Les Baux de Provence


So you want to add a little French flair to this quintessentially American meal? But a wave of anxiety engulfed you when you remembered that seven years ago, UNESCO deemed French gastronomy to be "a world intangible heritage." The French just know how to do it. They invented the art of the table. How to set the table, how to arrange the place setting (because every plate, glass, and piece of silverware has its own place on a French table), and where in the world does one park that napkin? (Never in the shape of a turkey peering up at the guest.) Then, there’s their renowned cuisine and legendary wines and—mon dieu—the task of pairing the food and wine. It’s enough to make one reach for a Xanax before the meal even starts. But, don’t. Provence WineZine can help...

Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

When in Paris…

Mark and I spent the week of Christmas in Paris. We found a really beautiful one-bedroom flat in our favorite neighborhood - the Marais.

This pairing was a really lucky guess on my part. I had already chosen the menu for the Christmas dinner we would be having and had shopped for the ingredients at the contiguous Marché Beauvau and Marché d'Aligré - markets I highly recommend!

I popped into a wine store about 50 paces from our apartment to choose a wine and asked what wines they had from Provence; aside from a nice
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