What a night! For over seven hours Cotignac was partying the night away in epic fashion. We loved all the pink-clad men and women, the groovy tunes by DJ Nick Boot (UK DJs Abroad) https://www.facebook.com/ukdjsabroad/, and all the top quality local rosé producers and the best of Mirabeau-en-Provence wine too. For three euros anyone could buy a glass with their choice of rosé wine (and get to take the souvenir glass home). Two euros topped the glass up. The ambiance and the decoration, the great wine and music combined really got everyone in such a good mood it was a joy to be part of! There were pink Italian sandwiches, hamburgers, shaved ice cream with water melon, and lots more in the name of food stands and food trucks too. Locals and tourists alike were all having a blast and the good vibes continued into the wee hours. La vie en rosé is alive and well in Cotignac!
In Correns and tucked in between the borders of Ponteves and Chateauvert, is the 600-plus hectares of forest and vineyards belonging to the understated beauty and high quality wine domaine of Saint Andrieu.
The lovely Mme Susan Huet, the Sales and Marketing representative, gave us a little tour of the grounds (about 4 km drive from the centre of Correns) and best of all, tastings of their 2015 rosés, reds, and whites. Continue reading Domaine Saint Andrieu
Welcome to the region that gave birth to Rosé wine more than 2,000 years ago!
So you wish to taste the wine in and around Cotignac but don’t know where to start? This article will give you best route to take. Continue reading Cotignac Wine Hopping (Tasting)
How does the delicious Provence rosé get bottled? Take a behind-the-scenes look with Mirabeau Wine. Continue reading Behind the scenes: bottling wine
At the bottom of Le Cours Gambetta, closest to the fountain (that is just butting against the old lavatoire) is Le Trois Marches restaurant, our favourite for grilled meats (like duck with honey), pizza, and fresh home made fries that’ll make any child or adult very happy. In fact, I go there just to eat these frites because they are next to extraordinary just by themselves! Continue reading Les Trois Marches Restaurant
I love a good rosé but sometimes feel like the world of oenology and viticulture is a too complicated collage of mystery and secrecy to ever feel knowledgeable enough about wine. I know I prefer a Pinot Noir to Cabernet, and Chablis to Sancerre but when I first arrived in the Var, I didn’t know much about how wine was really made.
Continue reading Mirabeau Wine Review