Category: france

Start Date Announced for 2021 Champagne Harvest

More champagne for everyone! ~~~ EPERNAY, FRANCE – The Comité Champagne today announced the 2021 Champagne harvest started on 6 September. Weather conditions in the Champagne region are good for the ripening of the grapes, but conditions across the vineyard are unusually varied. Because Champagne always…

Esteemed Champagne House Celebrates Summer in the Okanagan

OAK Estate and Veuve Clicquot Collaborate for a Picture-Perfect Picnic

This is a first for BC as far as I can remember.  The Veuve Clicquot Champagne House coming to the Okanagan for a special event with OAK Estate Winery in Summerland.  Limited tickets so buy yours asap!  Press release below.…

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…

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

Dylan Roche

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…

Book Review: Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW by Vanda Jackson

Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW by Vanda Jackson

April 17 was World Malbec Day, and coincidentally a few days prior, I received a copy of “Malbec, A Tumultuous Wine Journey from Woe to WOW” by Vanda Jackson. Vanda, a Canadian from Nova Scotia, is a journalist by training…