Chateau Miraval – Rosé for grown-ups

Brad Pitt Wine Provence guru gives its view on the new Brad Pitt Wine - Chateau Miraval So last week the Pitt-Jolies released their latest rosé and according to the Chateau Miraval website it has already sold...

Wine: Dating the ‘devil’

Provence wine  Jamie Ivey continues his adventures in Provence wine, with a visit to Laurent Tardeieu a 'devil' negociant. My adventure in wine started 8 years ago now in a Parisian restaurant called Juvenile...

Wine – Anything but a good year….

Provence wine Provence wine - vintage verdict There’s a myth circulating at the moment that 2013 will be a good year for wine. Everyone agrees the weather conditions were difficult:- a wet spring and a cool b...

Wine: On xenophobia

One of the few hardships about living in Provence is the lack of ‘foreign’ wines available to taste.  And I’m not talking Italian, Spanish, or Australian. The Provencal famously think of a ‘foreigner’ as somebo...

Wine: Chateau Mauconseil

Provence wine Jamie Ivey's adventures in Provence wine continue with a visit to Chateau Mauconseil Years ago I was asked to write an article for food and wine magazine about high end Italian vineyards opening...

Wine: Chasing the dream

Provence wine Provence wine: At the beginning of this year William Chase of Tyrrell’s crisp fame purchased French vineyard for sale, Chateau Constantine Chevalier just outside Lourmarin. However, Provençal vi...