Provence Wines Paint So. Calif: Bristol Farms & Vendome have Wine Samplings This Week!
Looking for something new to drink? Lighter than cocktails and a big right turn from beer? I certainly have been and been going the wine route trying whites, reds and even some amazing rose’ wines. For those here in So. California you have an opportunity starting today to hit select Bristol Farms stores and also the Vendome Wine & Spirits store in LA to test-drive some great wines from Provence. Yes.. that’s right, FRENCH wines here for you to taste and buy to take home to serve with dinner, share with guests and give as gifts.
Complimentary tastings of dry rosé wines from Provence at four Los Angeles wine retail shops
WHEN AND WHERE
August 17 4-7 pm Bristol Farms, 1570 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach
August 18 6-9 pm Vendome Wines & Spirits, 9153 West Olympic Boulevard, Beverly Hills
August 21 12 noon-3 pm Bristol Farms, 810 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach
August 24 4-7 pm Bristol Farms, 9039 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood
The Côtes de Provence Appellation d’Origine Controlee (AOC) is the largest appellation in Provence, with boundaries reaching from the alpine hills of the north to Saint-Tropez on the southern coast, and extending west to Aix-en-Provence. It encompasses several winegrowing areas, each with geographical features that give the wines distinct personalities. This AOC accounts for 75 percent of all wine produced in Provence, with 84 percent of production being rosé. The name Côtes de Provence was a used for the first time in 1895, and the area was granted AOC status in 1977. As the best-known appellation in Provence, Côtes de Provence is known internationally as the source of the world’s greatest rosé wines.
The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP), known in the United States as the Provence Wine Council, is an organization representing more than 600 Provence wine producers and 72 trade companies. Its mission is to promote and advance the wines of the Provence region of France. The organization’s members together produce 95 percent of Provence’s Appellation d’Origine Controlee (AOC) wines. For a complete photo library and detailed information on the wines of Provence,
Hit one (or more) of these great stores and start sipping! Make sure you take home a bottle or two (or more!) for guests and yourself. It’s summer and this is the perfect time to be getting these great wines. They won’t last long in stores, so do plan ahead for gifting and what you might want a month or two from now.
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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