Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Brangelina Strikes Gold, Again
Normal service returns here at A Taste of Provence after a brisk but fabulous two-week break in Mexico, and there's a ton of news to catch up with. First off, we learn that Miraval rosé, the celebrity wine curated by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at their Provence estate, has just won yet more accolades. After rave reviews for the couple's maiden, 2012 vintage, the second, 2013 wine - which goes on sale this week - has been acclaimed in equally glowing terms ("charmingly pretty"... "a mouthwatering finish") in Decanter magazine. Click here to read more