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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…

J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2018 and Domaine des Malandes Chablis Premier Cru, Vau de Vey, 2016

A Moment with Chablis Masterclass

 mywinepal  December 3, 2020

Do you love Chablis but not like Chardonnay?  Did you know that Chablis is made from Chardonnay?  Chardonnay is a very versatile grape, with both unoaked and oaked versions.  One reason that some people adore Chablis is the acidity and minerality from these wines, which in part comes from the climate and the other coming from the special limestone soils…

Vignobles & Signatures logo

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…

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…

Champagne Thienot on ice

France is Sparkling at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

 mywinepal  March 20, 2014  1 Comment on France is Sparkling at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

Happy New Year! Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!  Happy and sparkling wine seem to go together quite often.  Who can argue with bubbles in a glass?  I was very excited to hear that the Regional Theme for this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was “bubbles”.  Of course Champagne first jumped to my mind, but also all the other variations…

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…

MyWinePal At The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – Part 2

 mywinepal  September 26, 2010

In the first part of my notes on the 31st Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival I talked about BC wines as this was the featured region. But there was more than just BC wines at the festival. I will spend some time talking about the International wines that I was able to try. Some of the international winery tables I…