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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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Recipe: Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Verrine

Recipe: Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Verrine

Our most popular package at the moment is the Best of Aix! It offers the ideal experience of Aix-en-Provence- a tour through centuries-old, Provençal markets of the city; a venture into the best artisan boutiques for olive oil, cheese, macaroons, and more; and an experience of cooking together with fresh, local ingredients for an enjoyable [...]

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Rosé Two Ways

Rosé Two Ways

One of most common question we get asked during our tastings is, “How is rosé wine made?“ For the sake of maximizing our tasting time, we keep the answer pretty straight-forward and give the short and sweet explanation of the technique most commonly used today. However, there are in fact several different ways for producing rose [...]

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From AOC to AOP

From AOC to AOP

France will be adopted new regulations for the wine industry. The European Union’s new wine regulations have come into force, ushering in a new era for the European wine industry. – aim to modernise the European wine trade and improve its competitiveness in the face of a growing challenge from the New World. This reform [...]

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Blessed by the Gods: Chateau Romanin

Blessed by the Gods: Chateau Romanin

  Often times during our Vineyard and Winery tours, we experience awe and wonder- from discovering a new, perfectly harmonious pairing of wine and cheese to a peaceful moment ambling through the gnarled vines and marveling at the fact that they have produced world-class wine for over a century. Nestled in the northern slope of [...]

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