Category: france

Quick Review: Osoyoos Larose Petales d’Osoyoos 2016

Osoyoos Larose logo

The Osoyoos Larose Petales d’Osoyoos 2016 is a Right-Bank Bordeaux blend, primarily Merlot with lesser amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec produced by the Osoyoos LaRose winery in the south Okanagan.  I do not have the…

A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

2019 Trialto Portfolio tasting

Wine agencies attend various trade events where they show their wines alongside other agencies.  But to be able to better tell their story about these wines these agencies usually have a portfolio tasting once a year where various winery principals…

My Favourite Dozen Wines Sans California at VanWineFest 2019

Some recommended wines from around the world at VanWineFest 2019

Most of the excitement about the Vancouver International Wine Festival is with the theme country or region; California for this year.  But, we should not shy from visiting the rest of the Tasting Room and try wines from other parts…

Rhône Around The World Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Rhone Around The World placemat with wines

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “Rhône grapes have made an indelible mark in their native region in France, but are now being grown successfully throughout the wine world. While Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne have unique…

Celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig with Wine

Chinese New Year of the Brown Pig (Image courtesy www.thechinesezodiac.org)

February 5, 2019 is the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig.   In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. 2019 is supposed to be a great year to make money, and a good year to invest. According…

Come Meet Vines Stars from California and Around the World at VanWineFest 2019

Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie from Okanagan Crush Pad (Image courtesy Okanagan Crush Pad)

We are getting closer to VanWineFest 2019 and the stars are aligning.  The stars you can see at the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting come from our theme region, California, as well as from around the world, and even from…