What wines will we taste through the week?

Rose Wine Tasting in Provence

Taste Local Organic Wines

Northern and Southern Cotes du Rhone


Provence is where the Rhône River meets the French Riviera. This means that wines in the area qualify as 'Rhône Valley' wines, but with a big Southern component to them - the Sun. We call them Côtes du Rhônes méridionaux - from bing toward the meridian. As opposed to the ones further north called Côtes du Rhône Septentrionaux - from the Latin Septem Triones, the way the Romans called the Major Ursula constellation (the seven horses of labor), which rotates around the North. From that region in the North come wines such as Côte Rotie or Ermitage. With a lot of Syrah (Shiraz) and its associated peppery notes.

Chateuneuf du Pape


In the southern part of the Côtes du Rhône, you will find wines such as Chateauneuf du Pape - the Newcaslte of the Pope. As it is during the time there were two popes heading Christianity, and one of them in France, that this area started getting its fame. And it also got the beautiful Palace of the Popes in Avignon, which we will get to visit as well. Chateuneuf du Pape can contain up to 13 different grapes, and can be found as white or red wine. All of this, and more, you will learn directly through tasting.

Explore Terroir


Other names include Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and even more localized name like Sablet, the very village where we will be staying. Vines were probably planted by the Romans there two thousand years ago. So we are talking about a very long tradition. So there will be plenty to discover in terms of wines. And that will be a wonderful opportunity to actually discover the concept of Terroir - the idea that you can not make the same wine if you are making it using grapes from a different location; even if they are the same grape.

Tavel, King of Rosé Wines


Equally famous, and particulary enjoyable during Spring and Summer, this is also a great area for Rosé Wine. The King of Rosé wines is called Tavel from the name of the village around which it is made. Always a blend, and using up to 9 different grapes, Tavel has the reputation of being one of the few Rosé wine which you can age.

Meet a Local Wine Producer


Following Wine from Vines to Cellar




Understanding Terroir through your Palate


When it comes to produce, the French are obsessed with an idea - it seems a simple idea at first. It is the idea that what you do depends on where you are. This is where LOCAL takes all of its meaning. Because what you do HERE can only be done HERE. It does not mean that you should not buy things from THERE. It just means that it will not taste the same. And sometimes the difference between HERE and THERE is only one hundred meters ...

Here are some examples of recipes where we can make full use of these fragrant herbs:

Bay Leaf Skewer of Mackerel and Langoustine (Brochette de Maquereau et Langousine au Laurier)
Breast of Duck in Lavender Honey (Canette laquée au miel de Lavande)

Produce which are only grown or made in Provence (but sold everywhere)


In the summer in France, everybody drinks an aniseed based drink called Pastis. Wonderfully refreshing, but also somewhat treacherous, it is also very good for cooking – it is actually one of the key ingredients in Oysters Rockfeller.

In the Southern part of Provence is the only region in France where we grow rice: Camargue.
And not far from our Village the region where we make some of the best French Olive Oil, Nyons. Always virgin cold pressed oil - by law actually.

Here are some examples of recipes where we can make full use of these very local produce:

Pilaf de Riz de Carmargue (Local Provençal Rice based Pilaf dish)
Small Chickens cooked in Pastis (Poulettes au Pastis)
Vinaigrette with local Nyons Olive Oil


3700 €

(Doube Occupancy Basis)

What is included?

Transfer from and to Avignon
6 Nights Accommodation Double or Double Twin
6 Breakfast, 7 Lunches and 6 Dinners
7 Cooking Sessions of 2 to 4 hours each
All visits
All meals with 1/3 bottle of Wine included
A diploma

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ANNE

"My husband and I really enjoyed our experience learning how to make macarons! Our teacher, Anne, was very sweet and clearly incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and she was a great communicator. We left the class with a box of beautiful and very delicious macarons and it was such a fun experience."

Signe C. , June 2019, TripAdvisor

 

FREDERIC

"From the moment we met Frederick we knew it would be a great day! Very personable and fun, but serious about his cooking! We learned so much and enjoyed a hands-on cooking class, complete with plenty of wine! Over-all a must do if you are looking for something fun and different in Paris."

Coastal, August 2019, TripAdvisor

 

FLORENCE

We had a lovely morning at Le Foodist! Florence (our baker) was a delight and very patiently walked two very novice bakers through the process of making croissants. They were delicious! Really fun experience and a nice break from sightseeing. We had a great time. A wonderful experience in Paris! "

Stacie, F., August 2019, TripAdvisor

 

GUILLAUME

"Guillaume was a wonderful teacher, employing the right amount of expertise, humor, guidance to ensure we all had a great time and actually learned how to make croissants. They were so good! And my favorite part was his trick how to use up little bits of dough so they aren't wasted."

Shannon S., August 2019, Google

 

SARAH

"Sarah is the greatest person you will ever meet. She was so informative and kind. She was also very helpful in recommending cooking products, sights, and even took the time to help us make a dinner reservation. We had a fantastic time and everything was delicious. Thank you Sarah!"

Heylamby, August 2019, TripAdvisor

 

EMILY

"My husband and I really enjoyed our experience learning how to make macarons! Our teacher, Anne, was very sweet and clearly incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and she was a great communicator. We left the class with a box of beautiful and very delicious macarons."

Signe C. , June 2019, TripAdvisor

 

FRED

"My husband and I really enjoyed our experience learning how to make macarons! Our teacher, Anne, was very sweet and clearly incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and she was a great communicator. We left the class with a box of beautiful and very delicious macarons and it was such a fun experience."

Signe C. , June 2019, TripAdvisor

 

AMANDA

"Amanda was very organized, gave wonderful instructions, and made our afternoon a true cooking adventure. We made three flavors of macarons - all quite yummy! After our macarons were complete, we had a lovely tea so that we could enjoy our beautiful goodies. We also each ended up with a large variety box full of our confections to enjoy throughout our week."

Havilover, July 2019, TripAdvisor

 

STEPHANE

"Stephane is very engaging with everyone and made everyone in the room feel part of the experience. I got the added bonus of sabering a bottle of champagne! I highly recommend this class and look forward to a cooking class the next time I visit Paris! It's a lovely establishment! Oh, and Stephane owes me a trip to visit his aunts! :-) 
Well done, Le Foodist & Stephane!"

Melissia D., July 2019, Yelp

 

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