Tag: Blanc de Blancs

Christian from Treveri Cellars

My Video Interview With Christian from Treveri Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 22, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview With Christian from Treveri Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

This was the last video interview I made during The Grand Tasting at Taste Washington 2024.  Treveri Cellars makes organic sparkling wines and has been doing it for many years. While some wines are made with “traditional” sparkling wine grapes, like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, they also venture out and make sparkling Gewurztraminer and Riesling. I tasted a glass of…

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages AOC label

Demystifying French Wine Labels

 mywinepal  December 8, 2023

Embarking on a journey through the world of French wine is a delightful experience, but deciphering the terms on a wine label can be a daunting task. French wines are not only celebrated for their exquisite flavours but also for the intricate classification systems that define their origin and quality. Let me unravel the mystique behind some key terms found…

Church & State Wines Gris de Noirs Brut 2019 and Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 2018

Two Traditional Method Sparkling Wines from Church & State Wines

 mywinepal  October 14, 2022

Sparkling wines are always appreciated.  They pair with many dishes and can be enjoyed on their own.  I have two traditional method sparkling wines from Church & State Wines.  A Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 2018 made with Chardonnay grapes from their Black Sage Bench vineyard and a Gris de Noirs Brut 2019 made with Pinot Noir grapes from their…

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Enjoy Champagne During The Summer With These Food Pairing Suggestions

 mywinepal  May 15, 2022

Sparkling wine is very versatile to pair with many foods.  But some people may not think that applies to Champagne.  But it does.  Champagne comes in many different styles giving you many opportunities to try a bottle with something that you have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or with snacks on your patio.  Here are a few suggestions from Comité…

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Celebrate VanWineFest 2020 with Taittinger Champagne

 mywinepal  November 19, 2019

Let’s welcome Taittinger and their beautiful Champagne to VanWineFest.  Hear them talk about their history and wines they will be pouring for us. About TAITTINGER The Taittinger family has managed the Champagne House for nearly a century. Its aim has always been the pursuit of excellence. “Having our family name on a bottle places demands and responsibilities on every minute….

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release booklet

A Selection of BC Wine Gems from BC VQA 2019 Spring Wine Release

 mywinepal  April 26, 2019

Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier were prominent in this BC VQA Spring wine release tasting.  It is not surprising as white wine releases are more common in the Spring while more red wines are released in the Fall.  Viognier though I think made a bigger showing this year than in past years, and showed well.  Lots of fruit flavour and…

Taste WA booklet and glass of wine

My Wine Gems from Taste Washington 2019

 mywinepal  April 6, 2019

What is the Taste Washington Grand Tasting compare to?  If you thought the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting Room, double the size, and add in 65 restaurants serving up freshly cooked dishes. I checked the Taste Washington website and it states that there are 235 wineries participating, but it felt like many more to me. Standing on the second level…

Champagne Taittinger bottles on ice

Champagne Taittinger with a Sparkling Portfolio for Your Pleasure

 mywinepal  October 20, 2018

One of the great names in the Champagne region is Taittinger.  Champagne Taittinger was founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux.  It is the third oldest Champagne house in the region.  The current family that owns Taittinger started in 1931 with the purchase of the Forest-Fourneaux vineyards by Pierre Charles Taittinger. Taittinger concentrates on using Chardonnay grapes for their wines but…

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Top Drops at Vintage Corks Tasting

 mywinepal  October 3, 2018

If you have ever attended the Top Drop tastings in Vancouver, you will have experienced many 4.5 to 5 star wines according to my rating scale.  I recently attended a portfolio tasting by Vintage Corks, and this tasting was in that same quality range.  Vintage Corks offers premium wines from US, Italy, Canada and more.  You can find Vintage Corks’…