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Pomelkophile?

If you don’t know what a « pomelkophile » is in french, go to Ménerbes! Domaine de la Citadelle with its amazing private collection of 1,000 corkscrews will bring this back to mind.

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Grape-picking enthusiasts, grab your shears!

The summer is over. It’s time for the to-ing and fro-ing of grape-pickers and tractors wending their way backwards and forwards, from cellar to vineyards. Although there’s a lovely, friendly atmosphere, grape-picking is also genuinely hard work. It’s not always fun, particularly at the end of the day, when you’ve been bent double since early morning, labouring under a blazing sun. But don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you try this!

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Artworks related to winemaking

Privileging quality over quantity, Château Turcan, a family winemaking estate founded in 1860 has only a small-scale production. It does, however, have a major museum on winemaking! Over 3,000 objects, some true works of art, illustrate the skills required for growing grapes and winemaking in 1,300m² exhibition space, with an area dedicated to wine presses; you will suddenly feel very, very small. Something to be seen in Ansouis, in the Luberon…

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Back to school: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine School

For the last few years the Mouriesse wine laboratory in Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been developing wine tasting workshops for individuals and wine enthusiasts of all levels. Perfect for shattering the myths surrounding wine tasting; you will finally be able to find the words and know what to look out for when tasting a good wine or even an average wine. I slipped into an introductory workshop with a few beginners, to see if we could get away with telling the wine maker “This one’s got legs!” without being politely shown the door.

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CHÂTEAU LA DORGONNE, AN AUTHENTIC AND “BIOACTIVE” WINERY…

The Château de la Dorgonne winery is an unfolding tale of humans and respect for nature.
In 1999, the winery was abandoned, and everything was in need of rebuilding. But that was a minor glitch, for the site itself was exceptional, and the new owner Bauduin Parmentier could imagine a bright future for the property.
The Château de la Dorgonne winery was thus born in the Luberon…

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« Millévin » A festive celebration throughout the Côtes du Rhône to explore the primeur wines and other Cotes du Rhone vintages

Hear ye, hear ye, the wine growers are coming to Avignon on the third Thursday of November! Adorned in their finery, carrying their coloured banners, the numerous Rhône valley wine confraternities assemble in Millevin every year to celebrate their en primeur wines, Bacchus and wine, in general – in moderation, of course.

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