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Wine Utopia discovered in the Luberon

Provence Wine - Bastide du Claux, Luberon Ever enthusiastic our wine critic Perestrello Geller seeks out the best Provence wine. I've been known to bore people with descriptions of my perfect vineyard. The wi...

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 Tasting in Provence: Chateau Simone

There's this thing about wine/, tasting it, drinking a glass is meant to be a shared experience. Visiting a vineyard can be an intimate occasion when you get to crumble the soil between your fingers and hear th...