Articles by Susan Manfull

MILLÉSIME BIO 2018: MY THREE TAKEAWAYS FROM PROVENCE AND SOUTHERN RHÔNE TABLES

Millésime Bio 2018 opened their doors on January 29th to upwards of 3000 people. I was one of those people on that first day.

After last year’s venue switch to Marseille, the renowned organic wine fair returned to Montpellier, where it all began 25 years ago. Back then, a few organic wine producers from what was then called Languedoc-Roussillon got together to share their wines from the latest vintage and engender a little camaraderie. Since its inception in 1993, Millésime Bio has grown into a three-day global wine fair where, this year, close to 1000 organic producers from 15 different countries poured wine for a total of about 5700 people from around the world.

Despite Millésime Bio’s phenomenal growth in participation and attendance, its purpose remains the same: providing a venue for discussing and tasting organic wine, especially the latest vintage, in an amicable environment. I can attest that conversations flow as easily as the wine at this
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Provence Loses One of Its Biggest Fans: Peter Mayle Dies at Age 78

Peter Mayle, the British advertising executive and author of children’s books turned internationally-renowned author of books set in Provence, passed away early Thursday morning in a hospital in Provence. I learned that he was not well when I was in Provence this past summer, but it is unclear what caused his death at age 78. News sources have described it as a “brief illness.” He is survived by his wife, Jennie, with whom he moved
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Château Barbebelle’s Madeleine Herbeau Comes to New Hampshire

Madeleine Herbeau, for whom Château Barbebelle’s cuvée Madeleine rosé is named, is coming to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Sponsored by Top Terroir LLC, she will attend a tasting of her 2017 Cuvée Madeleine and Cuvée Héritage at Maison Navarre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Tuesday, January 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. On Thursday, January 25, she will be at the Top Terroir table at the 2018 Winter Wine Spectacular at the Radisson Hotel in
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