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Visiting Château de Bellet

Visiting Chateau de Bellet Cover

There have been a fair few changes up at Château de Bellet, in the hills of Nice, over the past few years.

The vineyard, so synonymous with the appellation itself, boasts a history dating centuries and a winemaking tradition passed down through the generations of Barons of Bellet who have called the château home.

Yet in 2012 the property was sold, along with neighbouring Bellet vineyard, Les Côteaux de Bellet, to La Française Real Estate Managers (REM), a large management company with a wide scope of interests, including wine. Continue Reading…

Var Wine, Wine

Five Lesser-Known Provence Wine Appellations


Last week we went on a road trip, down past the Camargue and the coastal towns of Sète and Marseillan, where Provence meets France’s other Mediterranean coast, the Langudoc-Rousillon. As we left the Alpes-Maritimes and crossed through the Var and then the Bouches-du-Rhône, three of the six departments that comprise the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, I thought about how much of this huge stretch of land we’d driven through was dominated by vineyards. Continue Reading…

What's On, Wine

Upcoming Event: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants

Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants
& Five Tips to Make the Most of It

The Acropolis is the place to be this weekend!

The Nice Acropolis, to be precise. I’m very excited! One of the region’s best wine events just happens to be on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is a great way to kick start all your good wine resolutions for the year (such as drinking more wine from Alsace – definitely one of mine) as well as offering an excuse break any non-drinking resolutions which may still be floating around from the new year. It is February, after all! Continue Reading…

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