Category: france

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…

The Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand booklet

My first Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was about the wines from the Languedoc region produced by Gérard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.  Gérard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the…

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction Raises ~$256,000 For Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival at VanWineFest 2020

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction at VanWineFest 2020

The Vancouver International Wine Festival always kicks off with their Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction.  That great event happened on Saturday, Feb 22 and of course, it was a great success.  Below is the press release from the Festival about…

Where Will You See Me at VanWineFest 2020?

Vancouver International Wine Festival tasting room

It’s official.  I’ve received my Media accreditation for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  As part of the accreditation, I will be attending various events.  Besides meeting winery principals and tasting their wines, I’m always happy to chat with anyone…