Category: Rhone

Two Winemaker’s Dinners with Biodynamic Trailblazer Frédéric Sigonneau of Domaine de l’R

Biodynamic wines from Domaine de l'R

Have you ever had a chance to taste a wine made from biodynamic methods in the vineyard and at the winery?  I have found that biodynamic wines have a brightness or liveliness to them. You have an opportunity to enjoy…

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019, Mais Oui!

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019 with wine in glass

Bordeaux blends are popular around the world.  Many wineries make Bordeaux blends in BC, but few have a winemaker from Bordeaux!  One such winery is French Door Estate Winery, a family-run winery founded in 2019 just south of Oliver, BC,…

Old World Rhone Valley Grapes in the New World – 3 Examples

Cono Sur Bicicleta Reserva Viognier 2020, Stag's Hollow Winery Syrah 2020, and Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2020 wines

Can you name the native grapes of the Rhone Valley?  There are the north and south ends of the valley and different varieties.  The main varieties of the north end are Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The northern Rhone is…

Let’s Talk Wine, Viticulture and More with Frédéric Chaudière from Château Pesquié

Karl MyWinePal with Frédéric Chaudière

Today I have another lesser-known AOC in the southern Rhone Valley – AOC Ventoux.  You may be very familiar with one of the wineries from AOC Ventoux, Château Pesquié.  Their wine labels in solid blocks of colour should be very…

Have You Tried Domaine Gassier Lou Coucardié Red 2012 from AOC Costieres de Nimes?

Domaine Gassier Lou Coucardié Red 2012

Today I have a bottle of Lou Coucardié Red 2012 from the well-known winemaker, Monsieur Michel Gassier from AOC Costieres de Nimes in the south of France, part of the Rhone Valley. This red wine is a blend of 49%…

Have You Tried Château Pesquié Terrasses Red 2019 from AOC Ventoux?

Château Pesquié Terrasses Red 2019

Today I am pleased to open and taste a bottle of Château Pesquié Terrasses Red 2019 from the Ventoux AOC. A wine made with 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. I will be interviewing one of the owners, Frédéric Chaudière, about…