Category: Viognier

1847 till Today: Australia’s Wine History with Yalumba and Pewsey Vale

Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2018, the Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2019, Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, and the Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Shiraz 2017

1847 was an important year in Australian wine as two things happened. First John Gilbert who moved from Britain to Australia planted Riesling and other grapes in the Eden Valley in what is known as the Pewsey Vale Vineyard.  This…

Narrative Rhone Grape-Based Wines and Brett

Narrative Viognier 2018 and Syrah Viognier 2018

Rhone Grapes Do you know which are the main grapes grown in the Rhone Valley? Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Roussanne.  Syrah is making a mark for itself in BC’s Okanagan Valley.  Some say that it could be our signature red…

BOHO and Bohemian Wines from Winemaker’s CUT For You

Winemaker's CUT BOHO Beat and Zen and Bohemian Cuvee rouge wine

I have 3 “Bohemian” wines for you from Winemaker’s CUT in the south Okanagan to tell you about.  Have you ever tried Lambrusco wine?  One of the BOHO wines by Winemaker’s CUT reminds me of it.  BOHO wines are a…

The Languedoc Masterclass with GĂ©rard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Languedoc Masterclass with GĂ©rard Bertrand booklet

My first Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was about the wines from the Languedoc region produced by GĂ©rard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.  GĂ©rard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the…

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…