Category: france

Provence Marinaside‚Äôs December Wine Menu ‚Äď A Celebration Of Good Taste with Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Seared Scallops and Mission Hill Perpetua wine (Photo courtesy Emrys Horton, EPH Photography _EPH6189)

Provence Marinaside continues to offer amazing dinners in Yaletown through their Monthly Wine Menu series, with December featuring Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s top quality Perpetua and Oculus wines.¬† This is a very rare occasion to taste these two wines…

Enjoy Wine and Save the Environment with Sea Change Wines

Sea Change Sauvignon Blanc Pays D'Oc 2018 and Rosé Pays D'Oc 2018

I feel good about enjoying these two wines by Sea Change, which come from France.¬† Sea Change use renewable plant-based closures (corks) and the paper for the labels coming from certified sustainable forests and made partially from grape waste.¬† ¬†I…

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…