The crusty red iron-rich soils of Jas d'esclans an example of the great variation of soil types in Provence Final Part of the Provence wine series. Many wines tasted with personal opinions. I believe that to end the Provence series, it is worth mentioning about the Fréjus Appellation, which is another sub-appellation of the Côtes de Provence and an AOC 80km from Nice, a city that used to be under the Regent of Italy along with Savoie. I was ... read more >
At the base of Sainte-Victoire at Domaine de Saint-Ser Sainte-Victoire - a Gem of the Côte de Provence Part 4 of the Provence wine series There is no doubt in my mind that the Côte de Provence produces some of the best Rosés in the world especially this sub-appellation of Sainte-Victoire where the Mountain of Sainte-Victoire (over 1000m in height) provides a sort of rain shelter for the vines. ... read more >
The old vines of Cassis Part 3 of the Provence wine series The history of Cassis goes back to 2600 years when the first vines were being planted by the Romans. Cassis is one of those AOCs in France that needs more promotion overseas from wine lovers. ... read more >
The canes of the goblet are so straight that disease is hardly an issue Part 2 of the Provence wine series Provence is a land with 300 days of sun, little rain, low humidity and a low Mediterranean climate with ocean influence. ... read more >
Your typical provencial markets  Imagine them now with rose wines Thoughts about Rosé. An introduction to Provence. Part 1 of the series. The south of France holds many surprises. Firstly, I must confess that I was a rosé skeptic. Throughout my nine years of wine tasting, I admit that I never considered rosé to be a wine style that should be taken seriously. ... read more >