Côtes de Provence

IS ROSÉ A SERIOUS WINE? LVMH INVESTMENT IN CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS SUGGESTS IT CAN BE

I posed that question in an article by the same name few years ago. Relying heavily on the high end of the continuum of rosés from the portfolio of Sacha Lichine’s Château d’Esclans in Côtes-de-Provence, I put forth eight main reasons why rosé is indeed a serious wine.

Last week, Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE), the world’s leading luxury products group, provided...
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MY DAY AT WINE PARIS 2019

Paris has long been known as the City of Light and the City of Love. Now, it might also lay claim to the title “City of Wine.” From the 11th through 13th of February, 26,700 wine professionals were drawn to the capital city for the inaugural Wine Paris event...
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Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

The Salt of the Sea

Today’s tasting may be the most unusual I have done. It is a wine that, if blindfolded when tasted, would not have said “rosé” to me, although it wouldn’t have said red or white, either. It has none of the traditional red fruits associated with rosé, nor its distinct floral aromas. On the nose, it is briny...
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Provence in a Can – Pure Inspiration

As craft beer brewers have demonstrated, cans are cool. Gone is their "dad's beer" reputation. Cans are environmentally friendly, cheap, provide superb protection, and can go where bottles dare not tread. And, because they offer more surface area than a bottle label, cans provide an artist's pallet for creative...
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