Category: france

France and Germany Meet at Monte Creek Ranch

Monte Creek Ranch Chardonnay and Riesling 2018

Chardonnay and Riesling are noble variety grapes from France, most notably from Burgundy, and from Germany respectively.  There has always been a rivalry between people that like one or the other better.  Chardonnay comes in a variety of styles from…

Can You Solve this Puzzle about The GLOBAL CRU from VanWineFest 2020?

The Global Cru at VanWineFest 2020 wines

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 had a GLOBAL CRU Seminar where top wineries from around the world discussed what is meant by “CRU”.  Help put this puzzle together.  There are lots of red wines to make the puzzle challenging. …

Quick Review: Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Superieur 2015

Chateau Argadens Red 2015 with wine in glass

I had not heard of Chateau Argadens before but I see from their fact sheet they are part of the Sichel Family, which is of course very well-known in Bordeaux.  From their fact sheet, “The original name of this property,…

That’s a Wrap: All My VanWineFest 2020 Articles for You

VanWineFest 2020 brochure

I was very busy at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  There were lots of terrific wines from France and around the world, plus the dinners, seminars, and Masterclasses were top notch.  I worked very hard making tasting notes, interviewing…

The French Terroir Talk at VanWineFest 2020

French Terroir Talk wines in glass

Andrew Jefford is an English journalist, radio presenter, poet, magazine editor, a wine writer for Decanter magazine and much more. He lives near Montpellier in France. Why am I telling you this?  Andrew lead our French Terroir Talk during this…