Le Pigeoulet en Provence 2000 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse ($9.99)
Clear ruby with an orange glint. Plums, pepper and spice mingle in a balanced and quaffable wine, with appropriately acidic structure to make it an excellent food match. US Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, Calif. (Mar 27, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Worked very well with a simple soup inspired by a dish enjoyed in a rural Slovenian gostilna (inn), thin-sliced wild and domestic mushrooms quickly cooked with mushroom broth and a bit of cream.

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