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Exploring AOC Costières de Nimes, Rhône Valley

Exploring AOC Costières de Nimes, Rhône Valley
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Costières de Nîmes was a pleasant discovery for us, far from the more heavily visited areas of Provence to the east. The Rhône Valley’s southernmost wine region sits on a plateau that stretches north from the Camargue delta region 50 kilometers to the south. From some hilltop vineyards, one can see Arles and an outline of the Frank Gehry-designed The Luma Arts Foundation complex, which has turned that ancient Roman city in Provence into a contemporary arts destination. Vines have been cultivated in Costières de Nimes since the days of Ancient Greece. The area was also occupied by the Romans […]

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Lavender Fields Forever: Sipping Luberon Rosé in the Rhône Valley

Lavender Fields Forever: Sipping Luberon Rosé in the Rhône Valley
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When July rolls around we’re longing for Provence and the chance to see first-hand the lavender fields in bloom. It’s still on our bucket list; we are not there, yet, despite having spent many lazy, late summer days visiting friends with a house in the Luberon, usually end of August. But we did have the chance to visit the Luberon in May for a wine tour of  the southern Rhône Valley.  The weather was warm and dry, and the buses of tourists were still thankfully sparse. May is a great time to visit before the summer crowds descend. While no […]

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Sipping with Susana Balbo, Argentina’s First Woman Winemaker

Sipping with Susana Balbo, Argentina's First Woman Winemaker
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Susana Balbo, Founder of Susana Balbo Wines, has a career history of firsts: The first Argentinian female winemaker, first Argentinean woman to become a global wine consultant and first Latin American woman to chair the W20 Summit. She has served as a member of Argentina’s parliament representing the Mendoza region, and she served three terms as President of Wines of Argentina during which time Argentinian wines gained global recognition and achieved record export growth. Balbo believes to lead is to set an example for future generations. Interestingly, her original dream to study abroad and become a nuclear physicist in the […]

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