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Discover ‘Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living,’ at Home

The French Riviera. Cote d’Azur. Saint-Tropez. Cannes. They all evoke a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle of warm breezes and brilliant sun overlooking azur blue waters, glass in hand filled with a light-bodied, mouthwatering and fruity rosé. But this region of nearly 70,000 acres is much more than just sunny beaches and fruity wines. In the new book “Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living” the authors explain why in colorful detail and authentic recipes.

The Wines of Provence: Fifty Shades of Rosé

About this time every year, I emerge from winter’s cocoon with only one thought: sipping a glass of gossamer-hued, mouth-watering, fruity rosé from Provence. They’re light-bodied, crisp and fruity wines that are always dry. But what I discovered at a Provence Wine Council tasting in SF last week is that these wines can also show beautiful depth, expressiveness and even class that are unique to this region.

Rosé season is back!

This is the time of year when we start dreaming of spring peas, favas, asparagus and … rosé!   I tasted several of them …

The rise of rosé

US imports of rosé wines grew 42% for the twelve months ending April 2009 compared to 5% growth in the overall table …