Category: Burgundy

Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2017

How Much Do You Know About Burgundy? Take The Quiz.

 mywinepal  February 25, 2024  2 Comments on How Much Do You Know About Burgundy? Take The Quiz.

Burgundy is one of the most famous and prestigious wine regions in France, producing some of the world’s finest reds from Pinot Noir and whites from Chardonnay. Burgundy’s diverse terroir, characterized by limestone, clay, and marl soils, imparts distinctive mineral qualities and nuances to the wines, reflecting the specific vineyard sites known as climats.  Burgundy’s winemakers, steeped in centuries-old tradition…

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Galileo Wine & Spirits Portfolio Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  February 5, 2024

If you are a lover of French and Italian wines, then you should love the portfolio of wines from Galileo Wine & Spirits. There were so many excellent wines to choose from. Here are a few of the wines that I really appreciated.  My Wine Tasting Notes Chateau de Fuisse Macon-Village 2022, France – A medium lemon colour.  Fresh, medium-intensity…

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Tasting European Wine with Cult Wine Canada

 mywinepal  July 27, 2023

East meets west at Cult Wine Canada in Vancouver. I attended a small portfolio tasting of Chinese distilled spirits and European wines distributed by Cult Wine Canada.  In this article, I will cover their European wines and in my follow-on article, I will cover the distilled spirit called baijiu.   If you have not heard of Cult Wine Canada, they describe…

Tastin' France booklet with wineries listed

Tastin’ France Comes to Vancouver – My Selections

 mywinepal  July 19, 2023

This past week Business France, the national agency to develop the French economy through export growth, brought in several French wineries to Vancouver.  These wineries do not yet have representation in British Columbia.  You currently cannot purchase these wines.  This article is meant for wine agents in BC that are interested in adding more French wines to their portfolio.  Below…

Top Drop Vancouver

My Top Drop Picks From Top Drop Canada 2023

 mywinepal  May 29, 2023

I enjoy attending the Top Drop Canada wine tasting each year.  It is probably my second favourite event after the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  If you have not heard of Top Drop before, the organizers describe it as “Top Drop’s focus and mandate is providing a platform for terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. We believe in the…

The Global Cru flight of wines

VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

 mywinepal  May 27, 2022

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us on a global journey to some of the wine world’s greatest vineyards to discover what makes their terroir and wines…

A selection of Old World wines at VanWineFest 2022

VanWineFest 2022: My Old World Wine Selections

 mywinepal  May 24, 2022

It’s been two years since we last tasted wines from around the world at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  During COVID grapevines produced grapes and wine was made but may have been a little harder than normal to get workers in the vineyard and in the winery.  Below are my Old World wine selections.  Most of the vintages are 2020…

Selection of wines at Top Drop Vancouver 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022: My Top Drops!

 mywinepal  May 12, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022 was on May 10 and 11.  Part of the event was a large tasting room, with 40 wineries presenting a selection of their wines.  There was also to my great happiness, cider as well, which I will get to later in this article.  Top Drop Canada puts on this event yearly (except during the COVID shutdown),…

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Canadian Wine Trends 2021: Red and White Grape Varietal Wines

 mywinepal  January 17, 2022  1 Comment on Canadian Wine Trends 2021: Red and White Grape Varietal Wines

In 2021 we stayed at home mostly, with little travel, usually local, due to COVID.  I’ve read that sales of wine, beer and spirits had increased in 2021.  I wondered a bit more about the wines we were drinking across Canada.  For example, was Chardonnay the top white wine in BC or Nova Scotia?  Was Ontario the top consumer of…

Dylan Roche

Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Okanagan – An Interview with Dylan Roche

 mywinepal  May 12, 2021

What do Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Okanagan have in common?  Dylan and Pénélope Roche of Roche Wines.  This married couple met while pursuing their winemaking careers and during their world travels worked in Bordeaux and Burgundy. They then moved to the Naramata Bench where they started Roche Wines.  One item of interest is that Dylan spent 5 years in Burgundy…