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Carpentras: Grenache Bistro – A Jazzy Wine Shop and Wine Bar for Honing Your Palate on Rhone Valley Vintages

At Le Bistro Grenache in Carpentras, the simpatico owner / sommelier Christian-Paul Peyron knows how to liven up a set, having worked as a location and set manager in the French film industry. For the evening of International Grenache Day on … Continue reading

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Avignon: Mirthful July Evenings of Tasting Sublime Côtes du Rhônes at a Secluded Open Air Wine Bar

The Southern Rhone’s biggest nightly pour in July: for four hours nearly every evening this month you can satiate your palate with a variety of quality Côtes du Rhône wines while quieting your appetite with some eerily delicious charcuterie and … Continue reading

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Tarascon: “MEO” – A Smart Wine Bar With Gastronomic Flair For All Seasons

 “I have seen again for a glimpse, from a swift train, Beaucaire with the beautiful white tower, Tarascon with the square castle, the great Rhône, the immense stretches of the Crau.” Ford Maddox Ford, The Good Soldier On his Blackberry … Continue reading

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Carpentras: Chez Serge is a Mecca for Wine Lovers

Along the wine trails of connoisseurs in search of Southern Rhone wines, Chez Serge in Carpentras is legend.  When sommelier Serge Ghoukassian opened his eponymous spot as a pizza and wine joint in 1986, it was a heady time when … Continue reading

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Cairanne: Le Tourne au Verre, a Snappy Winemakers Wine Bar

In the Southern Rhone, Cairanne rings cherries, dark cherries that is for its terrific AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages ruby-colored Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah blends from a region where wine has been vinifed for over 300 years. Lacking the quaint … Continue reading

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Best of ’11 Provence Wine Bars: Caveau de la Tour de L’Isle and Le Tourne au Verre

Caveau de la Tour de L’Isle: L’Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue Stéphane et Janique Fina run this jewel of a wine bar in the center of L’Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue. Walk inside past the cheese counter and the racks of bottles, and you drift back into a … Continue reading

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L’Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue: Tastings at Wine Bar Ledixsept Place Au Vin

There is something about the new wine bar Ledixsept Place au Vin in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue that is straightaway cheerful. Like the moment you arrive you recognize the cheerful faces of faithful companions: the wine labels of your fave wineries. Last Monday … Continue reading

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L’Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue: Wine Bar Perfect

Where to begin?  Grab a chair at a sidewalk table. Order a glass of Chateauneuf Du Pape  “Chante Cigale,” a sublime white wine, and before the pour you notice the fine glassware that has been set down at your table. … Continue reading

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