Tag: Nice

  • The Urban Appellation

    The Urban Appellation

    I can still remember the first time I tasted a wine from Bellet. It was the autumn of 1988. I had just started working in wine, and had flown down to Provence for a week of visiting vineyards, staying with my parents in their little holiday cottage. This last day, they were driving me back […]

  • Framboise, the traditional grape of Nice?

    In 2010 a Niçois manifesto was written encouraging people in the area around Nice to replant a grape variety known as framboise, claiming it was part of Niçois tradition, and a symbol of local identity. “Si vous avez dans vos relations quelques vieilles familles niçoises qui ont participé à cet acte de résistance et que […]