Provence

Despite living in the South-East of France, I'm not as near to Provence's vines as you might think. The vineyards nearest to me are in Nice's Bellet AOP, as well as across the Var in St Jeannet.

I've been working here since 1986, when rustic reds were the principal export - a far cry from today's rosés!

I'm currently writing an article on 2020's rosés for Decanter, as well as tasting over 200 wines for the Provence entry of my annual Rosé Report.

Stockinger barrels at Domaine de Trevallon

A look at one of the most important (and expensive!) components in the winemaking process

Aug 2019

The 2019 Coteaux Varois Tasting

Apr 2019

Rosé 2015 Tasting from Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence

May 2016

Tasting of Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015

Apr 2016

Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu Rosé 2015

Apr 2016

Rosé Pink and Azur Blue – the launch of a new brand for the Côte d’Azur

Apr 2016

A Bouquet of Tibouren Rosés

Provence's unique, traditional rosé grape variety

Mar 2016

The Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var

Aug 2015

Chez Bruno of Lorgues

Jul 2015

Rosé Wine for the Pool or Beach

Jul 2015

What's New at Château de Bellet

Jul 2015

Premium Rosé Tasting poshpinks15

May 2015

The 2014 rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence

Apr 2015

The sub-appellations of Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire

Apr 2015

2014 Rosé Wines from Coteaux-de-Aix

probably merge me with previous post

Apr 2015

2014 Rosé Wines from Provence in 2015 - part 1

Mar 2015

Provençal Carignan

Mar 2015

A Trio of Provencal Reds

Jan 2015

Galettes des Rois (king cakes) and the Nabatean Spice Route

Jan 2015

Vin Cuit Producers

please merge me with the previous blog post

Jan 2015

Christmas in Provence Vin Cuit and the 13 Desserts

Dec 2014

Tasting of IGP Alpes Maritimes wines

Hosted by ASNCAP at Chateau de Crémat, showcased the patchwork of burgeoning wine culture in the Alpes Maritimes.

May 2014

Winter Blues, Provençal Reds

Jan 2014

Maison du Midi, Lorgues

Sep 2013

Looking at the Rosé wines of Provence and Elsewhere

Jun 2013

Bellet 2012 vintage tasting

May 2013

Côteaux Varois en Provence 2013

Apr 2013

Pierrefeu-Côtes-de-Provence - a new sub-appellation

Mar 2013

Jewish Food in Provence

Dec 2012

Norwegian Beer on the Côte d'Azur

Nov 2012

The History of the Provençal Wine Bottle

Nov 2012

Vin Cuit

Nov 2012

Anything but Rosé Provencal Wine Traditions

Nov 2012

Roman Wine and the Grand Tour event at The Sir John Soane Museum

Apr 2012

Roman Wine at Mas de Tourelles and Glanum

My visit to a vineyard that makes wine the Roman way

Apr 2011