Where We've Been
Provence in the City 2015 (March 2-5)

  • New York: Trade and media tasting of  65 wines, plus a wine seminar featuring Dustin Wilson, MS and Valerie Lelong -- at Humphrey NYC/Eventi Hotel.
  • San Francisco: Trade and media tasting of wines from 28 wineries, plus a wine seminar featuring Eric Entrikin, MS and Valerie Lelong -- at One Market Restaurant. Pairing dishes by Chef Mark Dommen.
  • Los Angeles: Trade and media tasting of wines from 27 wineries, plus a wine seminar featuring Steven Poe, MS and Valerie Lelong -- at the rooftop of the l'Ermitage Hotel.
Windy City Wine Festival 2014 (September 5-6, 2014)
Wines of Provence poured rosé wines from seven producers at this popular open-air festival in Chicago's Grant Park. Featured Provence wines:

- Château d’Esclans Rosé 2013
- Château de Saint Martin, Grande Réserve Rosé 2013
- Château La Coste, Bellugue Rosé 2013
- Château La Gordonne, La Chapelle Gordonne Rosé 2013
- Gassier en Provence, Sables d’Azur Rosé 2013
- Hecht & Bannier, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013
- Maison Saint Aix, AIX Rosé 2013


Provence Food and Wine: A Wine-Tasting and Book-Signing Event @ City Winery Chicago (September 4, 2014)
An evening of wine tasting and food pairing, held in conjunction with the release of a new book by Viktorija Todorovska and François Millo, Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living. Featured producers:
- Barton & Guestier
- Château de Berne
- Château de Saint Martin
- Caves d'Esclans
- Hecht & Bannier 
- Maison Saint Aix 

French-American Chamber of Commerce European Networking Event @ Ligne Roset, San Francisco (August 28, 2014)
A European networking event organized cooperatively by several European associations, with wine sponsorship by Wines of Provence. The event encourages business professionals to mingle with colleagues from more than a dozen European countries.
Provence Food and Wine Dinner @ Glunz Tavern, Chicago, IL (August 27, 2014)
A unique five-course dinner inspired by recipes from the newly released book Provence Food and Wine by authors Viktorija Todorovska and François Millo.

La Nuit En Rosé (The Pink Night), New York City (June 13-14, 2014)
A cocktail-style tasting event featuring some of the world's finest rosé wines, held on a private yacht on the Hudson River. Tickets were sold for four separate cruising times. 

Provence Food and Wine Dinner @ OCabanon Restaurant (June 12, 2014)
Cheslea, NY: A unique dinner featuring a specially prepared prix fixe menu of Provençal favorites inspired by recipes from the newly released book Provence Food and Wine.

Provence Food and Wine: A Cooking Class @ Home Cooking New York (June 11, 2014)
New York, NY: A cooking class held in conjunction with the release of a new book by Viktorija Todorovska and François Millo, Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living.  

Nantucket Wine Festival (May 17-18, 2014)
Provence producers participated in the grand tastings on Saturday and Sunday. Featured wines are available from the following area retailers and restaurants:

1. Barton & Guestier Côtes de Provence Rosé
Le Languedoc Inn & Bistro -- Nantucket, MA

2. Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé
Epernay -- Nantucket, MA
Yankee -- Sturbridge, MA

3. Château Saint Pierre, Cuvée Tradition Rosé
KH&H Liquors at Costco -- Dedham, MA
Foley's Liquors -- Brookline, MA
Brighton Gourmet -- Brighton, MA
Mr. K's  Liquors -- Chestnut Hill, MA
Concord Cheese Shop -- Concord, MA
Urban Grape -- Chestnut Hill, MA and Boston, MA (South End)

Pebble Beach Food & Wine (April 10-13, 2014)
Provence wine producers participated in the Lexus Grand Tastings and in the "Summertime Pairings with Anthony Giglio" seminar. Featured wines are available from the following California retailers and restaurants:

1. Gassier en Provence - Sables d'Azur Côtes de Provence Rosé

Albertsons (Paso Robles)
Back Bay Liquor Inc. (Costa Mesa)
Beverages & More (Manhattan Beach, Studio City, Santa Barbara, Encino, Los Angeles, San Diego, Van Nuys, Chino Hills)
Boccatos Market (Hermosas Beach)
Colony House Liquor (Malibu)
Dans Wine Shop (Palm Desert)
Fireside Cellars (Santa Monica)
Gourmet Market and Spirits (Los Angeles)
House of Spirits Liquor (Los Angeles)
Jensens (Palm Springs)
Ojai Beverage Co. (Ojai)
Palm Springs Liquor (Palm Springs)
Roma Italian Grocery (Pasadena)
Sprouts (Culver City, La Quinta)
Vendome Wine and Spirits (Studio City)
Vicente Foods (W. Los Angeles)
Vons (Montecity, Hermosa Beach, Pasadena, Newport Beach, West Hollywood)
Whole Foods (Long Beach, La Jolla, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Glendale, Venice)

2. Domaine Sainte Marie - Vievite Côtes de Provence Rosé

Hi Time Wines
Whole Foods Market

3. Domaine de Saint Ser - Saint Ser Prestige Côtes de Provence Rosé

Whole Foods Markets
The Wine Club
Best Wines Online
Wally's Wines and Spirits
Hi Times Wine Cellars
Sunshine Foods
Big John's Market
Milton Road

4. Famille Sumeire Vignerons en Provence - Château l'Afrique Côtes de Provence Rosé

Bacchus Wine Market (San Diego)
Best Wines Online (Corona)
Bob's Market (Ocean Park)
Cask (San Francisco)
Colorado Wine Company (Los Angeles)
Desert Wines & Spirits (Palm Springs)
Draeger's Market (Los Altos and Blackhawk)
Everson Royce (Pasadena)
Hi Time Wine Cellars (Newport Beach)
K&L Wine Merchants (San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood)
Les Marchands (Santa Barbara)
Mission Wines (South Pasadena)
Paradise Pantry (Ventura)
Silverlake Wine Company (Los Angeles)
The Bea's Knees (Pasadena)
The Cheese Store (Beverly Hills)
The Jug Shop (San Francisco)
The Little Next Door (Los Angeles)
The Wine House (Los Angeles)
Vintage Shoppe (Manhattan Beach)

5. Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé

Arlequin Wine Merchant
Ruby Wine
The Wine Club

6. Château d'Esclans - Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé

Northern California: Gamine, Balboa Café, Le Garage, Café de la Presse, Perry's, Sam's Anchor Café, Amelie, Matrix Fillmore Nightclub, L'Appart, The Brixton, Piperade, The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus, Grand Café Monaco Hotel, Café Rustica, Redford, Main Street Wine Bar, Four Seasons, Woodlands Café, Itaba, Victoria Inn

Southern California: Soho House West Hollywood, Chateau Marmont Hotel, Bouchon, Peninsula Hotel, The Ivy, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Mauro's Café, Paradise Cove, Four Seasons Biltmore, Boa, The Viceroy Palms Springs, Taste Restaurant, Il Piccolino, Joan's on Third, Bacara Resort, La Cecconi's, 4/4, Eddie V's, Stonehaus, Big Canyon Country Club, Hotel Sofitel

7. Domaine Sorin - Tradition Côtes de Provence Red

Andronico's Markets
Whole Foods Markets
Farmstead Markets (Oakland/Alameda)
Rainbow Grocery (San Francisco)
Canyon Market (San Francisco)
Robert's Markets (Redwood City/Portola Valley)
Vendome Wines (Studio City)
Wine Exchange (Orange)

8. Château du Rouët - Réservée Tradition Côtes de Provence Rosé

Bristol Farms (Southern California)
K&L Wine Merchants (throughout California)
Whole Foods Markets (Northern California)
Wine House (throughout California)


Provence in the City 2014 (March 3-10)

  • Boston: Trade and media tasting of wines from 23 wineries, plus a wine seminar featuring Michael Meagher and Viktoria Todorovska -- at Island Creek Oyster Bar/Commonwealth Hotel. Pairing dishes by Chef Jeremy Sewell.
  • Chicago: Trade and media tasting of wines from 21 wineries, plus a wine seminar featuring Viktoria Todorovska and Francois Millo -- at the Pump Room/Public Hotel. Pairing dishes by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
  • San Francisco: Trade and media tasting of wines from 21 wineries, plus a wine seminar featuring Eric Entrikin, MS, and Viktoria Todorovska -- at the Plant Cafe Organic. Pairing dishes by Chef Sascha Weiss.
  • New York: Media luncheon/seminar and tasting of wines from 33 wineries at the Lafayette Grand Cafe. Pairing dishes by Chef Andrew Carmellini. Presentation by Viktoria Todorovska and Francois Millo.

Provence in the City 2013

  • Chicago: The first-ever presentation of the celebrated wines of Provence in Chicago, with 25 wineries pouring some of the finest rosé, red, and white wines of Provence. Paired with a special selection of foods from award-winning chef Paul Virant of Perennial Virant.
  • New York:The year’s largest presentation of the celebrated wines of Provence in the U.S. -- 30 Provence wineries pouring some of the finest rosé, red, and white wines of Provence, paired wtih a special selection of flavorful foods from executive chef and Provence native Florian Hugo of Brasserie Cognac.

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Côtes de Provence On-Premise Wine Promotion Challenge - Fall/Winter 2012
In this inaugural wine promotion challenge, sommeliers and general managers working in a U.S. restaurant were invited to enter to win a trip to Provence for two. The winning entrant was selected based on the innovation and effectiveness of the on-premise program in promoting the wines of AOC Côtes de Provence in pairings with international cuisine or traditional holiday fare. 

DC Media Pairing Dinner, November 2012
The marriage of Provence rosé and contemporary Indian food was featured in a fall/winter pairing series hosted by the acclaimed Rasika West End restaurant in Washington, D.C. The series began Nov. 13 with a six-course pairing dinner for media. The pairings were replicated in consumer dinners hosted throughout November and December.

Sommelier Seminars, October 2012
Vins de Provence and the Guild of Sommeliers teamed up to offer a Provence wine seminar for restaurant sommeliers and wine enthusiasts. Participants tasted approximately 10 Provence wines – rosés, reds, and whites – available in their local market and learned about the region’s history, terroir, climate, and grapes. The two-hour seminar was offered in Los Angeles; Washington, DC; and New York City. More locations will be added in 2013.

James Beard Foundation Awards Reception 2012
Vins de Provence participated in the James Beard Foundation Awards gala in New York for the second straight year. This reception, attended by 1,800 industry VIPs, celebrates nominees and winners of the “highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America.” 

Provence in the City / Provence Tasting Tour 2012
In our fourth annual tasting series, more than 40 Provence producers poured their top rosé, red, and white wines at a series of exclusive Vins de Provence U.S. tasting-and-pairing events in six cities:

  • Miami
  • New York
  • Washington, DC
  • Boston
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

Provence Rosé on WUSA9 TV
Former White House chef Patrice Olivon, a Provence native, presented Thanksgiving rosé-pairing ideas on WUSA 9 in Washington, D.C., on the Nov. 14, 2011, noontime news show.

Boulud Sud's Fashion Week Promotion
Chef Daniel Boulud launched lunch service at his chic Boulud Sud restaurant during New York's Fashion Week in September 2011 with a Provence rosé by-the-glass promotion.

Newport WineFest 2011
Côtes de Provence producers poured their iconic rosés at four grand tasting sessions at New England’s largest outdoor wine and food festival in August.

2011 Restaurant Summer Tasting Series 
Fig & Olive -- Meatpacking (NYC) and Melrose Place (LA)
Navy Beach Restaurant (Montauk, NY)
Pinot Provence (Costa Mesa, CA)

"The Dry Pink" 2011 Retail Summer Tasting Series
Dozens of Provence rose tastings in premier retail wine shops across Southern California, New York/the Hamptons, and Boston/Cape and Islands.

Bastille Day on 60th Street, NYC
Vins de Provence was the exclusive wine sponsor for the 2011 Bastille Day on 60th Street, the oldest and largest Bastille Day festival in New York City. The afternoon event, which attracts up to 25,000 annually, is presented by the French Institute Alliance Française. Vins de Provence offered visitors four opportunities, including a wine tasting and a sensory challenge, which invited festival-goers to experience an array of Provence rosé wines using all five senses.

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
Vins de Provence participated in the June 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (Colorado), pouring dry rosé for some of the 5,000 consumers and food industry members in attendance. The weekend event included cooking demos, wine tastings, and seminars led by wine and food superstars such as Mario Batali, José Andrés, Jacques Pépin, and Gail Simmons.

Pink Out! SF, Annual Celebration of Rosé 
Six leading wine producers from the Provence region poured their 2010 rosé wines at the 7th annual Pink Out! SF rosé wine celebration on May 10. Provence rosés were the only French wines featured at the event, sponsored by the Rosé Avengers & Producers.

James Beard Foundation Awards Reception 2011
Considered the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Foundation Awards highlight the best and brightest talents in the U.S. food and beverage industry. Vins de Provence and a select group of producers served as wine sponsors for the 1,000-guest reception following the private awards ceremony at New York's Lincoln Center on May 9.

Provence in the City 2011

  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Boston

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
More than a dozen Provence producers poured their wines for the festival-goers in November 2010.

 Rose Food Pairing

2010 Kohler Food & Wine Experience
Provence rosés were highlighted in a tasting seminar at this landmark October event in Kohler, Wisc.

In-Store Tastings in New York and Southern California: July and August 2010
Provence rosés were in the spotlight at more than 30 complimentary in-store tasting events at wine retailers across Southern California, New York City and the Hamptons.

Bastille Day Festival 2010
Côtes de Provence participated in the annual Bastille Day on 60th Street festival in New York City on July 11.  

Provençal Pairing Dinners in NYC: July 2010
Vins de Provence partnered with Fig & Olive Restaurant to host a Bastille Day tasting event and pairing dinner at the restaurant on July 14. Vins de Provence also partnered with DB Bistro Moderne and American Express to host a July 27 pairing dinner at DB Bistro Moderne.

Picnic des Chefs 2010
Vins de Provence partnered with Club Culinaire, a French chefs’ club in Southern California, to promote French food, wine, and culture at the 30th annual Picnic des Chefs in Los Angeles. The June 13 event attracted 1,000 guests.

James Beard Foundation Awards 2010 
Vins de Provence was a wine sponsor for the James Beard Foundation Awards 2010 in New York City. Considered the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Foundation Awards shine a spotlight on the best and brightest talent in the food and beverage industry.

City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival: April 2010
Vins de Provence was a major sponsor of the 2010 City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) film festival in Hollywood. This week of French film premieres took place April 19-25, 2010, at the Directors Guild of America Theatre Complex on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. 

"An Evening in Provence" Tasting Events Rose Tasting Event 2010
New York: March 1 
A free wine tasting, featuring dry rosé from 26 of the top vineyards in the Provence region of France, followed by a Provencal pairing dinner hosted by the Provence Wine Council and Brasserie Cognac (www.cognacrestaurant.com).

Los Angeles: March 4-5
The largest-ever Cotes de Provence tasting event on the West Coast, hosted by the Provence Wine Council and Vinoteque on Melrose.

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Garden as Art Luncheon (with Provence wines)
August 29, 2009
Amagansett, NY
The luncheon was sponsored by the CIVP/Provence Wine Council, and was part of the East Hampton (NY) Guild Hall's Garden as Art Tour. Learn more about the event in this New York Times article.

FIAF Trophée des Arts Gala (and Rosé Wine Tasting)
June 1, 2009
Rooftop Gardens of the Arsenal Building, Central Park
New York City
This event was sponsored by the French Institute Alliance Francaise (www.fiaf.org) in partnership with CIVP/Provence Wine Council. FIAF is a non-profit language and cultural center that provides an innovative cultural meeting-ground for exchanges between French-speaking and American communities in New York.

Provence in the City: Four Days of Rosés
April 22-25, 2009
New York City
These rosé tasting and pairing events featured 16 top producers/owners from Provence pouring their standard-setting 2008 dry rosés.



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