Category: Viognier

Say Bonjour to Jean-Claude Mas and Château Paul Mas at VanWineFest 2020

Jean-Claude Mas

Welcome to Jean-Claude Mas and Château Paul Mas who will be at the VanWineFest 2020.  Read about their history and wines in their own words. About Jean-Claude Mas Jean-Claude Mas is a man who relishes a challenge. His story illustrates…

A Few BC Wines to Celebrate with for Thanksgiving 2019

Traditional Thanksgiving

The world seems to have gone crazy, plus we have a Federal election in Canada.  It is fortunate that Thanksgiving is coming up this long weekend so we can get together with family and friends, and celebrate what good things…

A Selection of BC Wine Gems from BC VQA 2019 Spring Wine Release

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release booklet

Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier were prominent in this BC VQA Spring wine release tasting.  It is not surprising as white wine releases are more common in the Spring while more red wines are released in the Fall.  Viognier though…

2018 BC Vintage Media Preview – What Did The Winemakers Say?

As BC is large with a cooler coastal climate and a hotter, drier interior, our yearly vintages can cover a range from marginal to exceptional.  Luckily we have been closer to the exceptional end of the vintage spectrum these last…

17 Recommended California White Wines at VanWineFest 2019

A selection of white California wines at VanWineFest 2019

As California was the theme region for VanWineFest 2019, you would expect Chardonnay to be prominent in my list of favourite white wines, and you would be right.  But there is also Viognier, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.  I put the…

Preparing for More than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at VanWineFest 2019

Discover California wines

What do you know about California wines?  Most people probably think of it as a place for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not all there is to California wines.  There are many other wines available from California that are very…