Category: france

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White and Sparkling Wines for 2018

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

I tasted through many years this year through Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.  I rate all the wines I taste from 1 to 5 stars.  Fortunately,…

Champagne Taittinger with a Sparkling Portfolio for Your Pleasure

Champagne Taittinger bottles on ice

One of the great names in the Champagne region is Taittinger.  Champagne Taittinger was founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux.  It is the third oldest Champagne house in the region.  The current family that owns Taittinger started in 1931 with…

Pairing Maison Ogier’s Wines with BC Cuisine at Provence Marinaside

Ogier wine with seared duck breast at Provence Marinaside

In my previous article about Maison Ogier and their wines from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, I told you about the four different soil types and their effects on the grapes’ flavours in the wines.  In this article, I take you through tasting some…

Learning about Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Wines of Maison Ogier

The Ogier Expression de Terroir Wines in glasses

What do you know about Chateauneuf-du-Pape?  How many grape varieties are permitted in the blend?  How many soil types are there in Chateauneuf-du-Pape?  Raphael Pommier, an Associate Winemaker at Maison Ogier, spoke to us about the history of the winery and…

3 Top Pacific NorthWest Cuisine Restaurant Wine Lists in Vancouver

Open faced smoked salmon sandwich from Farmers Apprentice (Image courtesy Farmer's Apprentice)

Have you ever wondered which wines go well with our Pacific Northwest Cuisine?  Maybe you want to buy a bottle to enjoy at home, to take to a friend’s dinner, or maybe order at a restaurant.  I checked out the…