Category: Rhone

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An Interview with Bernard Duseigneur from Domaine Duseigneur and his Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wines

 mywinepal  November 25, 2019

In an earlier article, I wrote about the flight of wines that I sampled with Bernard Duseigneur from his Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards.  Before we started to taste his wines together, I asked Bernard a few questions about how he grew into running a winery and his philosophies on how to manage vineyards and produce his wines.  I very much enjoyed hearing…

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Taste the Wines of Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  November 22, 2019

Please welcome Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné, an iconic winery from Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley to the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Let them introduce themselves to you today. About Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné In 1834, a full 100 years before the introduction of the A.O.C. system, Antoine Jaboulet began to transform a sleepy region into one of the most…

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Welcome Domaine Duseigneur Wines at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  November 18, 2019

We have new to our market in BC some exceptional wines from the Lirac and from Châteauneuf-du-Pape made by Domaine Duseigneur.  I had a preview of these wines and was able to interview Bernard Duseigneur, tasting through these wines and trying them with a light lunch.  I have been a great fan of Rhone Valley wines but had not yet…

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A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

 mywinepal  September 24, 2019

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 from around the world are invited to attend to tell us their wine story.  I was fortunate to attend the…

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Try the Latest Wine Releases by Road 13 Vineyards

 mywinepal  September 4, 2019

Road 13 Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines for quite a while.  They were awarded the Winery of the Year 2018 by WineAlign.  In November 2018 Road 13 Vineyards were purchased by Mission Hill Family Estate from Kelowna.  So these wines will be one of the last vintages produced by the original Road 13 Vineyards family for you to try….

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My Wine Gems from Taste Washington 2019

 mywinepal  April 6, 2019

What is the Taste Washington Grand Tasting compare to?  If you thought the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting Room, double the size, and add in 65 restaurants serving up freshly cooked dishes. I checked the Taste Washington website and it states that there are 235 wineries participating, but it felt like many more to me. Standing on the second level…

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Rhône Around The World Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

 mywinepal  March 7, 2019

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 varietal expressions, they also partner well in a blend. This seminar takes you from Australia to North America’s West Coast…

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New Wines in BC to Enjoy for 2019

 mywinepal  February 1, 2019

My first Trade tasting for 2019 was this week, with agents showing the latest new wines they have brought to Vancouver or new vintages of wines that are currently in our market.  I was quite surprised by how many sparkling wines I had a chance to try.  I normally see a peak interest in sparkling wine leading up to the…

Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017 and Ogier Heritages Cotes du Rhone Grenache Syrah 2016

It’s a Pleasure to Enjoy Rhone Wines

 mywinepal  January 18, 2019

Did you know the Rhone Valley is the 2nd largest French AOC wine area?  Or that 27 different grape varieties are grown in the Rhone Valley?  Or that Canada imports 6% of Rhone Valley wines in the world? There is a lot to like about Rhone Valley wines.  Not to get too involved in the details of the area, it can be…

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Pairing Maison Ogier’s Wines with BC Cuisine at Provence Marinaside

 mywinepal  May 3, 2018

In my previous article about Maison Ogier and their wines from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, I told you about the four different soil types and their effects on the grapes’ flavours in the wines.  In this article, I take you through tasting some of Maison Ogier’s wines with food paired at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown. Our Pairings Seared scallops with hedgehog mushrooms, roasted…