Tag: biodynamic

Gambero Rosso seminar with speaker

Gambero Rosso 2024 Special Awards Masterclass

 mywinepal  May 8, 2024

Gambero Rosso is an Italian food and wine magazine and publishing group founded in 1986.  Last year a selection of people from Gambero Rosso reviewed 2,647 Italian wineries and a total of 25,231 wines, rating them from 1 to 3 glasses according to the quality of the wines. Through a series of blind tastings, 498 wines were awarded their top…

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

A Few Reasons to Buy BC Wines During BC Wine Month

 mywinepal  April 24, 2024

Don’t forget that April is BC Wine Month.  In case you have not purchased any BC wine yet, here are some compelling reasons why British Columbians should consider buying BC wines: 1. Economic Impact: The BC wine industry contributes $3.75 billion annually to British Columbia’s economy. By purchasing local wines, consumers directly support local businesses, jobs, and economic growth. 2….

Challenge of the Red Titans

Challenge of the Red Titans Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 28, 2024

This seminar, Challenge of the Red Titans, was fun.  It was held Friday afternoon and we had spent the week preceding with serious discussions of Italian wines.  We deserved a dash of fun, but the seminar still provided us with valuable information about Italian red wines.  We learned a bit about how the big Italian blockbuster wineries are reshaping themselves…

Jean-Pierre Turgeon from Gerard Bertrand

A Video Interview With Jean-Phillipe Turgeon from Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 22, 2024

Gérard Bertrand Winery is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the world. Gérard Bertrand owns 16 estates with their unique terroirs in the region. The Languedoc has been growing grapes for wines for 24 centuries (Greeks planted grapes around 550 BC) and produces 5% of the world’s wine.  Gérard has loved his vineyard land passionately and enthusiastically…

Five biodynamic red wines from Gerard Bertrand

Five French Biodynamic Red Wines From Gérard BertrandPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 27, 2023

The Gérard Bertrand winery, nestled in the heart of the Languedoc region in southern France, boasts a rich history steeped in tradition and innovation. Established by Gérard Bertrand, a former rugby star, the winery has consistently pushed the boundaries of winemaking excellence. His first vintage was in 1975, following his father and grandfather Paule Bertrand. One notable aspect of Gérard’s commitment…

Rhone Valley Vineyards' winemaker tour seminar

A Visit from Rhone Valley Vineyards Wine Makers to Vancouver

 mywinepal  November 29, 2023

Did you know that ten bottles of Rhone Valley wines are consumed every second?  Recently, Rhone Valley Vineyards‘ winemakers visited Vancouver to remind us that they are more than just Syrah and GSM blends.  They also produce white wines, rose wines, and sparkling wines.  I attended a lively presentation from five Rhone winemakers to cover their wines plus remind us…

Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Grenache-Vermentino-Viognier 2020 and Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault 2021 Rosé 2021

Enjoy Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses White and Red Blend WinesPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 13, 2023

Here are two Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses wines for you to try. The Grenache-Vermentino-Viognier 2020 and the Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault 2021 Rosé. The Rosé has been around for a while and has been a favourite of many people.  Both wines come in a very distinctive and beautiful bottle with a rose petal-shaped base.  Instead of cork, Gérard Bertrand is using a glass stopper to…

Southbrook Vineyards building and signage

Visiting Southbrook Vineyards “Green” Vineyard and WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 12, 2023

Southbrook Vineyards in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region of Ontario undertakes biodynamic and organic vineyard agriculture, plus is LEED Gold Certified for their energy and environmental design in green buildings.  Southbrook is Canada’s first certified Organic and Biodynamic Winery.  They have everything from native meadows and a Monarch butterfly waystation to using lighter wine bottles to lower their carbon footprint.  I looked…

Cult Wine Canada wine tasting

Tasting European Wine with Cult Wine Canada

 mywinepal  July 27, 2023

East meets west at Cult Wine Canada in Vancouver. I attended a small portfolio tasting of Chinese distilled spirits and European wines distributed by Cult Wine Canada.  In this article, I will cover their European wines and in my follow-on article, I will cover the distilled spirit called baijiu.   If you have not heard of Cult Wine Canada, they describe…

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…