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Tag Archives: Provence

• ‘On fire’ Rosé Ready for Upmarket Push

‘On fire’ Rosé Ready for Upmarket Push

Rosé is showing signs of a real opportunity to push into higher price points as this booming category wins over Champagne drinkers and finds listings at top restaurants. “The market now needs super-premium rosé,” insisted Gérard Bertrand, a Pays d’Oc producer whose own rosé range has been expanding significantly. Citing the example of Garrus, a […]

• Celeb Booze Watch: Ridley Scott To Launch Wine Label In UK

Celeb Booze Watch: Ridley Scott To Launch Wine Label In UK

Skinny Champagne founder Amanda Thomson is to launch a wine from film director Ridley Scott in the UK through Gerard Basset’s Hotel TerraVina. The wine comes from a domaine called Mas des Infermières within the Oppède commune in the Luberon AOP, which itself is situated in the Provence region of southeast France. Made from Grenache […]

• Raising the bar for Sonoma Syrah

Raising the bar for Sonoma Syrah

A former business partner of Kermit Lynch and ex-husband of chef Alice Waters has set his sights on realising Sonoma’s potential for top quality Syrah. Having produced the first harvest from his Sebastopol-based Baker Lane Vineyards back in 2004, winemaker and owner Stephen Singer now makes just 2,000 cases a year, split evenly between Syrah […]

• La Liquoristerie de Provence to launch grape-based vodka

La Liquoristerie de Provence to launch grape-based vodka

La Liquoristerie de Provence, a spirits manufacturer in France, will launch Vodka de Vigne, a grape-based vodka. According to the company, the new spirit is made from distilled French grapes, which the company plans to showcae during the annual Vinexpo in Bordeaux this month. The company claims that the grapes will provide the vodka a […]

• Randy Delivers! Don’t Miss This Silverlake Provence Wine Tasting

Randy Delivers! Don’t Miss This Silverlake Provence Wine Tasting

Once again, Randy Clement proves to be, not only crazy knowledgeable about the wines he talks about on these Sunday wine/food pairing tastings, but he is without peer as an entertaining storyteller who makes the people and places behind the wine come vividly to life. We learn about the winemakers picadilloes, family feuds, art behind […]

• Why I Hate Ordering Wine by the Glass

Why I Hate Ordering Wine by the Glass

Do the math. Think about where it’s been. The problem of pouring one at a time, and how to fix it. “Every wine drinker I know maintains at least one wine-related prejudice or another—whether he admits it or not. One friend, for example, abhors drinking white wine while another eschews all rosés (he has labeled […]