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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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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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Shiraz vs. Syrah vs. Shir-AZ!

Shiraz vs. Syrah vs. Shir-AZ!

At a recent “Signature French Wine Tasting,” Hilary and I met up with a delightful young woman from Australia who was saying some very strange things. She would say Shir-AZ when referring to Syrah wine. I wish you could have heard her pronunciation, because the written word does not do it justice. Despite her unique, [...]

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Virginia Winemakers Come For a Visit

Virginia Winemakers Come For a Visit

Recently Brian and I hosted a Signature French Wine Tasting with two friendly couples from Virginia, one of whom even owns their own vineyard called Democracy Vineyards. As you may have guessed from the winery’s name, Susan and Jim are both very much into politics (they used to work as lobbyists in Washington, DC). In [...]

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Student Tasting – Beaujolais Nouveau

Student Tasting – Beaujolais Nouveau

Brian and I just had our last student tasting for 2009. We led about 20 students through a flight of French wines.  We both love educating college students because they typically haven’t had much exposure to wine so they’re like blank slates!  We can get them started on a lifetime of tasting and enjoying great [...]

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