Provence Wines

CHÂTEAU PEYRASSOL: THE MARC OF SUCCESS

We had a blizzard last this week. Winds were whipping across our house and, at times, it seemed through our early 18th-century home. The day-long storm dumped about a foot of snow by the time it was all over. Temperatures were way below freezing (hovering around 8°F/-13°C during the day) for several days before this historically late snow storm. Several inches of snow still blanket the ground but, as I write this post, the sky has evolved from various shades of grey into a baby blue with gorgeous pink and purple tinted clouds, the kind Maxfield Parrish might have painted in the last years of his life here in New Hampshire. It’s not your traditional rosé weather (although I will confess to opening more than a few bottles nonetheless…they chill well in the snow, requiring just a few minutes to reach the perfect
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Musings of a Wine Maven

Something Corked about Wine Spectator’s Best Value 2016 Wines From Provence

Earlier this month I spent a considerable amount of time perusing the new issue of Wine Spectator (Jan. 31 – Feb. 28, 2017). I love lists, and this edition's cover caught my attention with its bold text proclaiming “Ultimate Values: 1,236 Wines 90+/ $30 or Less.” I was in the local bagel shop at the time and errands begged to be done which limited my taking the time then to go through their winners from beginning to end. But what did draw me in immediately was that of the eleven wines from Provence that made the cut, six were rosés.

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