Lourmarin

A BARREL TASTING AT THE TARDIEU – LAURENT CELLARS

Tardieu–Laurent is one of the premiere négociants in the Rhône Valley, and their cellars happen to be located in our favorite village Lourmarin. I began to hear about them soon after we discovered Lourmarin in the late-1990s, a few years after Michel Tardieu and Dominique Laurent
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LOOKING FOR WINE IN THE LUBERON

With so many reasons to visit Provence’s Luberon, it’s hard to choose just one to sit at the top of the list. There’s the sunshine, the lighting, the laid-back lifestyle, the Roman ruins, the bories, the hiking, the biking, the fêtes, the markets, the food, the
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ROSÉ, WHITE, AND BLUE ON BASTILLE DAY

Yesterday was Bastille Day. I know I should have been thinking red, white and blue—thick swaths of each color—as I arranged our small French Tricolors around the dinner table, listened to French CDs, chopped fennel, onion and parsley for our soupe de poisons aux
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JE SUIS DANS LE PASTIS!

Ahhhh, Pastis….The sweet scent of anise wafts from the tall heavy-bottomed glasses on our tiny table in Café Gaby. Memories of a subtle licorice flavor laced with fragrant herbs are called forth. Our thirsts on this very warm late August day will soon be
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