Category: Alsace

4 +1 Alsatian Wineries Looking to Delight Canadians

Alsatian Wines to Review

Do you enjoy Alsatian wines?  They are very food-friendly, with Riesling being the best-known grape from the region.  There are also other aromatic white varieties, like Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer, and now Pinot Noir is becoming more widely…

Provence Marinaside Celebrates Hugel Day with Classic Pairings

Choucroute Garnie à l’Alsacienne (credit Joshua Carlson, Wine Director, Provence Marinaside)

Have I ever mentioned that one of my memorable tastings was at the Famille Hugel winery in Riquewihr in the Alsace region of France?  To the wonderful selection of wines, I also enjoyed dinner at a nearby restaurant, enjoying choucroute…

Enjoy the Alsatian Wines from Arthur Metz at VanWineFest 2020

Arthur Metz logo

Cremant and white wines from Alsace are always food-friendly.  Read about Arthur Metz Company and the wines they will present at VanWineFest 2020 in their own words. About Arthur Metz Company The Maison Arthur Metz is ideally located at the…

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,…

Vintage Corks 10th Anniversary Portfolio Tasting – Get Your Tickets

Vintage Corks

Vancouver-based wine importer Vintage Corks is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a walk-around tasting featuring some of the world’s most exclusive wineries. Vintage Corks is unusual among local wine importers in that the agency specializes in acclaimed and hard-to-find boutique wines…

Olivier Humbrecht MW joins Phantom Creek Estates as Consultant

Phantom Creek Estates

This press release came to my inbox today.  I was quite surprised.  It is quite a feat to collaborate with Oliver Humbrecht from Domaine Zind-Humbrecht.  They make amazing wines in Alsace.  I tried to get a tour of the winery…

Quick Review: Arrowleaf Solstice Pinot Gris 2015

Arrowleaf Solstice Pinot Gris 2015 with wine in glass

Arrowleaf Cellars is located in Lake Country (north Okanagan).  It’s a family run business by Joe and Margrit Zuppiger and their son, Manuel Zuppiger, who immigrated to Canada from Switzerland in 1986.  The winery officially opened it’s doors in 2003.  I have enjoyed…