Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence

Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

A Comfortable Pour

I live in the deep Southwest of the United States. Just minutes from the Mexican border, we are so fortunate enjoy the cultural and culinary celebrations of our beloved neighbors. For those of you who see the news that this is the Wild, Wild West, rife with vigilantes and gun-toting grannies, think again. Sometimes, the wildest thing we do is add chipotle chile to our mashed potatoes! Tucson is a welcoming city with amazing cross-cultural celebrations.

Like today’s food and wine pairing... we have a beautiful, blushing bottle from Château Barbebelle - their Héritage Rosé, 2018. The Château recommends this wine for l’apéro, or to accompany your dinner - perhaps beef carpaccio, ceviche, or pork tenderloin. From that, you can see that the wine is versatile, but I wanted to push the limits a bit.

I opted to celebrate our flavors of the Southwest and México, and serve our guests a chile, chocolate, and cinnamon-rubbed pork tenderloin with chipotle-mashed sweet potatoes and grilled spring onions. For the recipes, head over to...
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Madeleine Herbeau of Château Barbebelle Visits New England

Madeleine Herbeau of Château Barbebelle in Provence dropped by Portsmouth, and PWZ rendezvoused with her and Top Terroir importer, Jacques Navarre, over lunch at La Maison Navarre.

You can catch up with her today, Sunday April 7, at the MN Wine Bar (in La Maison Navarre in downtown Portsmouth, NH) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and taste her award-winning...
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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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