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It has been a week of Greek wine, Greek food and Greek people without having to leave the country. I spent the week organizing educational events about xinomavro, the grape...

Summer is well under way! The heat is here and hopefully you are keeping cool. As summer arrived, so did the 6th anniversary of Please The Palate! How did time...

This story originally appeared in the Napa Valley Register. #DrinkPink #ThinkPink #PinkWineMakesMeHappy #RoséTime #RoséAllDay #RoséEveryday – The hashtags for rosé wine abound! With summer here, the shelves are lined with various shades of pink.
Rosé is so refreshing, so delicious and the perfect wine to pair with just about anything. Rosé wines are made all over the world but the home of rosé is Provence, France. As the sun shines, the temperatures rise and I open a bottle of rosé, I recall my recent visit to Provence and to Chateau Gassier.
Provence is a large region in the southeast of France. There are three main AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) in Provence: Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Côteaux Varois and Côtes de Provence.