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Tavel: L’Auberge de Tavel is a Refined Culinary Time You Will Want to Do Again; Take In As Well World Class Rosé Wines

 Plat: Bass with Little Vegetables at L’Auberge de Tavel A major advantage for any wine enthusiast visiting an appellation in the Southern Rhone is to have a ‘point de chute’ (a landing place) from which to nourish the body and … Continue reading

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Talking Rosé: A Lighter Shade of Pale is in Vogue (Tendance) in Provence. With a Little Help of a Clay Discovered in Montana.

A prefigurement of the rage for rosé wine in the states were the hundreds of drained bottles of Domaine Ott that found there way to the morning trash bins of Eurotrash boites in New York City in the mid-90’s. The … Continue reading

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Changing Colors of Rose: Provence Wine Council (CIVP) Femininizes a Brand Image. The Lipstick Factor?

Rosé is the carefree wine that you are preconditioned to order and enjoy as the typical Provencal aperitif. At first sip, everyone approves of whatever rosé is poured into his or her glass. This is a nearly universal phenomenon: a … Continue reading

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Rosé Is the Typical Provencal Aperitif, as You Have Been Told: 5 Estates and 4 Co-ops

“…the tourists occupying, by prearrangement, all the tables at a sidewalk cafe and drinking rosé, which they have been told is a typical Provencal aperitif.” Adapted excerpt from “La Bella Lingua” By John Cheever In the Cheever quotation, rosé replaced … Continue reading

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Provence Summer Pairing: Simple is As Simple Can – Tomato Tart with a Vacqueryas Rosé

There is pleasure in the predicable: visiting a castle in Ireland a pig scampers across the hallway; sipping bitter served lukewarm at a London pub, or relaxing in Provence at “l’heure d’apéro,” the late afternoon early evening tradition of taking … Continue reading

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NINE NUANCED COLORS OF ROSÉ, THE TYPICAL DRINK AT “L’HEURE DE L’APÉRO” IN PROVENCE

Under the sun-dappled skies of Provence, rosé is the carefree wine that you are preconditioned to order and enjoy. At first sip, everyone approves of whatever rosé is poured into his or her glass. This is a nearly universal phenomena: … Continue reading

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A ROSÉ IS A ROSÉ IS A ROSÉ

“…the tourists occupying, by prearrangement, all the tables at a sidewalk cafe and drinking rosé, which they have been told is a typical Provencal aperitif.” Adapted excerpt from “La Bella Lingua” By John Cheever In the Cheever quotation, rosé replaced … Continue reading

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