Tag: alsace

Riesling grapes (Image courtesy Wikipedia)

Are You an Expert on Riesling Wines from Around the World? Try This Quiz.

 mywinepal  August 20, 2023

The Riesling grape, originating in the Rhine region of Germany, carries a legacy that spans centuries. Its journey across the world has resulted in an intriguing juxtaposition between Old World and New World expressions. In Germany and Alsace, the grape showcases its classic charm, producing wines with delicate floral aromas, racy acidity, and a pronounced mineral character. In contrast, New…

Tastin' France booklet with wineries listed

Tastin’ France Comes to Vancouver – My Selections

 mywinepal  July 19, 2023

This past week Business France, the national agency to develop the French economy through export growth, brought in several French wineries to Vancouver.  These wineries do not yet have representation in British Columbia.  You currently cannot purchase these wines.  This article is meant for wine agents in BC that are interested in adding more French wines to their portfolio.  Below…

Domaine Emile Beyer wines from Alsace

Domaine Emile Beyer Biodynamic Wines from Alsace

 mywinepal  March 16, 2023

I had a wonderful time speaking with Valérie Beyer about their Alsatian wines recently.  I interviewed Valérie two years ago together with her husband, Christian, about their wines.  I was curious to taste the 2020 vintage wines and compare them to their 2019 wines.  Valérie mentioned that 2020 was a hotter vintage than 2019. She mentioned that the 2020 vintage…

The wines from Famille Hauller in Alsace

Famille Hauller Organic Wines from Alsace

 mywinepal  March 13, 2023

The Hauller family has been making wine since 1776 in Alsace.  They use their ancestral know-how to consider new issues and offer modern and innovative solutions, to respond to their client’s demands all over the world.  The two brothers, Ludovic and Guillaume, joined their parents in the winery in 2015.  One of the brothers’ objectives was to organically farm the…

Domaine François Schmitt wines from Alsace

Domaine François Schmitt Gastronomic Wines from Alsace

 mywinepal  March 10, 2023

François Schmitt took over the family winery in Alsace, Domaine François Schmitt, joined by his son, Frédéric, in 1998, and his wife, Myriam in 2010. I spoke with Frédéric and Myriam about their wines.  Frédéric views their wines as gastronomic, built for food.  Today I tasted all still wines, but they also make a significant amount of cremant wines.  One…

Domaine Barmes-Buecher Wines From Alsace

Domaine Barmes-Buecher Wines From Alsace

 mywinepal  March 6, 2023

Domaine Barmès-Buecher was created in 1985 by Geneviève Barmès (née Buecher) and François Barmès, her husband, who combined the lands of their respective families, who owned vines since the 17th century, in Wettolsheim.  I was fortunate to interview Sophie Barmes, their daughter, about the winery and its wines, through the Millésimes Alsace online tasting event held this week. The winery…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near-Perfect 4.5-5 Star Wines for 2021

 mywinepal  December 22, 2021

As I mentioned for my five-star wine ratings this year, COVID limited the number of events and thus wines that I could taste that came from around the world to BC.  That being said, I am grateful for the BC wineries that sent me wines to taste, plus wines from wine agencies.  There are many wines that fit into my…

Modest Wines the elder vicar 2019 and no. 4 orange 2020

Have You Tried Skin Contact White Wines from Modest Wines?

 mywinepal  June 23, 2021

Do you like white wines with skin contact? These “natural” style wines are becoming more common. I have two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery and their Modest Wines line. One is “the elder vicar 2019” which is a blend of Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling co-fermented, while the other is “no. 4 orange 2020” from Pinot Gris grapes…

Alsatian Wines to Review

4 +1 Alsatian Wineries Looking to Delight Canadians

 mywinepal  June 10, 2021

Do you enjoy Alsatian wines?  They are very food-friendly, with Riesling being the best-known grape from the region.  There are also other aromatic white varieties, like Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer, and now Pinot Noir is becoming more widely known.  I attended a virtual Alsatian Digitasting Fair this week and interviewed four winemakers at their wineries.  The wineries I…

Choucroute Garnie à l’Alsacienne (credit Joshua Carlson, Wine Director, Provence Marinaside)

Provence Marinaside Celebrates Hugel Day with Classic Pairings

 mywinepal  November 3, 2020

Have I ever mentioned that one of my memorable tastings was at the Famille Hugel winery in Riquewihr in the Alsace region of France?  To the wonderful selection of wines, I also enjoyed dinner at a nearby restaurant, enjoying choucroute paired with an Alsatian Riesling.  The menu below from Provence Marinaside makes my mouth water.  Delicious wines and dishes.  Attend…