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Complete Guide to Provençal Cuisine

The region of Provence in southeastern France has so much to love: the French Riviera, lavender fields, epic landscapes and the Provençal Cuisine

The Architecture of Puglia: Trulli

Get to Know the Architecture of Puglia: Trulli

Puglia: It’s the heel of Italy’s boot. A lesser-known, sunny region and a growing wine destination (think dark, rustic Primitivo). It’s the birthplace of orecchiette pasta. And, of course, Puglia is also home to the famed trulli buildings. We’ve already covered a lot about the Apulian food and wine scene in some of our past…

Top Picks for Rhône Valley Wine

Top Picks for Rhône Valley Wine

Southern France’s Rhône Valley has long been synonymous with wine culture- think thousands of years, not just hundreds. While the first wine grapes were planted in France sometime during the 4th century B.C. and brought in by the Greeks, it’s the Romans we have to thank for the incredible quality and diversity of the Rhône…


7 Things to See and Do in Alsace

Home to the oldest wine trail in France, cathedrals with exceptional heights, and a cuisine that melds French and German flavors, Alsace is a region of variety and charm. This region in eastern France has strong ties to Christmas (trees were first decorated for the holy holiday here), but Alsace is truly a year-long destination.…


Exploring Spain’s Catalonia Region: Girona Travel Guide

Being only a 40 minute high-speed train ride away from Barcelona, it’s no wonder so many travelers to Spain’s Catalonia region loop in a trip to Girona. But! We don’t want you to get the wrong idea. On its own, Girona is a destination worth traveling to and not an afterthought at all. This small…


Petanque – A Provencal Ballgame with an Interesting Past

In Provence, the sociable boule game of Petanque — similar to British lawn bowling and Bocce from Italy — is a popular pastime with an interesting history.

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5 Puglia Wines We Love

When it comes to wines from Puglia, the reigning varietals are fruit forward and red. Read on to discover five Puglia wines we love and the stories behind them.

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Visit Colmar – The Capital of Alsatian Wine

With its many fruitful vineyards, world-renowned winemakers, authority in wine-regulating organizations, and plenty of Alsatian wine events and festivals, it’s no wonder why Colmar is considered the capital of Alsatian wines.


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