Tag: alsace

Have You Tried Skin Contact White Wines from Modest Wines?

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

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…

4 +1 Alsatian Wineries Looking to Delight Canadians

Alsatian Wines to Review

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…

Provence Marinaside Celebrates Hugel Day with Classic Pairings

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

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…

Ortega and an Aromatic White Blend from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Ortega and Q White 2019 wines

Have you ever heard of the Ortega grape? Did you know that Ortega is a cross between Siegerrebe and Müller-Thurgau?  And did you know that you can try Ortega wine from Blue Grouse Estate Winery from Duncan, BC?  Vancouver Island…

The French Terroir Talk at VanWineFest 2020

French Terroir Talk wines in glass

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…

VanWineFest Welcomes Vine Stars From Around The Wine World And Keynote Speaker Andrew Jefford

French logo with VanWineFest logo 2020

One of the coolest things about VanWineFest is that each winery represented at the Festival has to bring a winery principal, who could be the owner or a family member, or their winemaker.  When you ask them to pour you…