Category: merlot

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,…

Quick Review: Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2017

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 with wine in glass

One of my favourite producers of Chianti Classico is Ricasoli.  I was happy to receive a bottle of their Brolio DOCG 2017 to review.  I have reviewed and recommended past vintages of this wine, and I will continue to recommend it…

Quick Review: Osoyoos LaRose Le Grand Vin 2016

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2016 with wine in glass

Osoyoos Larose is the first BC winery that was formed in 1998 by a French company, Groupe Taillan of Bordeaux and Constellation Brands Canada together to create a world-class Canadian wine from classic red Bordeaux varietals.  The Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin…

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…

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.  Below are wines that I enjoyed…

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…

Unexpected Wines from Crowsnest Vineyards in the Similkameen Valley

Lineup of Crowsnest Vineyards wines

Crowsnest Vineyards is located near Cawston in the Similkameen Valley in south-central BC.  This valley is cooler-climate with the valley running east-west and a breeze that passes through it to help give the valley it’s character.  I was surprised that…