Tag: Beaujolais

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages AOC label

Take the Beaujolais Wine Quiz!

 mywinepal  April 27, 2024  0 Comments on Take the Beaujolais Wine Quiz!

Beaujolais wines have garnered immense popularity for their vibrant fruitiness and easy-drinking nature. Nestled just south of Burgundy in France, Beaujolais is often overlooked for its more famous neighbour. Beaujolais’ youthful exuberance pairs excellently with a variety of dishes, including charcuterie, roast chicken, and light pasta dishes. Beaujolais also complements classic French cuisine such as coq au vin and beef…

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The 2020 Vintage Expected Across France

 mywinepal  October 3, 2020

There is such a range of wines in France as you travel North to South and East to West, with so many different climates and soils.  The vintages can be different for major regions across France.  Luckily I was contacted by the Vignobles & Signatures Club whose members span France’s major appellations to tell me about the 2020 harvest, which…

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Enjoy a Glass of Burgundy with Maison Joseph Drouhin at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  November 21, 2019

Let’s welcome Maison Joseph Drouhin from Burgundy to the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Read about this winery’s long history and the wines that they will be pouring for us, in their own words. About Maison Joseph Drouhin With close to 90 different appellations, Maison Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs in all their authenticity and subtle variations….

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Have a Beaujonomic Beaujolais Day!

 mywinepal  September 30, 2018

Recently I attended a seated food and wine pairing event hosted by Mr. Anthony Collet, Marketing Manager for Beaujolais Wines.  The goal of this event was to celebrate the bounty of local ingredients paired with Beaujolais wines.  We enjoyed these wines and learned about the versatility of the wines for food pairings at Tuc Craft Kitchen in Gastown. Beaujolais and…

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My Top Drop 2018 Favourite Wines

 mywinepal  May 25, 2018

Top Drop is the last major wine tasting in Vancouver before the start of summer. Top Drop is meant to represent the best in terroir and winemaker craft. Nature and Nurture.  Wineries from around the world are selected for the best of both, and we were not disappointed.  In my 5 star wine rating, most wines were at least 4…

A flight of Bouchard Père & Fils white wines

27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

 mywinepal  September 28, 2014

At a certain quality level of wine, which typically comes from wineries that have decided to spend the extra effort on selecting grapes from the best vineyard plots, hand picking and sorting the grapes, and letting the grapes express themselves in the wine without an over agressive human hand, you get shades of perfection (note that I am not talking…

Chateau de Sancerre Cuvee du Connetable

Vive la France at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

 mywinepal  March 23, 2014  1 Comment on Vive la France at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

While the big draw for many people to the Vancouver International Wine Festival this year was sparkling wine, and French Champagne, specifically, there were many other wonderful wines to sample.  For this article, since France was the Theme Country, I would like to concentrate on their wines, sans Champagne.  My Champagne article is here. Every region in France is known…

Iconic French wines in glasses

Have You Tried Iconic French Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival?

 mywinepal  March 18, 2014  1 Comment on Have You Tried Iconic French Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival?

Iconic wines from France.  Your mind probably jumped to Bordeaux, Burgundy, or Champagne.  But there are iconic wines across each of the wine regions of France.  During this seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, we were introduced to an iconic wine from each region.  The wines and their regions are: Champagne Taittinger. ($163.99) Champagne. Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de…