Category: Rhone

Domaine Gassier Lou Coucardié Red 2012

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

 mywinepal  August 20, 2021

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% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache, and 16% Syrah, coming from his organic vines. If you wonder what is Lou Coucardié, the winery…

Château Pesquié Terrasses Red 2019

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

 mywinepal  August 19, 2021

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 his wine and about the AOC Ventoux. The AOC is very interesting as Mont Ventoux controls the temperature of the…

Winery principal interviews at VanWineFest 2020

All My VanWineFest 2020 Interview Videos

 mywinepal  March 12, 2020

I enjoy meeting winery principals and having a short chat with them at their table as they are pouring their wines during the Festival Tasting at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Here are a few of my recorded video chats for you to hear what they have to say about their winery and/or their wines. France – Theme Country Fabrice…

Flight of wines at The Global Cru seminar at VanWineFest 2020

THE GLOBAL CRU Seminar at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 11, 2020

What is meant by a “Cru” in wine?  The term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, but the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard region recognized for their superior wine quality. My last seminar during the Vancouver International Wine Festival was on the topic of “cru”.  What it is and how it is expressed.  We…

French Terroir Talk wines in glass

The French Terroir Talk at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 9, 2020

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 seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  If there was anyone with the background knowledge of wine and experience of…

Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand booklet

The Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 3, 2020

My first Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was about the wines from the Languedoc region produced by Gérard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.  Gérard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the world and owns 16 estates with their unique terroirs in the region.  The Languedoc has, in general, had a poor…

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction at VanWineFest 2020

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction Raises ~$256,000 For Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  February 24, 2020

The Vancouver International Wine Festival always kicks off with their Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction.  That great event happened on Saturday, Feb 22 and of course, it was a great success.  Below is the press release from the Festival about the event and the results of their auction.  Enjoy. ~~~ VANCOUVER, BC (February 24, 2020) — The Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction,…

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…