Provence in the City 2013: Chicago, March 2013
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.
Provence in the City 2013: New York, March 2013
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.
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
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 (March 21), Washington, DC (March 27), and San Francisco (April 4) debuted as featured markets this year, joining New York (March 23), Boston (March 29), and Los Angeles (April 2) in our fourth annual Provence tasting series. This year’s events highlighted Provence rosé’s position as the gold standard for the category.
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, Feb. 24
New York, Feb. 28
Boston, March 2
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
More than a dozen Provence producers poured their wines for the festival-goers in November 2010.
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 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.
Garden as Art Luncheon (with Provence wines)
August 29, 2009
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.
EVENT REVIEWS: PROVENCE IN THE CITY 2009
- A Sip of Rosé by Marisa d'Vari, A Wine Story, May 7, 2009
- Four Days of Rosés by Julie Mautner, Provence Post, April 29, 2009
- A Rosé Is a Rosé Is a Rosé. Or Is It? by Bruce Sanderson, Wine Specator Online, April 28, 2009
- Pink-Thinking by Lettie Teague, Over a Barrel, April 23, 2009
- Anyone Ready for Rosé? I Mean, Really? by W.R. Tish, The Wine Skewer, April 23, 2009
- For information on classes and workshops offered around the country by the French Wine Academy, visit the French Wine Society.
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