Cotignac’s permanent population hovers around 2,300 people. The official count swells on a sunny Tuesday when throngs of visitors appraise market stalls on the main street — Cours Gambetta. A column of plane trees provide welcome shade to vendors watching their stands that are heaving with tempting melons from Cavaillon, fresh goat cheeses and intoxicating […]
First published by High50 30 June 2015 by Rosanna Dickinson Stephen Cronk of Mirabeau en Provence moved to France to make a rosé wine that’s now winning awards. He reveals the challenges he faced and his top tips for starting your own business. Stephen Cronk’s Mirabeau en Provence rosé has been described as “heartachingly beautiful” by wine […]
By Claudia Canavan Posted on June 19, 2015 The drink of summer 2015? It’s got to be pale pink Provence Rosé. Not too sweet, easy-to-drink and a million miles away from cloying, dark varieties that gave the wine its (unfair) ‘not for proper drinkers’ image. And, with sales up 80 per cent in the UK from 2013, […]
First published by TELEGRAPH WEEKEND | Victoria Moore, Saturday 13th June 2015 Provençal rosé, once dismissed as a girly tipple, is now recognised as a serious summer essential In a wine shop – the beautifully named Philglas & Swiggot – on Northcote Road in Clapham, south-west London, on a Friday evening in May, a bullish […]
Read the “Breakthrough Moments” interview with Stephen Cronk on Guardian Small Business Network, written by Lottie O’Conor on 22 May 2015.
Everything you do in the vineyard and to each individual vine will effect its performance, even if only minutely; you are contributing to the development and condition, the health and the function and ultimately the quality of the grapes that will determine the resulting wine.