Category: Provence

Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with slow smoked BBQ pork

Pairing Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with Slow Smoked BBQ Pork

 mywinepal  July 14, 2022

Rose wine with its fresh acidity and bright red fruit flavours works well with many food pairings. I decided to try pairing a bottle of Chateau La Coste 2021 Rosé from Provence, France, with a slow-smoked bbq pork shoulder I cooked using my BBQ. The pork shoulder was covered in a dry rub made with brown sugar, salt, pepper, smoked paprika,…

Joshua Carlson & Jean-Luc Colombo _ Provence Marinaside Wine

Provence Marinaside Dinner Honours Legendary Wine-Maker with a Family Connection

 mywinepal  January 23, 2020

One of the things that the Vancouver International Wine Festival is known for is winemaker dinners.  One upcoming winemaker dinner I think will be exceptionally good.  It will be a pairing of the Rhone Valley’s wines by Jean-Luc Colombo with dishes by Provence Marinaside. There is a surprising, long relationship between the owner of Provence Marinaside and Jean-Luc Colombo.  I…

Some recommended wines from around the world at VanWineFest 2019

My Favourite Dozen Wines Sans California at VanWineFest 2019

 mywinepal  March 16, 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 of the world, as well as Canada.  Below are a dozen wines that I enjoyed and recommend for you to…

Valerie Lelong and rose wines from Provence

Provence Rosés Conquer the World Interview

 mywinepal  June 6, 2017

Provence rosé wines have been conquering the world.  Their growth has been double digits for several years in Canada and the USA; it is spreading in China; French people drink more rosé than white wine.  Need I continue?  I had a chance to interview Valerie Lelong, Marketing & Communications Export Manager from Vins de Provence about the current state of rosé…

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Provence Marinaside – Care to Try 145 Wines by the Glass?

 mywinepal  March 25, 2016

I was shocked when I heard about how many wines by the glass are available for you to buy and enjoy with your meal at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown.  This may be the largest wine by the glass offering in North America.  The development of the FreshTAP and TORR system kegs that keep wine fresh are still relatively new technologies,…

Book Review: Excited About Provence Food and Wine

 mywinepal  July 10, 2014  2 Comments on Book Review: Excited About Provence Food and Wine

I dare say, I love French food and wine.  I’ve been twice to France, and in both trips, found myself spending part of my trip in Provence, enjoying seafood and sipping rose wine from the area.  So it was with great anticipation that I opened the cover of “Provence Food and Wine, The Art of Living” by François Millo and Viktorija…