Category: france

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019, Mais Oui!

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019 with wine in glass

Bordeaux blends are popular around the world.  Many wineries make Bordeaux blends in BC, but few have a winemaker from Bordeaux!  One such winery is French Door Estate Winery, a family-run winery founded in 2019 just south of Oliver, BC,…

The Relationship Between Champagne and Art Nouveau

Champagne and Art Nouveau

Art and wine, but especially Champagne, has long been intertwined.  I think one of the greatest relationships between Champagne and art is during the La Belle Époque and Art Nouveau, which occurred starting in the late 1870’s and ending at…

Elevate Your Football Party Menu with Champagne Pairings!

With the CFL season underway and NFL to start, you may wonder what to drink when you watch the game. Beer?  No, Champagne!  Here is some information from the Comite Champagne about how you can pair Champagne with different snacks…

Comité Champagne Announces Start of Region’s 2022 Harvest

Comite Champagne

Grape harvests have started already in the Northern Hemisphere.  Not quite yet in BC.  But you will be glad to know that it is happening in the Champagne region.  Here is the announcement about the Champagne grape harvest by Comité…

Pairing Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with Slow Smoked BBQ Pork

Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with slow smoked BBQ pork

Rose wine with its fresh acidity and bright red fruit flavours works well with many food pairings. I decided to try pairing a bottle of Chateau La Coste 2021 Rosé from Provence, France, with a slow-smoked bbq pork shoulder I cooked…

VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

The Global Cru flight of wines

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…

Enjoy Champagne During The Summer With These Food Pairing Suggestions

Champagne and pate (Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay)

Sparkling wine is very versatile to pair with many foods.  But some people may not think that applies to Champagne.  But it does.  Champagne comes in many different styles giving you many opportunities to try a bottle with something that…