Category Archives: Food and wine

Cycling through the Langhe

This area in central Northwest Italy in the region of Piedmont is a spectacular destination for cyclists. Rolling hills resembling the Berkshires of Massachusetts and Vermont’s Green Mountains rise from the PO river plane south of Turin and Milan and … Continue reading

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Sunday ride through the Luberon, Provence

Sunday dawned clear and cool. After a quick breakfast we left Séguret headed for the Luberon, our neighboring region to the south. Perhaps made somewhat recently famous by Peter Mayle’s book, A Year in Provence, it is beyond beautiful with … Continue reading

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The pleasures of cooking in France after a long ride

One of the pleasures of running CycleVentoux here in the south of France is the incredible array of great ingredients to cook with in the markets. Whether it is Tuesday market in our neighboring Vaison la Romaine or our three … Continue reading

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Shipping wine home from your stay here

One of the perks of riding in Provence, if you like wine, is the abundance of amazing Rhône producers in the region. Grenache and Syrah are the predominant grapes for reds, and Viognier for the whites, while many more locally … Continue reading

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