine Cave Cleaning

Some may picture wine caves in dark basements or underneath tasting rooms, but the one I sat in yesterday was a little different. Hilary has her very own clothing decorated, temperature not quite controlled, wine cave closet. I like to believe that she has placed her wine collection in here for a reason; no one […]

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Summer Fruit Swimming in Wine

Summer Fruit Swimming in Wine

Item Quantity Comments Dessert wine 1/4 cup Red dessert wine, a white muscat, port, or any other sweet wine will do. Sugar 1 cup Seasonal Fruit Whatever mix you prefer: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, melon, nectarines, etc. Fresh Mint 1/4 cup (Recipe courtesy of Chef Ronald) DIRECTIONS Cut fruit and place in a large bowl […]

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