Tag: Rhone

A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

2019 Trialto Portfolio tasting

Wine agencies attend various trade events where they show their wines alongside other agencies.  But to be able to better tell their story about these wines these agencies usually have a portfolio tasting once a year where various winery principals…

Try the Latest Wine Releases by Road 13 Vineyards

Lineup of Road 13 Vineyards wines many Rhone varieties

Road 13 Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines for quite a while.  They were awarded the Winery of the Year 2018 by WineAlign.  In November 2018 Road 13 Vineyards were purchased by Mission Hill Family Estate from Kelowna.  So these…

Rhône Around The World Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Rhone Around The World placemat with wines

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “Rhône grapes have made an indelible mark in their native region in France, but are now being grown successfully throughout the wine world. While Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne have unique…

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…

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

Top Drop Vancouver

This is my second year attending Top Drop Vancouver, where small-scale producers from around the world show us their hand crafted wines. According to Top Drop, “Our focus is terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. W e believe…

Put this Rhône Festival on Your Bucket List – For the Wine Trade

Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône

Rhone, there is so much to discover, from scintillating Syrah, to ripe summer fruits from Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne, to full-bodied, ripe red and black fruit blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  I’ve travelled twice to France and both times I stopped in…

Taste Washington Reds That Cover France and Italy Too

Taste Washington logo

Washington State has a plethora of wineries, in part due to its wider spans of flat or rolling hills and valleys, and less mountain coverage compared to BC.  According to washingtonwine.org there are “…50,000 acres (20,234 hectares) of vines and…